October 5, 2011
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Steve Jobs died today.
He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.
He was a visionary who started the world’s largest tech company from his parents’ garage back in 1976.
All this year I have been fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation team. I dedicated myself to running eight different races with the final race being the New York Marathon on November 6th.
I set a lofty goal for this fundraising endeavor. I told everyone I would raise $10,000 for ACS.
To help raise this much money I knew I had to not only show my donors that I was serious about the races I was competing in but also that there would be something for them. An iPad. I told them that for every $25 their name would go into a hat for a chance to win an iPad at the end of the marathon in early November. Everyone liked the idea of possibly winning one of these incredible devices…and it helped raise more money to fight cancer.
This morning I found out that by tomorrow I would be within $344 of my goal.
So before I left work today I ordered that iPad.
An hour later the news came out that Mr. Jobs had died.
The good really do die young.
Steve Jobs 1955-2011