The Moondog 100k Challenge http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/ Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Moondog's 100k Challenge 2013-14 - Year 3 http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_moondogs-100k-challenge-2013-14-year-3 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT <p> <span style="font-size:11px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">The Moondog 100k Challenge is a collection of events Cavaliers' mascot Moondog will embark upon this year.  Starting anew each September Moondog is focusing his role as a community ambassador by committing his time to engage, excite and entertain at select charity walks and runs.<br /> <br /> In at least 20 walks Moondog will greet participants, warm up the crowd, and start the races off with the same energy normally reserved for Quicken Loans Arena.  Prior to event day, Moondog will help spread the word to his legion of social network friends and fans.  Afterwards Moondog will also share a free photo gallery from the event online.</span></span></p> <p> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/1/95008a68-bfb5-410d-b140-274431022e60.Full.jpg?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/1/95008a68-bfb5-410d-b140-274431022e60.Large.jpg?1" /></a></p> <p> <span style="font-size:11px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Moondog’s personal challenge is to reach 100k, one 5k walk at a time.  Walks are built around raising awareness and funds for specific causes, and Moondog hopes to raise awareness for each run, as well as raise the spirits of participants and enhance the event experience.<br /> <br /> Additional opportunities exist with Cavaliers Group Ticket offers and in-game concourse promotion for select events.</span></span></p> <p> <u><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Here are the dates for the 2013-14 Moondog 100k Challenge</strong></span></span></u></p> <ol> <li> <span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Apraxia Walk / Akron - </strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>September </strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>21, 2013 - Raised over $10,000</strong></span></span><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/Apraxia_KIDS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/230500877092882/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/events/event/akron-area-5k-runwalk-for-children-with-apraxia-of-speech/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157635732949414/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a></li> <li> <span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Autism Speaks / Cleveland - </strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>September </strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>22</strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>, 2013</strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong> </strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>- Raised over $188,000</strong></span></span><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/autismspeaks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/autismspeaks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1051817" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157635762294744/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a></li> <li> <span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Apraxia Walk / Osborn Park - September 29</strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>, 2013</strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong> - Raised over $6,000</strong></span></span><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/Apraxia_KIDS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/216034548486095/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/events/event/3rd-annual-greater-cleveland-area-walk-5k-for-children-with-apraxia-of-speech/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157636029480984/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="http://goo.gl/hQY7IW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/12/14/cc14ccbc-463c-4074-8e1a-8a303e18e2de.Large.gif?1" /></a></li> <li> <strong>Alzheimers Walk</strong><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong> / Cleveland - </strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>October </strong></span></span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>13, 2013 - Raised over $277,000</strong></span></span><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/alzassociation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/alzwalk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=3600&pg=entry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157636526077365/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a></li> <li> <span id="docs-internal-guid-21830bfc-c09d-9b72-c627-0eb753efe346" style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Boo-Wow Walk</span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong> / </strong></span></span><span id="docs-internal-guid-21830bfc-c09d-9b72-c627-0eb753efe346" style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Ashtabula County </span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>- October 19, 2013 - $ Raised</strong></span></span><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/ACAPL" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ACAPL.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.acapl.org/boo-wow/32-2013-12th-annual-ashtabula-county-apl-boo-wow-walk.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157636780466374" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a></li> <li> <span id="docs-internal-guid-21830bfc-c09e-4218-0daf-86409ff60b06" style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Tackle the Tower</span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong> / Cleveland - February 8, 2014 - $ Raised</strong></span></span><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/clevelandrmh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandRMH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.rmhcleveland.org/tackle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157640732390963" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a></li> <li> <span id="docs-internal-guid-21830bfc-c09e-4218-0daf-86409ff60b06" style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Fight for Air Climb</span><span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong> / Cleveland - March 1, 2014 - $ Raised </strong></span></span><strong>$112,978.92</strong><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/MidlandLung" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ALAofMidlandStates?ref=ts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/midland-states/fundraising-events/stairclimbs/cleveland-climb.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157641712611623/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a></li> <li> <strong>Cleveland Christian Home Walk & Run for the Kids 2014 - April 12, 2014 - $20,335 Raised</strong><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/clevelandchristianhome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a><a href="http://wfk.kintera.org/2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157643923107573/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a></li> <li> <strong>MS Walk / Cleveland - April 26, 2014 - $ Raised</strong><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/MSsociety" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></span></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WalkMS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a><a href="http://walkoha.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=23646" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a></li> <li> <strong>March of Dimes/ Cleveland - April 27, 2014 - $ Raised</strong><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/MarchforBabies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></span></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/marchofdimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a><a href="http://www.marchforbabies.org/eventsite.asp?registration=1&EventID=15057&si=&ReturnWalker=&EditTeam=&change=&SeId=&w=&pg=&prefill=&u=&cid=&g=&r=&p=&walkselection=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a></li> <li> <strong>Walk for Hunger / Cleveland - May 10, 2014 - $ Raised</strong><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/hungernetworkgc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/hungernetworkGC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.hungernetwork.