Friday, July 29, 2011

This has been a Great Week! thank you

Hello again and Thank you for stopping by today, What a Great Week. I broke the 20 pound barrier and I am down to 244 ( that's 22 lbs lost in case you are wondering). Between donations and T-shirt sales and the bar event at Bad Decisions in Baltimore we have raised over $1,600.00 now! Thank you Fila for the training Gear, Thank you Ben Caplan and GPC print solutions for the T-shirts and thank you to all of my friends and family that have supported me so far.

Our Next event is on August 29th at "The Cork Wine Pub" in Eldersburg from 5-9 pm. I will be guest bartending again and there will be drink specials all night. We raised $500 at Bad Decisions and I expect Carroll county to come out strong and help me Double that number.
T-shirts are just $20 , if you want one you can mail you check to Pathfinders for autism and notate "40 miles T-shirt" in the notes field and we can mail one out to you for just $2 shipping. or you can use the credit card link to pay and then send me a note that you paid that way. every Friday I will update the donation sheet and mail out shirts.

Remember, just a $10 donation goes a long way.

See you soon!

Mike Shelah

Thank you, together we can do great things!

BTW, the Carroll County times and "Carroll County Today" both posted articles about 40 miles. read them here!

carroll county times article

carroll county today article

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Great event in Baltimore Last night, Thank you!

Great event last night, thank you John Reusing and Bad Decisions for hosting our event. We raised $387 dollars and sold 11 T-shirts. Thank you also to my boys from Phi Delta Zeta and UMBC for representin. See you all in Eldersburg on August 29th!

Mike Shelah

Together we can do great things!

Friday, July 22, 2011

The T-Shirts are Here, Ready for the Party Monday Night!!!

Hi Everybody. So the bad news is no new donations this week. The good news is I lost two more pounds and I am down to 247. The T-shirts are here and I already sold me first one ( SO I guess we did raise a little money this week). Come down to Bad Decisions Bar on Fleet Street in Baltimore Monday night  between 5 and 10pm and get your very own shirt. Drinks will be flowing, there will be lots of people having a good time and raising money for a great cause AND your truly will be pourin the drinks and workin the crowd.

Special Thanks to my friend Ben Caplan with GPC print solutions. He got the shirts at a great price and in time for the event.

As always, please share this page with others. If everyone that sees my blog donates just $10 we will reach our record in no time!

Thank you, Together we can do great things!

Mike S.

Friday, July 15, 2011

40 Miles for autism, anybody have good exercise tips?

Hi Everyone, The donation total is $865 right now. I am still at 249 this week. I figure that my exercise activity needs to go up plus i am sure that I have added a pound or two of muscle over the last couple weeks. In addition to my normal donation request, I would welcome good exercise tips.

Thanks for viewing this week. Please post this on your social media pages and please donate. If everyone that watches this donate's just $10 we will blow out the goal.

Thank you, together we can do great things!

Mike S.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

40 Miles for Autism: The Logo

It occured to me that I haven't posted my logo on the blog. This is what the front of the T-shirt will look like and it is the current Avatar for the Facebook Page, what do you think? Bev Ginter, a very good friend of the family created the design for me, I love it and would appreciate your feedback

Thank you, together we can do great things!

Mike S.

Friday, July 8, 2011

40 Miles for Autism I need some creative ideas

Hi everybody and thank you for reading this week. I made a mistake on the total donations recently. Our total is up to $815.00 Thank you to everyone that has helped so far. I have lost 17 lbs so far and I am down to 249 lbs. Making great progress there.

Today I want to ask people for advice on fundraising. Frankly, I really did think more people would be willing to help me along the way and I've had many people say they will but have yet to do so. It's time to start swinging for the fences. I know over the next 2 months that the guest bartending events and the T-shirt sales will help, but It was brought to my attention that many companies have annual "giving" budgets that really start to become active this time of year. If your employer has  such a budget or you think they might just be willing to contribute, please let me know. I should be able to post images of the T-shirt next week. We made a couple changes to the design and I think they are going to turn out great. Thanks again to Bev Ginter for creating the logo for me, she did a great job.

Till next week

Thank You! Together we can do great things

Mike S.

Friday, July 1, 2011

40 Miles for Autism: Holidays and Children with Autism

Welcome Back! I have lost a total of 16 pounds and I am down to 252 pounds! We have raised over $835 dollars so far. We have several events coming up where you can donate in a more "entertaining fashion" and the t-shirts are being ordered and will debut on the blog in the next week or two.

Don't Forget! July 25th 2011 guest bartending night At "Bad Decisions" in Baltimore from 5-10 pm

August 29th 2011 guest bartending at "The Cork" in Eldersburg from 5-9 pm.

This weeks video is about how holidays can really be a problem for families of children with autism.

Please watch, Please Share, Please Donate. Even $5 means a lot to this cause,

Thank You!

Mike Shelah