Friday, October 7, 2011

Sunday is the day!

Sunday is the big day!  I am very excited and can't wait to see each and every one of you out there!

Just a few details.... The ride/run starts at 8:30am Sunday October 9 at 250 N. Main St. Grapevine, Texas.

We will have smoothies available for purchase at Nutrition Addiction where a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the National Brain Tumor Society.

You can find us by looking for our signs (donated by Signs on the Cheap) or any of the volunteers in a RIDE 4 Jess T-shirt (donated by Family Fan Club)

T-shirts will be available for sale at the Family Fan Club online shop here:

You can also purchase other items such as water bottles and coffee mugs.  33% of every sale will be donated back to the National Brain Tumor Society.

In the event of rain - we will still be out at Nutrition Addiction; the routes may have to be altered but we will be there rain or shine!  Please even if it is raining - come out have a YUMMY shake, grab a goody bag and support the cause!

Thank you for your support and looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Time is tickin'

Well after 10 days in Hawaii I'm back (and a full week of work under my belt).  SO sorry for the long break between posts; but it's been busy around here.

Things are GOOD TO GO for SUNDAY 10/9 AT 8:30AM.  250 N. Main Grapevine, Tx :)

Ride 4 Jess WILL be a success and I'm counting on YOU to be THERE to support us!  Again, no registration fee - just donations to our fundraising page for our team FACING GIANTS!

Will you be there??????

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I just peed my pants...

Today we acquired 5 NEW SPONSORS for the Ride 4 Jess!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to Shannon and Michelynne for their support in this race and cause!

Michelynne, owner and friend extraordinaire.... RM2 Productions - Michelynne will be helping me with design for promotional material and such.... Thank you Miche for dedicating your time and efforts - you are such an amazing friend!

Shannon - of the fantastically inspiring IRONTEXAS MOMMY - and all of her ambassador-ship signed up the following sponsors:
 - Aquaphor -
 - Fit-n-Wise - a FREE entry into their 2012 triathlon race series will be given away along with a tshirt and   water bottle so you are fully equipped to KICK BUTT at their tri series in the spring.
 - Wise Regional Health System -
 - Clinical Care Associates -

Thank you so much to both of you for being just completely AWESOME and selfless. 


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ride 4 Jess - NEW INFO

Due to previous commitments with Life Time Fitness Cycle Club; I'm going to be unable to do the 12 hour bike ride on October 8.

I didn't realize when I picked the date that I was going to 1) be hired at LTF as the coordinator (it was still up in the air) and 2) have a mandatory expo that day.

So here are the new details

When:  Sunday, October 9, 2011
Where: Grapevine Lake - start and end at Nutrition Addiction
Why:    To Raise Money for the Brain Tumor Foundation Dallas/Fort Worth Walk on November 5

The Nitty Gritty:

Anyone is welcome to ride, run, walk, jog, skip, scooter, segway, skate around the lake.

All I ask is that if you are going to come out and participate you make a DONATION to my FUNDRAISING PAGE (any denomination is appreciated!) and either comment here that you are going to participate or email me and let me know.

13/26/39 mile options for the bike - 5K run/walk option
Runners - feel free to come out for your long training day.

Also - if you can participate virtually that would be awesome as well!  Just a make a donation and let me know that you are going to participate!

Hoping to have a few sponsors that will provide some giveaways on race day.

I hope to have your support if you live here in the area and very much hope that you are able to participate!!!!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

108 is just too hot....

Seriously - this is ridiculous...

What a nightmare - how do the "workout gods" expect you to actually GET OUT and run/bike/whatever in this miserable heat????

I love summer, I love the heat and I certainly love lounging in the pool but this heat is ri-donkulous.....

Instead of riding outside today (or taking spin class) I'll be on my trainer for 1.5hrs.  getting back in the saddle and gearing up for the ride on October 8. 

Lots of trainer time over the next few months (and spin class too!)

How do you beat the heat and stay motivated?  For me it's really difficult but I know I HAVE TO DO IT!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Friday!

Friday is here!  YAY!!!  Friday is probably one of my favorite days!

So today I think you should add these to your to-do list:

Have you "liked" us on FB yet??? You should!  Please go NOW and like us - follow the new blog Ride 4 Jess and keep up to date with all the information surrounding the ride.

This weekend is jammed packed (as summer weekends usually are) but I'm thrilled to hop on my bike and start riding away.

The bike ride will definitely be a challenge; but it will all be worth it in the end.

If you have any ideas on how we can better promote this ride and cause please email me and let me know!

If you are in the DFW area and have connections at news stations, radio stations, newspapers, etc I would love to utilize your resources.

The more I can spread the word about this cause, the more money we can raise, research can improve, patient advocacy can improve and WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

What can you do to make difference?

Thank you for your overwhelming love and support for this cause.  I am very excited to launch this site and raise funds AND awareness for brain tumor research and support.

Through this website I will keep you up to date of progress concerning fundraising, training, how you can continue to support the cause, how you can join in and so much more!

The Ride 4 Jess will be held October 8, 2011 (location TBD).  It will be a 12 hour stationary bike ride that will raise funds and awareness for the National Brain Tumor Society's annual walk in DFW in November.

There are many ways you can help and support the cause:

1. Spread the word!  There is no greater way to get involved than to share this exciting event and cause with others!  Without your help in this area the event will not be a success. 
  • Grab the button on the top right of the homepage; save the image and link up to my fundraising page or Ride 4 Jess blog. 
  • Share on FB, Twitter, 4 square (I have no idea what that is by the way), message in a bottle, carrier pigeon, you get the idea......
  • Blog about this site :) Would love to touch any and everyone possible so please feel free to share liberally
2. DONATE!  Obviously this event is to raise funds for the NBTS, a non profit group that you can read about in the "About The Cause" section.  You can click on the Ride 4 Jess logo to be taken directly to my fundraising page in which all funds donated goes directly to the NBTS.

3. RIDE with ME!  Details about this will be ever developing; but I'm hoping to have the event in a public venue, bring your bike, bring your trainer and let's set in for the long haul!  If you can't be in DFW to ride; you can ride from home! 

4.  WALK with US!! Our team FACING GIANTS will be in FULL EFFECT this year at the DFW Brain Tumor walk on November 5.  If you are in town join us to walk; or you can join as a virtual participant.  (or even check to see if there is a walk in your area!)

5.  Your thoughts, prayers, etc are greatly appreciated as we embark on this inaugural event.  I hope that we can have much love and support from you, your readers, your friends, your family and KICK CANCERS BUTT!!!!

Thank you again for supporting this effort! 

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