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=509" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a></li> <li> <strong>Cleveland Vision Walk/ Cleveland - May 31, 2014 - $ Raised</strong><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/FightBlindness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/FoundationFightingBlindness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></a><a href="http://www.fightblindness.org/site/TR?fr_id=5251&pg=entry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></a></li> <li> <strong>2014 Liver Walk / Cleveland - June 1, 2014 - $ Raised</strong><br /> <a href="http://twitter.com/ALF_USA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></span></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/liverinfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a><a href="http://go.liverfoundation.org/site/TR?fr_id=4050&pg=entry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a></li> <li> <strong>Kidney Walk / Cleveland - June 8, 2014 - $ Raised</strong><br /> <a href="http://Twitter.com/NKFCleveland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></span></a><a href="https://Facebook.com/ClevelandWalk2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a><a href="http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/Ohio?pg=entry&fr_id=6500" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a></li> <li> <strong>Walk/Run for Pancratic Cancer / Cleveland - June 21, 2014 - $ Raised</strong><br /> <a href="https://twitter.com/pancan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></span></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/JointheFight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/8/d8b75446-85c6-4047-a842-91f7d667e401.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a><a href="http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1093767" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/5/a490dca0-0d90-4778-8565-f70463356994.Large.jpg?1" /></span></a></li> </ol> <p> <span style="font-size:11px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">I hope you'll join me on the journey and follow in my footsteps (pun alert!) and take part in a walk or two along the way.  Please share your stories or invite me to your next event and I will do my best to get involved. <br /> <br /> <u><strong>INVITE ME TO YOUR EVENT! </strong></u> - If you are a walk organizer who wants me to support your event, please let me know via Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/cavsmoondog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@cavsmoondog</a>) or email me at moondog @ cavs.com with your event website link and information.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:11px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Thank you to everyone who supported these walks and my effort to spread a little goodwill along the way.  Year three is under way, and I can't wait.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:11px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Follow me right here or <strong><span style="font-size:12px;"><a href="http://www.moondog100k.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.moondog100k.com</a></span></strong>. <br /> <br /> Thank you.<br /> <br /> <br /> --dog</span></span></p> <div align="center"> <span style="font-size:10px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><em><strong>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.</strong></em><br /> - Chinese Proverb</span></span></div> <div align="center">  </div> <div>  </div> <div> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Full.gif?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/7/6fde6640-2fc9-4c0c-8758-4cd24a2d3419.Large.gif?1" /></a><strong>Links to event Twitter account (when available)</strong></div> <div> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/13/15/bd419a07-999c-478d-bfbc-59f3a3ae7a51.Full.gif?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/13/15/bd419a07-999c-478d-bfbc-59f3a3ae7a51.Large.gif?1" /></a><strong>Links to event Facebook Page (when available)</strong></div> <div> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/0/a8e17af7-b46e-4df6-904a-15e1ba72d52b.Full.gif?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/0/a8e17af7-b46e-4df6-904a-15e1ba72d52b.Large.gif?1" /></a><strong>Links to event website account (when available)</strong></div> <div> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Full.gif?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a><strong>Links to our event Photos on Flickr (when available)</strong></div> <div> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/12/14/cc14ccbc-463c-4074-8e1a-8a303e18e2de.Full.gif?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/12/14/cc14ccbc-463c-4074-8e1a-8a303e18e2de.Large.gif?1" /></a><strong>Links to more Moondog content or blog entry (when available)</strong></div> <div>  </div> <div> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><em><strong><a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_100k-challenge#plckblogpostonpage=3&plckblogpage=BlogPost&plckpostid=Blog%3Aa4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost%3Aaa923f68-0afd-423b-90fa-e8199a735d64">Click here to see the 2011-12 Moondog 100k Challenge Summary</a></strong></em></span></span><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/collections/72157627701213277/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a><span style="font-size:11px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Collection of 2011-12 Photos.  All photos are free to download for personal use.</span></span></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;"><em><strong><a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/#plckblogpage=BlogPost&plckpostid=Blog%3Aa4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost%3Adb4fbb5a-5d41-4032-8b9f-8914dcaf5283">Click here to see the 2012-13 Moondog 100k Challenge Summary</a></strong></em></span></span><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/collections/72157631714890208/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/656140b9-0aeb-485d-8a4f-00a299beb5dd.Large.gif?1" /></a><span style="font-size:11px;"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif;">Collection of 2012-13 Photos.  All photos are free to download for personal use.</span></span></li> </ul> </div> <p>  </p> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:10af96d2-6025-4e71-aa47-83403d1da226 Meet a Hero http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_meet-hero Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:17:00 GMT <p> One of the highlights of the Moondog 100k Challenge, where I support fundraising walks and events across NE Ohio, is meeting the stars and heros of the walks. </p> <p> Obviously walks to support charities and causes are supported by families and friends of those who have been touched or affected in one way or another.  Some walk heros are brave kids who with grace well beyond their years stand in front of hundreds of strangers at the walks ceremonies and share their stories, struggles and triumphs.  They don't do it for fame, they do to to share how we are all in these battles together.  They do it to ask for support and the do it out of gratitude for those who stand with them every day.</p> <p> These stars and heros showcase their greatness everyday and its always clear the walks not only raise money and awareness but inspire families to keep up the fight.</p> <p> Two of the next three walks on the Moondog 100k are for a speech disorder called Apraxia.</p> <p style="margin-left:40px;"> <em>Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that first becomes apparent as a young child is learning speech. For reasons not yet fully understood, children with apraxia of speech have great difficulty planning and producing the precise, highly refined and specific series of movements of the tongue, lips, jaw and palate that are necessary for intelligible speech.  Apraxia of speech is sometimes called verbal apraxia, developmental apraxia of speech, or verbal dyspraxia.  No matter what name is used, the most important concept is the root word “praxis.” Praxis means planned movement. To some degree or another, a child with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech has difficulty programming and planning speech movements.  Apraxia of speech is a specific speech disorder.  This difficulty in planning speech movements is the hallmark or “signature” of childhood apraxia of speech.</em> (<a href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/guides/family-start-guide/what-is-childhood-apraxia-of-speech/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">source Apraxia Kids</a>)</p> <p> I have had the honor to meet two walk hereos for Apraxia, Mason in Huron and Jack in Akron.  This year will be the third year I visit Mason at their walk in Huron OH.  It's been inspiring to see him work hard to improve his speech.  It's also amazing to see the support these walks generate with fundraising, awareness and connecting families who are all share the same committment and challenges.</p> <p> These walks are a great way to meet a star and be inspired by a hero.  It's impossible leave a walk and not be in awe of the families and kids who are fighting the good fight every day on their own battlefield. </p> <p> Walks are all around us and I'm confident you will get more out of the experience than you expect....for starters, you'll meet a hero.</p> <p> --Dog</p> <p> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/12/7/1cb5d6a9-29ee-413c-970d-6850a3f2b13f.Full.jpg?