The Impact of 12

How much of an IMPACT can you make in 12 Months on the road?



Fishing with Family on The Longest Day to #ENDALZ

The Longest Day is an event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. This unique event is held annually, on or near, the summer solstice. The longest day of the year was chosen to honor those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, for whom every day is the longest day. This past year I fished all day on The Longest Day in celebration of my Grandpa Harry who battled Alzheimer’s during the last years of his life. Fishing is something he taught me and an activity I enjoyed sharing with him. This is my exact replica of the events with complete precision. I’d tell you to close your eyes so you can feel like you were there, but it might be tough to continue reading…


11:26 AM – You finally depart for the lake. Behind schedule as usual.

11:32 AM – The cat is moved to the back seat as he clearly can’t handle riding in the front. Meowing subsides. Continue reading “Fishing with Family on The Longest Day to #ENDALZ”

At the Boston Marathon 25,383rd can be just as impressive as 1st

“I’m going for the hug.” – me

As the most recent Run to #ENDALZ runner was headed our way, there was something entirely different about how he was embracing the crowd. Don’t get me wrong, the high fives were invigorating, but I was ready to step up my game. Most of the team runners lit up when they saw the purple people ahead. Some would stop to hug a family member or two, but the rest of us would greet them with high fives as they charged on for the remaining 10 miles. This runner (Jeff as I would learn later) was stopping for a LOT of hugs. As he approached, I told my new Keurig friends that I was going for it. I had so much energy watching so many people putting everything they had into this race. I went Continue reading “At the Boston Marathon 25,383rd can be just as impressive as 1st”

How just 1 penny for every 12 miles can help find a cure for Alzheimer’s…

Traveling the country will be an unbelievable experience, but I am the most excited about the opportunity to make a difference. My 12 miles campaign is one of the ways I hope to make a difference over the next 12 months. So how does this work?

Over the course of the 12 months, I will travel quite a few miles. I am pledging to donate $1.00 for every 12 miles I travel (up to 12,000 miles). If I make it the entire journey, I should surpass 12,000 miles and end up donating $1,000 to charity. For the first 6 months, I will be raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. You can find my donation page here:


Shout out to the donors we already have on board!! Donations are for every 12 miles traveled…

DOLLAR CLUB: Matthew Phillips

HALF DOLLAR CLUB: Fan Interactive Marketing

QUARTER CLUB: Tom and Sharon

DIME CLUB: Brad and Jane; Patti; Jamie, Loren and Gage; Trish and Rick; Linda, Sue

NICKEL CLUB: Pam and Sean, Maria, Mike and Lisa, Patti, Rick

PENNY CLUB (Just a $10 Donation!): Monika, Beth, Grace, Phyllis, Matt, Neil and Judy, Bobby, Ryan, K-Webb

How can you help make an impact? There are 2 options:

  1. Visit my page (The IMPACT of 12 Miles) and make a donation. A donation of just $10.00 will put you in the PENNY CLUB. A donation of $50.00 will put you in the NICKEL CLUB.
  2. Make a pledge to donate at the end of 6 months (money will go towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s through the Alzheimer’s Association) or at the end of my trip to a charity to be named later. A pledge of just 1 penny for every 12 miles (up to 12,000 miles) will result in a $10 donation in December or a $5 donation in June.

Thanks in advance for your support!


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