Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lo Siento Mi Amigos

I'm sorry my friends.
I have been an uber failure at posting to this blog. I've been busier than I expected to be this semester, at school.
Not much has happened, really. I have begun sending out letters to my brothers (Sigma Chi) across the U.S. and have already started getting responses. It's a GREAT feeling to have these guys supporting me.
My fundraising will be truly lifting off this week, because i will finally have a table set up at school and will be selling bracelets and t-shirts.
Pray for focus and success in this fundraising. I haven't been training too hard this year, but I'm not too worried. Even if its a crappy time, it's not the running that I do this for. It's the money to the kids.
God bless St. Jude, and God bless you.

Neil Allen

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Nothing to Report

There really isn't a lot going on with fundraising. School is not in session and that is when everything will really pick up.
I have been writing letters and organizing supplies to be ready to send everything out and hit it hard when school gets back.
The team is steadily growing and we are getting small donations here and there. I'm pretty excited to see where we go this year.
I even got a video interview on my school website for this.

Friday, May 11, 2012


I made new connections today that will REALLY help me in fundraising on campus. I am positively STOKED for this next semester to get here where I can unleash what I have to offer.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Here Come the Hitches

The first problem has already made itself self-evident... My hero page isn't allowing me access to talk to my fellow team members or to make online donations. :/ Everyone can still access it to donate and stuff, but I have no personalization access. This is slowing down the communication a bit.
On the good note, my university (University of Tennessee at Martin) is going to be doing a story on me and my fundraising for St. Jude, and this publicity could really spark some crazy influx of donations and assistance from the campus and staff.
Already the GoJGo team is growing and we are ranked 21 out of fundraising teams as of now (lets be #1!).
Thank you for all your support. Please be in constant prayer for those of us fundraising (that we don't become discouraged and continue to have the fire in our hearts) and for those of us running the races (for safety in training and overall healthiness).

Take care and God bless.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


The fundraising page is now up and ready to go. I have to tweak it a little bit still, but people can now donate through it.

I am stoked to get this fundraising show on the road.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Purpose

Hello Everyone,
My name is Neil Allen, and this is my St. Jude Marathon blog.
On here, I will be posting my own experiences throughout my training/fundraising time for the St. Jude Half Marathon in December. This is to help show people where their money is going and to help others get involved in the fundraising.
I will be trying to post at least once a week so that people will kind of know when to expect updates. Thank you for following... and thank you for your support.