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/12/7/1cb5d6a9-29ee-413c-970d-6850a3f2b13f.Large.jpg?1" /></a></p> <ul> <li> <a href="https://twitter.com/Apraxia_KIDS" rel="nofollow">Apraxia Kids on Twitter</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/" rel="nofollow">Apraxia Kids Website</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/#plckblogpage=BlogPost&plckpostid=Blog%3Aa4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost%3A10af96d2-6025-4e71-aa47-83403d1da226">Moondog 100k Information</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/events/event/akron-area-5k-runwalk-for-children-with-apraxia-of-speech/" rel="nofollow">Akron Walk for Apraxia - Sept 21</a> - including Walk Hero Jack</li> <li> <a href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/events/event/3rd-annual-greater-cleveland-area-walk-5k-for-children-with-apraxia-of-speech/" rel="nofollow">Cleveland Walk for Apraxia - Sept 29 </a>- including Walk Hero Mason</li> <li> Walk for Apraxia in Bristol to help children with speech disorder - <a href="http://www.eastbayri.com/news/walk-for-apraxia-in-bristol-to-help-children-with-speech-disorder/#sthash.52bXSSf1.dpuf" rel="nofollow">See more</a></li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/2/5/62447eba-03b5-40c9-a528-ec5c18405967.Full.jpg?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/2/5/62447eba-03b5-40c9-a528-ec5c18405967.Large.jpg?1" /></a><span style="font-size:10px;"><em> </em></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:10px;"><em>(updated from the 2013 Apraxia Walk in Huron)</em></span></p> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:cb310f94-3ad2-48f6-9a73-cb9d166ac755 Moondog's 100k Challenge 2012-13 - Final Update http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_moondogs-100k-challenge-2012-13 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:00:00 GMT <div> <font size="2"><em><strong><a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_100k-challenge">Click here to see the 2011-12 Moondog 100k Challenge Summary</a></strong></em></font><br /> <br /> <div align="center"> <font size="2"><em><strong>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.</strong></em></font><br /> <font size="2">- Chinese Proverb</font></div> </div> <p> <br /> <font size="2">I am really excited to announce another year of the Moondog 100k Challenge.  Here's the scoop:</font></p> <blockquote> <font size="2">The Moondog 100k Challenge is a collection of walks and runs Cavaliers mascot Moondog will embark upon this year.  Starting anew each September Moondog is focusing his role as a community ambassador by committing his time to engage, excite and entertain at select charity walks and runs.<br /> <br /> In at least 20 walks Moondog will greet participants, warm up the crowd, and start the races off with the same energy normally reserved for Quicken Loans Arena.  Prior to event day, Moondog will help spread the word to his legion of social network friends and fans.  Afterwards Moondog will also share a free photo gallery from the event online.<br /> <br /> Moondog’s personal challenge is to reach 100k, one 5k walk at a time.  Walks are built around raising awareness and funds for specific causes, and Moondog hopes to raise awareness for each run, as well as raise the spirits of participants and enhance the event experience.<br /> <br /> Additional opportunities exist with Cavaliers Group Ticket offers and in-game concourse promotion for select events.</font></blockquote> <p> <font size="2">While I have been kicking off Walks and Runs around Cleveland for over 9 years now I am wrapping them all together with one giant bow (figuratively due to budget constraints).  For each walk I will be posting photos, blogging about the experience and helping each charity to raise awareness as best I can.  As a proud part of the Cleveland and NE Ohio community I am trying to play a small part in making Cleveland better and stronger, one step at a time.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:14px;"><u><strong>Here are the confirmed dates for the 2012-13 Moondog 100k Challenge.</strong></u></span></font></p> <ol> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-weight:bold;">Cleveland 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes</span> - </strong>Sept 23rd<strong> - (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157631603714519/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=1846&pg=entry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>2012 Apraxia Walk in Huron - </strong>Sept 30th <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157631659363366/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1012293" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong><span style="font-weight:bold;">Walk to End Alzheimer’s</span> - </strong>Oct 7th<strong> - (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157631712721970/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=1350&pg=entry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Tackle The Tower -<em> </em></strong>February 2nd<strong> </strong>- <strong>(<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cavs_sircc/sets/72157632677982825/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/results/2013/TACKLETHETOWER.HTM#%201%203" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Results Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Cupid Undie Run - </strong>February 16th<strong> - (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157632780026141/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://cupidsundierun.com/Cleveland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Fight For Air Climb - Cleveland</strong> - March 2 - <strong>(<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157632898368712/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.lung.org/pledge-events/oh/cleveland-climb-fy13/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Cleveland Christian Walk/Run for Kids</strong> - April 20th<strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157633285500877/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.cchome.org/index/webapp-events-action?id=35&context=home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>March of Dimes</strong> - April 28th<strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157633356325259/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.marchofdimes.com/ohio/events/10242_3134303638.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Diversity Center Walk Rock N Run</strong> - May 4th <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157633401135719/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.diversitycenterneo.org/walk_rock_run.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Fleet Feet 5K</strong> - May 5 <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157633408781825/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/fleetfeet.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Cleveland Annual Walk for Hunger</strong> -  May 11 <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157633471714340/" rel="nofollow">Photos </a>- <a href="http://www.hungernetwork.org/info.asp?content=B-walkforhunger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>2013 Cleveland Vision Walk</strong> - May 18 <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157633511128135/" rel="nofollow">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.fightblindness.org/site/TR/VISIONWALK/VisionWalktr?fr_id=4910&pg=entry&AddInterest=1561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Liver Life Walk</strong> - May 19 <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157633520971367/" rel="nofollow">Photos</a> - <a href="http://go.liverfoundation.org/site/TR?fr_id=3480&pg=entry&utm_source=LLW&utm_medium=VANITY&utm_campaign=LLW2013&utm_content=CLEVELAND" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Pancreatic Cancer Walk </strong> - June 1st <strong>(<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157633854127801/" rel="nofollow">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1051567" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Kidney Walk</strong> - June 9th <strong>- (Photos - <a href="http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR?fr_id=5540&pg=entry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Running With A Mission</strong> - June 22nd <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157634262854317/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.thecitymission.org/running-with-a-mission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Run for the Peirogies - Parma</strong> - July 6th <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157634519625048/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parma-RunWalk-for-Pierogies/510203692378698 http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/parmapierogies.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Boys & Girls Clubs Race </strong>- June 29 <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157634389271103/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.clevekids.org/index.php/news_events/events_calendar/boys_girls_clubs_race_for_kids_wellness_festival/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>FARE Walk (Food Allergy)</strong> - August 11 9th <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157635020992681/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.foodallergywalk.