Sunday, March 30, 2008

500 in 10 Minutes

My husband owns a local martial arts academy. Friday night he held a Break-A-Thon at the Mall. He would attempt to break 500 boards in 10 minutes in an effort to raise money (and awareness) for the local Relay for Life. An event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Having many family members and friends affected by cancer, this is a charity very close to our hearts. We've known people to win the battle and, sadly, we've known people to lose.
The clock began the countdown at approx. 7:00 pm EST and in just over 8 minutes all 500 boards had been broken! The amount of donations we were able to raise has not been finalized but the crowd at the Mall were inspired and it is our hope that those of you battling this disease will also be fight....and to WIN!

The Aftermath:

Not to worry! Most of the boards were recycled. Some were autographed and given away. We ONLY use real boards on special occassions and they are always recycled afterward.

Autographing Session:


  1. oh Jamie, what a wonderful man your hub is! And....easy on the eyes as well!
    I'm so glad you have such a caring man as one is more deserving than you, and what a perfect match!

    Stop over to my blog dear....I have something for you :)

  2. What a wonderful benefit - these kids in the photos see a hero in their eyes - and he's a hero in mine too!

    You have every right to be proud of that Man of yours, Jamie!


  3. Hi Jamie! Thanks for visiting my blog! Yes, I can tell you like bees, haha!!:o) What a great cause, and what a wonderful thing that your hubby did! I'm adding your blog to my list, okay?

  4. Wow Jamie ~ congratulations to your husband! Please thank him for helping with the Relay For Life. It hits even closer to home now that I have a sister who is a Stage 3 cancer survivor. Bless you both! Thank you for the sweet words about my doll.

  5. Congrats to your husband! Wow, that is wonderful. My hubby has had cancer and so have many other of our family members. It's such a great thing your husband did.


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