We've got 8 more weeks...
Until the 3rd annual Lift-A-Thon for charity!
Luckily I have a friend that's a writer and he wrote the following press release for me.
We still need a webmaster! I promise, it'll only take you a couple of hours to put the whole thing together.
Time's a-wastin'! If you would like to participate, donate, volunteer or help out in any other way, please let me know ASAP!
On November 6, 2008, Guinness Word Record weightlifter Kevin Machate, along with other fitness-minded philanthropists from around the globe, will participate in an international Lift-a-Thon to raise funds for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Worldwide, more than 30 lifters hope to raise $50,000 for St. Jude, with the proceeds directly benefiting treatment of children with cancer, as well as research to find a cure for the dread disease. The event?s participants will attempt to simultaneously lift a combined 50 million pounds within one, 24-hour period.
?I?m thrilled to be heading up this important event,? said Machate, the 36-year-old current Guinness World Record Holder for "The Most Total Weight Squat-Lifted in 24 Hours? and very proud to be supporting St. Jude for their outstanding work. My colleagues and I are hoping to take some of the financial weight off the hospital by lifting some weight ? and some money --of our own!?
Tax-deductible donations to support the lifters? efforts can be made in person at www.stjude.org, Chili's in Garland, Texas or Chili's in Richardson, Texas or by contacting Machate directly at (given privately).
About St. Jude?s:
St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world?s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. For more information about the hospital, contact ALSAC Communications at (901) 578-2000, or log on to www.stjude.org