Reunion with fundraising walk

This morning I participated in a charity walk with friends/former and current co-workers to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

We came together this morning to honor a great man who left this world too soon.

Team Goldman ended up being No. 4 in fundraising.

We rallied at the end to get back to No. 3, where we had been during most of the fundraising months before the run/walk.

My team raised $6,244. I raised $1,393, which made me the No. 2 fundraiser on Team Goldman.

The only terrible thing today was that the walk started at 7:45 in San Francisco.

But the great part was I got a walk in, raised money for a great cause and got to have a reunion and hang out with fun people who I currently work with and some who no longer work there.

Oh, and there was a brunch cookout after, which included mimosas. So not too shabby.

Thank you to everyone who donated. You will be getting a thank-you note soon.

Walking to raise money

Next Sunday I am getting up at an ungodly hour on my precious day off to head to San Francisco to walk with my friends/co-workers to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

We are walking in honor of a great man who left this world too early a year ago today.

I was hoping to be No. 1 fundraiser on my team. So unless any of you want to donate 600 bucks I will have to settle for second place, which is pretty awesome, too.

But I have one week to continue raising money for this important cause.

If you would like to donate to me, please visit my personal fundraising page.

And hey, besides raising money for something important I will also be walking about 3 miles (and hopefully on a gorgeous San Francisco day).

Helping Brighter Beginnings

Curt and I support a variety of charities and different programs. Whether it be our alma maters, food banks, Planned Parenthood, Humane Society, organizations focused on children, etc.

One of the organizations we are passionate about is Brighter Beginnings, which works to support healthy births and successful development of children by partnering with parents and helping to build strong communities.

Curt and I were invited to a fundraising event on Saturday night. Curt had other plans so I took a girlfriend with me.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee attended the event as well.

We had a good dinner, tasty wine and met some interesting people.

There was a raffle before dinner.

After dinner, a young woman who has benefited from Brighter Beginnings services spoke. She had her baby when she was 17. After having her baby she was a little behind in school. But managed to catch up and graduate with a 3.92. She was honest and well-spoken.

What I really loved about her is that she has taken her situation and the help from Brighter Beginnings and is paying it forward. She is a peer counselor to teach at-risk teens pregnancy prevention in East Bay high schools.

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Please sponsor my virtual walk, if you can

My company, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, has created a team to support the MMRF Race for Research.

Check out my page by clicking right here.

I signed up for the virtual walk, since I will be on vacation that day. But I assure you, there will be much walking in London, Paris and Amsterdam.

If you can financially support me, any donation is appreciated. If money is tight, I will take words of encouragement. Whatever you offer (be nice!) I will take.

Thank you.