I just found out today, although I'm thinking the clues were there and I just was too self-involved to notice, that Gary Wotal is participating in a race for the American Heart Association. tomorrow morning for some donations. Yep, you heard it here. Even though Ike is bearing down on his lovely home state, Gary is running, not walking like everyone else!
Here is a link to his site at the American Heart Association.
Gary is a great friend. He continually uplifts us all here at Active Rain, he has a wonderful sense of fun and he is just one of the nicest people I have the pleasure to know.
The American Heart Association is a favorite charity of mine. My mom's dad died in his forties from a heart attack. My Uncle Mike, my mom's brother and one of the funniest men I've ever met, died during open heart surgery, I believe in his forties (he died the very week I met my husband Jack and we named my son Michael after him). My mom has had triple bypass surgery and several angioplasties. Her other brother Bob has had multiple heart attacks.
Be safe and have fun. Thank you for supporting the American Heart Association.