Sunday, June 20, 2010
Big thanks to my good friend Jillian Mele for setting this up
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I received a phone call from my friend Jillian Mele today. Jillian is a reporter for NBC 10 in Philadelphia. She had forwarded all of the 60 Mile Men information to her boss. Sure enough, Jillian was able to secure a live interview for me tomorrow at 5:30. If you are in the Philadelphia area please tune in! I will be promoting the 60 Mile Men calendar and most importantly bringing more needed awareness to the cause!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Let me start this off by stating that I am not exactly the prime candidate for "nude" calendar. I'm about 6 feet tall and 155 pounds. Needless to say I am pretty scrawny. As far as muscles go, the only steroids I have ever touched are the ones I got for strep throat at some point in my life. (I'm not jacked) While I'm at it I have some bulging cauliflower ear. And while that my be a badge of honor in my group of friends, it doesn't really attract people the way one would think. And to round out this list of non-calendar traits, I have a nose that has been broken more times than Rocky Balboa's. Needless to say not many people in their right minds want to see me when they flip a calendar to October 2011.
After my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer I made it a personal mission of mine to do whatever I could to help rid the world of this disease. Unfortunately, my girlfriend was going through the same with her mom. After a battle that would make the Spartan warriors proud, Robyn's mom passed away. Now we really have no choice but to do every single possible thing to get rid of this crap.
During our quest towards a world without breast cancer, Robyn and I met an amazing individual named Joe (a former 60 mile man). Saying that he inspired me to make a run at the calendar would be an understatement. As our relationship with Joe expanded, it became obvious that people from the 3-Day and the 60 Mile Men stick together like family. While at Robyn's mom's funeral I heard a familiar voice. Sure enough it was Joe, there to help us with whatever we needed as usual. This was when it really hit me as to how close everyone involved in this cause becomes. Things like this are a huge reason that I feel being a 60 Mile Man is a true honor and privilege. If I can help anyone involved with this disease, it is an honor to me. Even if that help is by letting them laugh at the scrawny, broken nosed, cauliflower eared kid.
I hope you will all check out the calendar. Remember we did this to help raise money, not show off our modeling skills!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Memorial service for Robyn's mom will be held at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 18, 2010, Baron Rowland Funeral Home, 1059 Old York Road, Abington, where friends will be received from 6:30 until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Breathing Room Foundation, Inc., 120 S. York Road, Ste. 7, Hatboro, PA 19040
On Thursday February 11th 2010, around 8 pm Susan May Large lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. She battled this disease with all her strength and courage, never backing down. During her battle with this illness, countless people were inspired by her refusal to quit at any times. Susan May Large left behind an amazing family, including husband Ron, son Joe, loving daughter Robyn, and her grandson Liam. She will be greatly missed. We will continue to fight this battle against breast cancer in her memory, and never stop until we find a cure