Posts Tagged ‘san jose’

San Jose Rock-n-Roll Half-Marathon

I ran the San Jose Rock-n-Roll Half-Marathon this past Sunday and my brother-in-law, Justin Adkinson, filmed some clips of the race with his new tripod that he made. Pretty cool setup with a sliding bar to get a smooth side to side view. Check out the video below on his Vimeo account (one of the most creative talented videographers host their video on Vimeo!).



The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Needs Your Help

hey everyone! Sometimes I’d like to get a little off topic (usually my blog covers social media news, viral marketing, and mobile) with a cause that is very near and dear to my heart – the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation! On Saturday May 30th, my soon-to-be wife Kari organized a team from the Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital called GI Janes and Joes. We walked in downtown San Jose for apprx. 2 miles to show awareness for this disease and to raise some good mulla! Of all the teams there $180K was raised for research and patient services. Great stuff but the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation still needs your help until there is a cure. I know times are tough but if you could donate $20 to help find a cure or going out to dinner what would you do?   Donate today

Here is a very interesting chart taken from 2006 financial data – check out the # of patients!


Organization Number of Patients Gross Revenue $ Raised per Patient Research as Percent of Expense
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 1,400,000 $40.5 million $28.92 36%
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 747,000 $240.3 million $321.68 28%
March of Dimes 508,536 $244.8 million $481.38 19%
Multiple Sclerosis Society 400,000 $219.9 million $549.75 21%


For those that couldn’t make it to the walk here is a short (55 second) video:


If you have any questions ping me at @djksar on Twitter or email rksar at yahoo dot com. Remember to check if your company matches and corporate donations are accepted.