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1061751" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> <li> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Hydrocephalus Walk</strong> - August 25th <strong>- (<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157635229333538/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Photos</a> - <a href="http://www.shineohio.org/walk.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</strong></span></li> </ol> <p> You can see a collection of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/collections/72157631714890208/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">all the walk photos here</a>.  All photos are free to download for personal use.</p> <p> <font size="2">This year I heard a great quote about these walks by a race chair at the 2012 Autism Walk.  He said these days are like Holidays.  And they are...they are celebrations filled with family, optimism and good cheer.  [<em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> I assumed he meant Holidays like Thanksgiving, not Arbor Day.</em>]</font></p> <div align="center"> <font size="2"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/5748159396/" rel="nofollow" title="I WON! by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr"><img alt="I WON!" height="375" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2107/5748159396_db621b95a4.jpg" width="500" /></a> </font></div> <br /> <p> <font size="2">I hope you'll join me on the journey and follow in my footsteps (pun alert!) and take part in a walk or two along the way.  Please share your stories or invite me to your next event and I will do my best to get involved. <br /> <br /> <u><strong>INVITE ME TO YOUR EVENT! </strong></u> - If you are a walk organizer who wants me to support your event, please let me know via Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/cavsmoondog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@cavsmoondog</a>) or email me at moondog @ cavs.com with your event website link and information.</font></p> <p> <font size="2">Thank you to everyone who supported these walks and my effort to spread a little goodwill along the way.  Year two was great and I am already starting on year three to make this bigger and better.<br /> <br /> Follow me right here or <a href="http://www.moondog100k.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.moondog100k.com</a>. <br /> <br /> Thank you.<br /> <br /> <br /> --dog</font></p> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:db4fbb5a-5d41-4032-8b9f-8914dcaf5283 Tackle the Tower 2013 http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_tackle-tower-2013 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:01:00 GMT <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Updated</strong>:  Race is over....I won!  <a href="http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/results/2013/TACKLETHETOWER.HTM#%201%203" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Here are the results</a> and <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cavs_sircc/sets/72157632677982825/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here are photos from the event</a>.  Proud to say <a href="http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/moondog/2013" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my great supporters raised $575 for the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland</a>.</span></p> <p> For the third consecutive year a number of North East Ohio's best mascots will converge on the Erieview Towers in downtown Cleveland to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland in an event called Tackle the Tower.</p> <p> Last year my training paid off and I was able to oust the Lake Erie Monster's bird Scully as champion of this race up 30+ flights of stairs.  I trust he we will ready to battle it out again this year, in addition to almost a dozen other mascots looking for bragging rights.</p> <p> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/13/11/fd8f0400-3bad-49f5-bb00-a8802c47542c.Full.jpg?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/13/11/fd8f0400-3bad-49f5-bb00-a8802c47542c.Large.jpg?1" /></a></p> <p> The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is to support families whose children are receiving medical treatment at area medical centers by providing a home-like environment and essential resources and services.  Since 1979, they have proudly served as a home away from home for over 30,000 families in their moments of greatest need.  This also includes many hopital lounges that serve as an oasis for parents and families who are with their kids at facilities around Cleveland.</p> <p> It's always been an honor to raise awareness and funds for this great group and I hope you can support the mascot this year.  My goal is to raise $1000 by race day.</p> <ul> <li> Tackle the Tower is on February 2nd.  <a href="http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/tower.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For more details see this page</a>.</li> <li> <a href="http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/moondog/2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">You can contribute to the cause on my easy and secure Fundraising Page from FirstGiving.</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629179612579/with/6821105683/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tackle the Tower Photos from 2012</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157625983674354/with/5419567990/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tackle the Tower Photos from 2011</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157623241349967/with/4335534320/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tackle the Tower Photos from 2010</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157613491601584/with/3262360142/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tackle the Tower Photos from 2009</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157623241349967/with/4335535880/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tackle the Tower Photos from 2008</a></li> </ul> <p> Thank you!</p> <p>  </p> <p> --Moondog</p> <p> <object data="http://www.youtube.com/v/hX0qEAyNIX0" height="350" id="ltVideoYouTube" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/hX0qEAyNIX0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="450"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/hX0qEAyNIX0" /><param name="quality" value="best" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="flashvars" value="playerMode=embedded" /></object></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:7c43dc0f-328c-4afe-bf5f-431790a42453 Cupid's Undie Run http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_cupids-undie-run Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:19:00 GMT <p> You may have seen me in my underwear recently.</p> <p> You also may have seen me in my underwear recently at home game.  There is a reason for that.</p> <p> <a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/2/f877884c-ea4e-462e-b2d2-29f238986dad.Full.jpg?1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/2/f877884c-ea4e-462e-b2d2-29f238986dad.Large.jpg?1" /></a></p> <p> The Cavaliers are supporting a great new race this year called<strong> Cupid's Undie Run.</strong></p> <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed" id="id_50eeeb0daa8037003944429" style="margin-left:40px;"> <span itemprop="description"><span class="fsl">Cupid's Undie Run is a 1-mile run in your bedroom-best on Valentine's weekend. No, we're not crazy, we're just crazy serious about raising money for The Children's Tumor Foundation.<br /> <br /> <strong>REGISTER HERE</strong>: <a href="http://hope.cupidsundierun.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span>http://</span><wbr />hope.cupidsundierun.com/</a><br /> <br /> Festivities start at noon on Saturday, February 16th 2013, then we strip down for the Undie Run at 2:30 pm, have our fun and come back for post-race festivities and awards.</span></span></div> <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">  </div> <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed"> I probably say this more than I should, but "<strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Strip down to your undies and join me!"</span></strong> <span style="font-size:8px;"> (on Feb 16th for the Undie Run)</span></div> <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">  </div> <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed"> --Moondog</div> <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed">  </div> <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed"> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/102494009917873/?fref=ts" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">also see the Cupid Undie Run page on Facebook.</a></div> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:a3d48d15-c34d-494e-a803-dc446da7b377 Photo Summary from 2011-2012 100k Challenge http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_photo-summary-2011-2012-100k-challenge Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:39:00 GMT <font size="2">We had a great first year with the 100k Challenge and I will be back for more in 2012.