Thank you to everyone for coming out to Marlins Park on Saturday for Project LoMo day! It was really great to meet all of the project winners in person! If you weren’t able to attend or you want to find out more about the winners, here is an article from the Sun-Sentinel.
You can also read more about Delilah’s project on Beyond the Ball Park
I also wanted to share with you a little bit of the thank you letter I received from Project LoMo winner, Dimitri
“I cannot begin to express what a great experience Project LoMo was for me. It is truly touching to know that other people feel that my cause is noteworthy and should receive the fantastic recognition you bestowed on me. I felt humbled to be surrounded by you as well as all the other finalists, knowing that you and they all want to make a great impact in this world to help others. Needless to say, my experience at the stadium was one in a million, and your staff/colleagues did a terrific job making it the best experience possible for all of us. It was really cool to get a totally different perspective of a massive stadium, as well as all of the incredible abilities of the athletes. That was awe-inspiring.
And of course, thank you for the incredibly generous, and thoughtful reward. It humbles me even more. I will certainly be using it purchase more musical instruments. My goal is to have instruments in every state, and I am a fifth of the way there. I wish you all the best as you continue on your journey as an athlete and a community activist for a cause that I believe in with all my heart.”
Thanks Dimitri and congratulations again to all of the winners! You are truly an inspiration to us all!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Project LoMo! There were so many amazing submissions that it was hard to narrow it down to 5 winners. Congratulations to Jennifer S., Joshua W., Connor G., Delilah L., and Dimitri G. for your outstanding projects! Special thanks to Sterling D. for her amazing fundraising efforts!
Tomorrow night, these five kids will be recognized at the game, throw the ceremonial first pitch, and present a check to the American Lung Association (ALA) on behalf of Project LoMo for over $40,000!
If you want to come and see the action and help the cause, tickets are still available! See you tomorrow night!
The Project LoMo contest finished yesterday and I want to thank everyone that submitted projects, great turnout! There are some really inspiring stories and projects that I have read over the past few months. I will continue to review all projects and will be announcing the lucky winners within the next couple weeks. I hope to see everyone at Project LoMo Day at the Miami Marlins Stadium on Saturday, August 24th. Stay tuned…
There are two weeks left until the deadline for all Project LoMo submissions. We have received many projects from kids everywhere around the nation. Projects coming in are anything from pledge-based fundraisers for health organizations and the Project LoMo Fund, to the creation of successful charities helping music programs in the schools or helping the homeless, as well as lemonade stands and car washes.
It is unbelievable what a huge impact one passionate and inspired kid can make. Keep up the good work and keep sending me those Projects!
I received a Project update from Sterling’s hiking adventure with her father. She currently has pledges for over $25/mile and the hike is 220 miles. Click the below link to read more about their journey.
This is such a wonderful accomplishment, experience and an amazing effort on a youth’s behalf to raise funds for the American Lung Association.
Have big plans for the 4th? Are you going to be with family and friends? It’s not too late to get your Project started and what better weekend to do it then a holiday weekend when everyone is available to help and support you! Make a difference in your neighborhood, community or country…raise money for a worthy charity, help clean up the environment, stop bullying…you choose YOUR project! Remember all submission are due by Thursday, August 1, 2013. Good luck and have a safe holiday weekend!
Are you creating a project for Project LoMo and want to donate money raised to the American Lung Association? Well, now you can support the American Lung Association in a new and exciting way. i ♥ lungs! is an opportunity for volunteers around the country to create and produce their own local fundraising events benefiting the American Lung Association. i ♥ lungs! events can be anything from a 5k race, a scrapbooking party or even a wing-eating contest. The sky’s the limit!
Raising critical funds and awareness for the Lung Association through an i ♥ lungs! event is easy. Follow the i ♥ lungs! link and create your page today!
So I received an update today from a Project LoMo participant. I thought her project was such a perfect example for others that want to participate, that I’m sharing her project with you. This is the letter she sent out to her friends, family and everyone that can help…
For part of the LOMO American Lung Association program, which encourages youth to initiate change in their communities, my dad and I are hiking the John Muir Trail in California to raise awareness of Lung Cancer and raise money for the American Lung Association. The John Muir Trail stretches 220 miles though the Sierra Nevadas and has more than 45,000 feet of total elevation gain. The trail is so rural it doesn’t cross a single road and hikers have to carry 3-6 days worth of food and supplies at a time. We plan to hike the entire trail in a little over three weeks this June and July. We are asking friends and family to volunteer to pledge a few cents per mile we hike to donate to the ALA. The American Lung Association is a special cause for me in particular because my grandfather passed away due to lung cancer a few years before I was born. We would love if you would pledge a donation based on the miles we hiked, and follow our trail journals, which we will hopefully be able to update several times throughout our trip. To make a pledge, please email your pledge amount to me, and then make the donation after we finish our hike and total up our the miles (hopefully all 220!).
Hopefully this helps you and your project. I can’t wait to hear about your completed projects!
Did you hear that I went to bat yesterday for the Miami Marlins? Are you going to bat for your community by creating a project for Project LoMo? Submissions are rolling in and I hope everyone’s projects are going great. If you need help, let me know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
How is YOUR project going? Do you have any questions? Check in with us on the Project Lomo Facebook Page if you need help or to let us know you are working on a Project for LoMo. One LUCKY person from the next 100 Project Lomo page “Likes” will receive a signed baseball from Logan Morrison!!!