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When I relaunched DomainInvesting.com on a new WordPress theme, I began using the Jetpack plugin for commenting. This plugin is operated by Automattic, the company that owns WordPress. I use several Jetpack features, but the one that is most noticeable to readers is the comment section.

Jetpack allows readers to easily comment, just as they had before. There is once again a subscribe to comments feature, allowing people to receive email notifications when other comments are made on a blog post. This is helpful in keeping a conversation going, especially if people comment over a longer period of time.

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Today is the Day!

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Today is the big day! I am riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dana-Farber is one of the top cancer research and treatment organizations in the world. The doctors, nurses, researchers, and staff are on the cutting edge of cancer research and provide the best care cancer patients can find anywhere. I do the PMC each year because I know friends and family who have battled cancer. Some have thankfully survived, but others have succumbed to this horrible disease.

As I write this on the eve of the ride, our 2018 fundraising total stands at $12,836! I am greatly appreciative of my domain industry supporters, who are listed here (I will add any subsequent donors once I complete my ride).

My initial fundraising goal for 2018 was $12,000. I later realized that if we raise $12,943 this year, the fundraising total for the past 5 years would hit the $50,000 mark… WOW! Once we hit the $12k mark I decided to raise the bar and try to get to $50k. Perhaps we can still make that happen.

I am expecting scattered thunderstorms for much of the day Saturday. Sunday looks clear right now. The entire weekend will be hot (in the 80s) and humid. The support you guys have given me via email, social media, and even the phone has been awesome and appreciated. I will be thinking about friends and family who have fought cancer and those I don’t know who are fighting.

As I cross the finish line on Sunday, I will be wearing my customized PMC jersey with pride. Thank you all for your support.

PMC Fundraising Goal in Sight and Nearing the $50,000 Mark

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With less than a month to go before the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge, I am nearing my $12,000 fundraising goal to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. With a generous donation from Digimedia today, we have surpassed last year’s fundraising effort! We are $700 away from hitting my 2018 goal, and we are also just $1,643 away from hitting the $50,000 mark in funds raised during the past 5 years!

I want to say thank you to those of you from the domain industry who have supported my PMC fundraising ride this year. On August 4-5, I will be riding my bike from Wellesley, Massachusetts to Provincetown, Massachusetts all to raise money for DFCI and to raise awareness of what Dana-Farber does.

Last year, I rode the PMC in honor of a friend who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months prior to the ride. Sadly, I will be riding in his memory this year. He lost his battle in early June. I also lost my Aunt to pancreatic cancer and know several other people who have fought cancer.

This weekend, I rode 110 miles to train for the PMC. I have also been taking spin classes to build up my leg muscles. I am proudly wearing my domain industry-sponsored jersey as a way to thank the people and companies who have supported my ride, and I will be wearing it when I cross the PMC finish line in Provincetown. My industry “Thank You” page serves as a way to show my appreciation for the support you have given me. If you would like to donate to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute via my PMC fundraiser, you can donate here.

 

 

 

Thank you to all who have supported my ride. Whether you made a donation to my PMC fundraiser or even posted a social media mention about the fundraising, I appreciate your support.

2018 PMC Jersey Raises Over $9,000!

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My 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge cycling jersey design is complete! With the strong commitment of 14 generous domain industry companies, the jersey sponsorships generated over $9,000 worth of donations that will directly benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Here is the design of my 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge jersey, which I will wear on the second day of the PMC, as I finish my 162 mile ride (in addition to my training rides):

Our 2018 PMC fundraising currently stands at $10,700. My fundraising goal for the year is $12,000. If we get close to $15,000, we will pass the $50,000 mark in funds raised for Dana-Farber since I started riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge 4+ years ago. That’s my stretch goal. If you can help with a donation of any size, it will go to a great organization, and I will appreciate the support. Here’s a full list of friends and colleagues from the domain industry who have supported my ride generously this year.

I want to once again say THANK YOU to the companies below who generously sponsored my PMC jersey this year:

Close up of the jersey (the logos will be clear on the actual jersey):

Here’s the Design of my 2018 PMC Jersey

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As I shared last week, I am going to raise $12,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute by riding in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge. I reached out to domain industry friends and colleagues to sponsor a customize cycling jersey that I will wear on the second day of the 162 mile ride, and several domain industry companies made great contributions.

Daniel Negari of the .XYZ registry offered to be the lead sponsor of my cycling jersey and is making a large donation to my PMC ride. His graphic design team created the design for the jersey, which I am proud to unveil today. The design was converted into a 3-D rendering by Jakroo, the company that has made my jerseys for the past few years.

I am very happy to share that the following domain industry companies made large contributions to my PMC fundraising effort:

Once all of the funds have been processed by the Pan-Mass Challenge, our fundraising effort will be close to $7,000! There is still room on the back of my jersey for 4 1 additional logo. If you would like to have your logo featured on the jersey, please let me know! I would be very happy to include your logo as a “thank you!” In addition, since the jersey is being created about a month earlier than last year, I should be able to wear the jersey for the longest training rides. All spots have been claimed and the jersey has raised just almost $9,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute!

I ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge for two reasons – to raise funds for Dana-Farber and to raise awareness of Dana-Farber. Your support in the form of a donation (of any amount) to my PMC ride would be meaningful to me. Thanks for your support!

Check out my jersey design:

2018 Pan-Mass Challenge Fundraiser

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logoI will be riding in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston. DFCI is one of the leading cancer organizations in the world – both in terms of cancer treatment and cancer research. Last year’s Pan-Mass Challenge raised $51 million for Dana-Farber!

For the third year in a row (and my fifth PMC ride), I will be riding the 2-day, 162 mile route from Wellesley, Massachusetts to Provincetown, Massachusetts. I set a fundraising goal of $12,000.  Last year, with the help of friends and family, we raised over $11,000. In the first four years of riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge, we have raised over $35,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I couldn’t do this without your support – Thank You!

If you are able, I would greatly appreciate it if you could support my ride by donating to Dana-Farber via my PMC fundraiser. You can donate via my fundraising page on PMC.org.

Listed below, are this year’s generous domain industry donors (or commitments to donate) so far. I would love to add you to this list, regardless of how much you are able to contribute. I will keep a running tally of domain industry donors as a way to say thank you!

If you are interested in donating at the $500+ level, get in touch so I can chat with you about sponsoring my jersey this year. There are 14 spots available (4 remain) so please connect with me first to confirm availability. All spots have been claimed. Here’s last year’s jersey for a reference point (although John is not riding with me this year). Update: Here is this year’s jersey design!

2018 PMC jersey sponsors:

2018  domain industry PMC donors:

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