<br /><br />Check out all the photos from our first year, <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/collections/72157627701213277/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here on Flickr</a>.<br /><br /></font> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/7858577064/" title="Akron_Apraxia (85) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7858577064_f586860c6e.jpg" alt="Akron_Apraxia (85)" width="500" height="375" /></a> <br /><br /><font size="2">This one pretty much sums it all up for me.  The chance to walk with a hero on their big day.<br /><br />Hope you enjoyed the first season of the 100k as much as I did.<br /><br />See you on the trails in 2012-13.<br /><br />--dog</font> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:8b250721-2f7b-4e78-b242-0a8784f5938c We Booked Our Way to 100k http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_booked-way-100k Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:56:00 GMT <font size="2">Big day today as we booked our final two 5k Walks for the season, boosting us to our target of twenty 5k run/walks (100k Total).</font><br /><br /><a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/7/12/27eaf38b-36e8-454f-8c22-8af08382b6b8.Full.jpg" target="_blank" title="Click here to view this image at full size in another window..."><img id="27eaf38b-36e8-454f-8c22-8af08382b6b8" src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/7/12/27eaf38b-36e8-454f-8c22-8af08382b6b8.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" hspace="6" width="200" height="125" align="right" /></a><font size="2">We confirmed with the <strong>Boys & Girls Clubs’ Race for Kids and Wellness Festival 2012 on June 30th</strong> at the MetroPark Zoo.  All proceeds from the Race for Kids and Wellness Festival will benefit the more than 6,400 youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.  For more information and to register you or your family <a href="https://bgccleveland.myetap.org/raceforkids2012/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">visit this page</a>.  This program supports after-school programs for Cleveland's youth.<br /><br /></font><a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/9/9/69fffeed-db7e-4610-8989-26cbe9ceec7d.Full.jpg" target="_blank" title="Click here to view this image at full size in another window..."><img id="69fffeed-db7e-4610-8989-26cbe9ceec7d" src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/9/9/69fffeed-db7e-4610-8989-26cbe9ceec7d.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" hspace="6" width="202" height="201" align="right" /></a><font size="2">We also have committed to participate in the <strong>Easter Seals Walk With Me Cleveland 2012</strong>, also at the MetroPark Zoo, on July 14th. You can <a href="http://www.easterseals.com/site/TR/Events/General?sid=7200&fr_id=3068&pg=informational&sidtype=eventinfo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">find all that event information here</a>.  <br /><br />I hope you can join me for one of these great events.  I will be at each to help start the event and take photos with participants.</font><br /><font size="2"><br />See you there!<br /><br />-dog<br /><br /><br /><br /></font> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:b78c0ca5-5868-4ec5-a3ea-04ba818635a0 Share your Spare http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_share-spare Mon, 04 Jun 2012 18:47:00 GMT <font size="2">I have always thought <em><strong>"Share your Spare"</strong></em> is one othe greatest tag lines for a fundraising walk.  It cleverly points to the beauty of having two kidneys, the medical miracle that you can share one, and it draws in a large population of bowlers who think it's going to help their league averages.<br /><br />I have proudly been attending the Cleveland (NE Ohio) edition of this walk for a few years and this year will be no different.  (except for the location).<br /><br />On June 10, 2012 at 9am you can join me and hundreds of others at the Great Lakes Science Center for the The Northeast Ohio Kidney Walk is a 1 to 3 mile, non-competitive walk. You will enjoy views of the Northcoast District, including Browns Stadium, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie shoreline... all starting at the Great Lakes Science Center. <br /><br />I will be there around 8:30 shaking babies, kissing hands, and probably snapping a photo or two.  At 9am I will kick of the race.  Afterwards I may donate a kidney (anything is possible).<br /><br />You can sign up here: <a href="http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/Ohio?pg=entry&fr_id=4580" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/Ohio?pg=entry&fr_id=4580</a><br /><br />If you are still on the fence, consider this:  There is a good chance you can see a giant live Kidney mascot on site.  <br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/4672173789/" title="Kidney Walk (21) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4003/4672173789_f632eeb78a.jpg" alt="Kidney Walk (21)" width="375" height="500" /></a><br /><br />See you at the walk....photos will be posted here afterwards.<br /><br />Share your Spare!<br /><br />--dog<br /><br />ss<br /></font> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:87e25a90-4cc7-421d-b551-e0a63e69b63b Cleveland Arthritis Walk http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_cleveland-arthritis-walk Wed, 02 May 2012 15:56:00 GMT <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/6989826612/" title="art_walk by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8017/6989826612_e2f0df62c3_m.jpg" alt="art_walk" hspace="6" width="240" height="157" align="right" /></a> <font size="2"><em><strong>(Post-Walk Update Below)</strong></em><br /><br />I am looking forward to this weekend and the chance to me Nolan Walker.  He is this year's Cleveland Arthritis Walk Hero.  Nolan has Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis since age 6 and manages it with weekly injections. Nolan doesn't let any of this stop him from being a hero.  He works out, volunteers as a wrestling coach, works the clock for sporting events, and has a 3.9 GPA.  <br /><br />This weekend I will be joining Nolan along with Celebrity Chair and Cavs’ Legend Campy Russell at the MetroPark Zoo for the 2012 Walk.<br /><br />Here is a video of walk hero Nolan.<br /><br /><object src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6hYNDneT2Ac" width="450" height="350" id="ltVideoYouTube" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/6hYNDneT2Ac"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/6hYNDneT2Ac" /><param name="quality" value="best" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAcess" value="always" /><param name="flashvars" value="playerMode=embedded" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/6hYNDneT2Ac" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" wmode="transparent" width="450" height="350" /></object><br /><br />Join us this weekend to raise money and awareness to fight arthritis.  Registered walkers with donations receive free admission to the Zoo and Rainforest.  In 2011 more than 2,000 walkers raised more than $120,000 to fight arthritis at the Cleveland Arthritis Walk.<br /><br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.arthritis.org/ohio/2012-cleveland-arthritis-walk.php" target="_blank">Get more info on the walk here</a>, and <strong><em>check back</em></strong> here for <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629972262931/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">photos from the event</a>....hopefully including some of me with my hero Nolan.<br /><br />--------------<br /><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/6999513902/" title="Arthritis Walk (32) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/6999513902_c786303e54_n.jpg" alt="Arthritis Walk (32)" hspace="8" width="240" height="320" align="right" /></a> Just got back from the walk and it was fantastic.  A huge crowd took part, with a massive walk-up that even caused them to push the start of the walk back a few minutes so everyone could get registered....which is the best problem you could have.  Great cool weather for a brisk walk.<br /><br />The highlight was meeting Nolan Walker, this year's walk Hero.  He's 16 year old who took the stage to help kick off the walk.  He explained how honored he was to be the walk hero, and shared that this wasn't a one year effort....rather a lifelong work to help raise awareness and funds for arthritis research.  He was just amazing as he told his story and thanked the more than 70 walkers on his team and the crowd of 1000+.  It was an honor to meet him and his inspiring efforts really made the morning memorable.<br /><br />Here is a photo of me with Nolan and <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629972262931/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">you can click here to see over 150 photos from the walk at the Metropark Zoo today in Cleveland</a>.<br /><br />--Dog<br /><br /></font> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:a5a5ff62-7d64-489e-a331-65f66aafdb46 March for Babies this Weekend http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_march-babies-this-weekend Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:20:00 GMT <font face="verdana,geneva" size="2">This weekend my 100k Challenge continues with the 2012 March for Babies Walk at Voinovich Park.  <br /></font><blockquote><font face="verdana,geneva" size="2">When you participate in the Cleveland March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year.  The money you raise supports programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.  March for Babies funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. (<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.marchofdimes.com/ohio/events/events_mfbcleveland2012.html" target="_blank">from the March for Babies Site</a>).<br /></font></blockquote><font face="verdana,geneva" size="2">The March for Babies is part of the March of Dimes Foundation, which you might argue is the most succesful charity ever.  Founded by Franklin D Roosevelt it set out to help cure polio in 1938...which happened around 1955 with the Salk vaccination.  But the march continues as the March of Dimes mission growing to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.<br /></font><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/7110670061/" title="mod by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5234/7110670061_55a68ffe3b.jpg" alt="mod" hspace="8" width="335" height="446" align="left" /></a> <br /><font face="verdana,geneva" size="2">Here is the scoop on this year's walk:<br /><br /></font><blockquote><font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"><strong>March for Babies Cleveland 2012</strong><br />Sunday, April 29, 2012<br />Time: 10:00 AM<br />Registration Time: 9:00 AM<br />Voinovich Bicentennial Park<br />800 East 9th St.<br />Cleveland, OH 44114 <br /></font></blockquote><font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"><br /><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.marchofdimes.com/ohio/support_giving.html" target="_blank">You can donate directly to March of Dimes here</a>.<br /><br />I will be at the walk (or in this case, the march) taking photos and cheering on all the participants.  This walk is part of my self-imposed 100k Challenge were I support twenty 5K walk/runs this year to help raise awareness and money for great causes across NE Ohio.  <br /><br />I hope to see you there, of course I will have photos from the event posted shortly afterwards.<br /><br />Thanks for your support....keep marching!<br /><br />Here are the <strong><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629926718331/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">photos from the April 29, 2012 March for Babies Walk</a></strong>.<br /><br />--Dog<br /><br /><br /><br /></font> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:b8aa1acd-47d4-4981-a85a-0c23ebbf9b12 Fleet Feet Sports 5K Run/Walk http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_fleet-feet-sports-5k-runwalk Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:01:00 GMT <font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/6956276784/" title="Beech Brook (14) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7195/6956276784_5e9823fc67_n.jpg" alt="Beech Brook (14)" width="210" height="279" align="right" /></a>This morning I stopped in on the 5k Run/Walk at Landerhaven to benefit Beech Brook.<br /><br />Beech Brook’s programs for children and families benefit from the proceeds raised at the 2nd annual Fleet Feet Sports 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, April 22, 2012.  For more info on the race and how it supports Beech Brook, <em><strong><a href="http://www.beechbrook.org/fleet-feet-5k-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">visit this page</a></strong></em>.<br /><br />Founded in 1852 as the Cleveland Orphan Asylum, Beech Brook is now celebrating its 160th year of service to children and families. Beech Brook’s campus and headquarters has been located at 3737 Lander Rd. in Pepper Pike since the 1920s. Today, as a leading behavioral health center, Beech Brook serves more than 20,000 children through a range of programs, including residential treatment, foster care, school-based mental health services, outpatient counseling, early childhood programs and many more.<br /><br />It was a crisp morning, but that didn't stop the racers and walkers from getting out to support the cause.<br /><br />Runners were excited for the race, incluidng this lady who wanted to race me.  After she informed me her last training included 4 miles at a sub-7 minute pace I decided to decline the offer.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/6956287414/" title="Beech Brook (31) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8145/6956287414_7a910a7bcd.jpg" alt="Beech Brook (31)" width="500" height="375" /></a></font><font size="2"> </font><font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"><br /><br />All in all it was a great morning in Pepper Pike. Thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Cleveland and Beech Brook for letting the Cavaliers be a part of their event.  The run was part of my 100k Challenge where I am supporting races and walks all around NE Ohio....5k at a time.<br /><br />We took over 60 photos of all the racers and walkers, <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629874222621/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em><strong>you can see them all on Flickr by clicking here</strong></em></a>.<br /><br />--Moondog<br /></font> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:46347ca4-1302-4dcd-900f-5f1b98c8b406 Walking, It's What's for Dinner http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_walking-its-whats-dinner Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:54:00 GMT While my walk schedule has fallen off like the leaves in autumn (see what I did there), I thought it would be a good time to think about the benefits of walking...even when it's not for a good cause.  Sometimes you don't need a great cause to get you out on the open road.<br /><br />How about these for reasons to lace up boots for a nice walk:<br /><br /><strong><span class="h2">  BENEFITS OF WALKING</span></strong><span class="text"> (<a href="http://www.thewalkingsite.com/motivation.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">walkingsite.com</a>)<br /> </span> <blockquote><div align="left"><li><strong><span class="h2"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/6196754398/" title="Senior Walk (74) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6172/6196754398_16716ffcba_m.jpg" alt="Senior Walk (74)" width="240" height="180" align="right" /></a></span></strong><span class="text">Burns calories<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Strengthens back muscles<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Slims your waist<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Easy on your joints<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Strengthens your bones<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Lowers blood pressure<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Allows time with family and friends<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Shapes and tones your legs and butt<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Cuts cholesterol<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Reduces risk of heart disease, diabetes, & more<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Reduces stress<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Sleep better<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Improves mood and outlook on life<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Can be done almost anywhere<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">Requires no equipment<br /> </span> </li><li><span class="text">AND it's Free</span></li></div></blockquote>Currently my next walk/run is slated for December 3rd (the Annual Reindeer Run in Lakewood) there is no time like the present to go walkies.<br /><br />So get out there Cleveland.  Don't forget it tones your legs and butt....how do you think I look <em><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/6196747012/in/set-72157627783772286" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">this</a> </em>good?<br /><br />--dog<br /><br />If you have a charity walk you that could help tone my legs and butt (or that I could otherwise help support), please contact me at unleashthedog@cavs.com.<br /> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:55520300-4542-4b95-832b-54f9ed9b6bef Arthritis Walk http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_arthritis-walk Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:55:00 GMT It was a cold and blustery October Sunday afternoon, but there was a motivated bunch at the Cleveland Metro Park FarmPark in Kirtland last weekend for the Arthritis Walk. <br /><br />I joined Walk Hero Grace (who is 6) and Walk Honorary Chair Steve Spalding, MD, and walk to prevent and treat arthritis.  A hatless Sir CC was on hand as well for this 5k walk.<br /><br />Grace's mother explained how their family deals with having a young one with Juvenile Arthritis.  Grace showed an amazing strength and poise by letting everyone know that she doesn't let it keep her from being a happy and active 6 year old.  She was indeed the Walk Hero in my eyes.<br /><br />Here is me and Grace at the Walk Starting Line:<br /><br /><div align="center"><a href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/0/5/30d8b1e4-f48f-4731-95d2-f60e9d3aed46.Full.jpg" target="_blank" title="Click here to view this image at full size in another window..."><img id="30d8b1e4-f48f-4731-95d2-f60e9d3aed46" src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/0/5/30d8b1e4-f48f-4731-95d2-f60e9d3aed46.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" /></a><br /></div><div align="center"><br /></div>You can read more or <a href="http://www.arthritis.org/chapters/ohio/fall-2011-arthritis-walk.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">support the Arthritis Foundation here</a>.<br /><br />The other half of the most handsome mascot duo in sports was also there and he has a photo gallery from the action.  <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cavs_sircc/sets/72157627810702332/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See the event photos</a>.<br /><br />This was the third walk in my 100k Challenge, pushing me to th 15k mark.<br /><br />You can follow my 100k Challenge all year at <a href="http://www.moondog100k.com" rel="nofollow">www.moondog100k.com</a>. Also, let me know if you have a charity walk or run you like me to visit by emailing us at <a href="mailto:unleashthedog@cavs.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">unleashthedog@cavs.com</a>.<br /><br />Thanks for you support....see you about 5k down the road.<br /><br /><strong><font size="3">--Dog</font></strong><br /><br /> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:3011d40f-1ee6-456e-85c7-73ec0e86f132 Cleveland Senior Walk http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_cleveland-senior-walk Wed, 05 Oct 2011 20:38:00 GMT Since my walking starting before my writing I have some catching up to do on my 100k Blog.<br /><br />Walk #2 (10k for you fans of the metric system, since I get credit for 5k at each walk) was the Cleveland Seniors Walk.<br /><br />If you think this sounds stuffy and boring, then you don't know Cleveland Seniors very well.  For the second year in a row this event is one of my favorites.  Filled with hearty Geritol-backed laughs, these Seniors know how to have a good time.<br /><br />Last year the Senior Day was inside and featured me teaching the Stanky Leg to this Cavs fan:<br /> <br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/4625735302/" title="seniors day (54) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4625735302_89cbec7578.jpg" alt="seniors day (54)" width="500" height="375" /></a><br /><br />This year the event was down at Voinovich Park.  [Note: I was invited because Sully doesn't like to spend time down there....but I digress.]<br /><br />The Cleveland Senior Walk promotes exercise, good nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. This event is sponsored by the Cleveland Departments of Aging and Public Health, the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, the Clevelanders in Motion of the YMCA, and the Senior health and Wellness center at Metro Health, Old Brooklyn campus. <br /><br />This year I lead this pack of ambitious walkers in a warm up before they partook in the walk.  Nothing is worse than blowing out your ACL at a charity walk for Seniors, so warming up properly is vital.<br /><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/6196753058/" title="Senior Walk (71) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6166/6196753058_45c21f9dcb.jpg" alt="Senior Walk (71)" width="500" height="375" /></a> <br /><br />As you can see, these Seniors (and assorted Juniors and Freshman) were totally engaged in the action.  <br /><br />I had a great time and shared lots of laughs with a few hundred of Cleveland's healthiest and most active Seniors.  <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157627783772286/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">We took alomst 100 photos while we were there as well</a>.  There is probably one of a Senior you know (I am not very good with odds, so your results may vary.)<br /><br />This was my second walk in my 100k Challenge, and it will be hard to top for laughs and smiles.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the seniors again in the near future.<br /><br />--Dog<br /><br /><a href="http://www.Moondog100k.com" rel="nofollow">Moondog100k.com</a><br /><a href="http://www.MoondogPhotos.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MoondogPhotos.com</a><br /><a href="http://www.Papertrained.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Papertrained.com</a><br /><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/5557179511/in/set-72157621660892187" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">sircchasabigmelon.com</a><br /><br /> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:9c6027e1-83b2-4500-9948-3c5791183670 Apraxia Walk http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_apraxia-walk Wed, 05 Oct 2011 17:40:00 GMT <a rel="nofollow" href="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/10/c8512f98-c42e-44ae-9af0-8a933a98fe6b.Full.jpg" target="_blank" title="Click here to view this image at full size in another window..."><img id="c8512f98-c42e-44ae-9af0-8a933a98fe6b" src="http://pluck.cavfanatic.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/10/c8512f98-c42e-44ae-9af0-8a933a98fe6b.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" width="294" height="189" align="right" /></a>Last weekend I stopped out at the 2011 Cleveland Walk/Run for Children with Apraxia of Speech in Hudson. It was a great morning with over 200 walkers including my new friend Mason.<br /><p>Mason is a typical 3 year old boy who loves to play with his trucks, play Wii, follow his sister around and shoot hoops with his dad. He is a very loving, sweet, caring, and hilarious little boy who is full of life.<br /><br />HIs parents suspected something wasn't right, though, with his ability to speak.  In January 2011, Mason was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Children with apraxia have great difficulty accurately and correctly producing sounds, syllables, and words. Despite understanding language, children with apraxia struggle to make their thoughts and ideas understood by others.</p><p> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/6182659572/" title="Apraxia Walk (101) by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6182659572_c8f3ed36a2.jpg" alt="Apraxia Walk (101)" width="500" height="375" /></a> <br /><br />Mason sees a speech-language pathologist twice a week for intense speech therapy, and his support group of loving parents and care-givers are starting to unlock his voice.<br /><br />Last weekend's walk was to raise awareness for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Kids like Mason have a long journey ahead of him, but thanks to groups like CASANA, thousands of kids like Mason and their parents are getting the help they need.  Proceeds from the walk benefited CASANA's apraxia programs and research.<br /><br />For more information on Apraxia and CASANA, check out their webiste: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/">http://www.apraxia-kids.org/</a><br /><br />To see over 100 Photos from the Walk, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157627751583872/">visit www.moondogphotos.com</a></p><p>To see the collection of all out 100k Challenge Walks, visit the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/collections/72157627701213277/" target="_blank">Walk Collection on Flickr!</a><br /> </p><p>-Dog</p> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:a4f343bc-188b-4d37-a54c-75311e9604a8 The 100k Challenge http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_100k-challenge Tue, 04 Oct 2011 17:51:00 GMT <p><a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_moondogs-100k-challenge-2012-13"><font size="2"><strong>Click here to see the new list for the 2012-13 100k Challenge</strong></font></a></p><ol><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Junior Diabetes Research Foundation Walk</span> - Sept 18th (<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157627586118061/with/6164008942/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://jdrfneo.org/events/walk-to-cure" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)<br /></font></li><li><font size="2"><strong>Apraxia Walk in Huron </strong>- Sept 25th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157627751583872/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_apraxia-walk">Blog</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1012293" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Cleveland Seniors Walk</span> - Sept 29th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157627783772286/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_cleveland-senior-walk">Blog</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=4165" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font><font size="2"><a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_cleveland-senior-walk"> </a></font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Walk to End Homelessness</span> - Oct 1st </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157627670186125/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.transitionalhousinginc.org/DonateGetInvolved/Donate/WalktoEndHomelessness.aspx" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Arthritis Walk at </span>FarmPark<span style="font-weight:bold;"> </span>- Oct 2nd </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cavs_sircc/sets/72157627810702332/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_arthritis-walk">Blog</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.arthritis.org/ohio/fall-2011-arthritis-walk.php" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Fighting Childhood Obesity Walk a </span>Thon - Oct 8th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157627721108329/" target="_blank">Photos</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Reindeer Run</span> - Dec 3rd </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157628262305565/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/reindeer.asp" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Tackle the Tower</span> - Feb 4th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629179612579/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/tower.asp" target="_blank">Event Link</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/results/2012/TACKLETHETOWER.htm" target="_blank">Results</a>)<br /></font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Cleveland Christian Home Walk</span> - April 7th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629404926384/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cchome.org/index/webapp-events-action?id=35&context=news" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Fleet Feet Sports 5K Run/Walk</span> - April 22nd </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629874222621/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_fleet-feet-sports-5k-runwalk">Blog</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.beechbrook.org/fleet-feet-5k-" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">March for Babies</span> - April 29th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629926718331/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_march-babies-this-weekend">Blog</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.marchofdimes.com/ohio/events/events_mfbcleveland2012.html" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"><strong>Cleveland Arthritis Walk</strong> - May 5th </font><font face="verdana,geneva" size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629972262931/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_cleveland-arthritis-walk">Blog</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.arthritis.org/ohio/2012-cleveland-arthritis-walk.php" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Walk for Hunger </span>- May 12th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629700824328/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hungernetwork.org/info.asp?content=B-walkforhunger" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Cleveland Vision Walk</span> - May 19th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157629801882986/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fightblindness.org/site/TR?fr_id=4521&pg=entry" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><strong>Kidney Walk</strong> - June 10th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157630100238164/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_share-spare">Blog</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR/Walk/Ohio?pg=entry&fr_id=4580" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><strong>Boys and Girls Clubs' Race for Kids and Wellness Fest </strong>- <br />June 30th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157630356792368/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a href="http://www.cavfanatic.com/blogs/moondog100k/_booked-way-100k">Blog</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.clevekids.org/index.php/news_events/events_calendar/boys_girls_clubs_race_for_kids1/" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><strong>Easter Seals Walk at the Zoo</strong> - July 14th </font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157630571876304/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.easterseals.com/site/TR/Events/General?sid=7200&fr_id=3068&pg=informational&sidtype=eventinfo" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><strong>Inaugural Cleveland FANtastic 4-miler</strong> - July 15th </font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157630588259794/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/4-miler/index.html" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><span style="font-weight:bold;">Make-a-Wish for Kabir</span> - July 21st </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157630680377282/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://makeawishohio.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1004114">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><strong>Cleveland Austim Walk</strong> </font><font size="2"> - August 19th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157631142670760/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1006504" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li><li><font size="2"><strong>Apraxia</strong><span style="font-weight:bold;"><strong> </strong>Walk Akron </span>- Aug 25th </font><font size="2">(<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/sets/72157631240729208/" target="_blank">Photos</a>-<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.apraxia-kids.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1020532" target="_blank">Event Link</a>)</font></li></ol><div align="center"><font size="2"><em><strong>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.</strong></em></font><br /><font size="2">- Chinese Proverb</font></div><br /><font size="2">I am really excited to launch a new program this year called Moondog's 100k Challenge.  Here's the scoop:<br /></font><blockquote><font size="2">The Moondog 100k Challenge is a collection of walks and runs Cavaliers mascot Moondog will embark upon this year.  Starting October 2011 Moondog is focusing his role as a community ambassador by committing his time to engage, excite and entertain at select charity walks and runs.<br /><br />In at least 20 walks Moondog will greet participants, warm up the crowd, and start the races off with the same energy normally reserved for Quicken Loans Arena.  Prior to event day, Moondog will help spread the word to his legion of social network friends and fans.  Afterwards Moondog will also share a free photo gallery from the event online.<br /><br />Moondog’s personal challenge is to reach 100k, one 5k walk at a time.  Walks are built around raising awareness and funds for specific causes, and Moondog hopes to raise awareness for each run, as well as raise the spirits of participants and enhance the event experience.<br /><br />Additional opportunities exist with Cavaliers Group Ticket offers and in-game concourse promotion for select events.<br /></font></blockquote><font size="2">While I have been kicking off Walks and Runs around Cleveland for 8 years now I am wrapping them all together with one giant bow (figuratively due to budget constraints).  For each walk I will be posting photos, blogging about the experience and helping each charity to raise awareness as best I can.  As a proud part of the Cleveland and NE Ohio community I am trying to play a small part in making Cleveland better and stronger, one step at a time.<br /><br />This year I heard a great quote about these walks by a race chair at the 2012 Autism Walk.  He said these days are like Holidays.  And they are...they are celebrations filled with family, optimism and good cheer.  [<em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> I assumed he meant Holidays like Thanksgiving, not Arbor Day.</em>]<br /><br /></font> <div align="center"><font size="2"><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moondogmascot/5748159396/" title="I WON! by Moondog Mascot, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2107/5748159396_db621b95a4.jpg" alt="I WON!" width="500" height="375" /></a> <br /></font></div><font size="2"><br />I hope you'll join me on the journey and follow in my footsteps (pun alert!) and take part in a walk or two along the way.  Please share your stories or invite me to your next event and I will do my best to get involved.  <br /><br /><u><strong>INVITE ME TO YOUR EVENT! </strong></u> - If you are a walk organizer who wants me to support your event, please let me know via Twitter (<a rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/#!/cavsmoondog" target="_blank">@cavsmoondog</a>) or email me at moondog @ cavs.com with your event website link and information.<br /><br />Follow me right here or moondog100k.com.  <br /><br />We are now entering our second year of the Moondog 100k and accepting invitations to walks after Labor Day 2012.  Please let us know if we can help support your cause.<br /><br />Thank you.<br /><br /><br />--dog</font> Blog:a4f23776-bea3-437a-bc7a-08bd8b3c9a1dPost:aa923f68-0afd-423b-90fa-e8199a735d64