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Monday, October 11, 2010

Tangled Ball's Marathon Man

Today's Tangled Ball Award goes to someone who's stepped up and stepped in...for 26.2 miles!

Peter Raisch ran the full Chicago Marathon on 10-10-10. The date to motivate.

A 26 year-old pr executive in Madison, Wisconsin, Peter has been the social media mentor for Tangled Ball since its inception. Yesterday he took his commitment one step further. Or should I say thousands of steps further when he ran in the boiling heat wearing a Be the One Tangled Ball t-shirt.

The message of Be the One is based on Kathryn Otoshi's award-winning book, One, which teaches kids to step up for each other. While Peter was running through the streets of Chicago, Kathryn was in California officially launching her second book in the series, Zero. Zero is a winner, too, because it beautifully reminds children that everyone counts.

One and Zero make a perfect ten in reaching kids early with the messages of respect, compassion, kindness and self worth, so what better way to celebrate One and Zero than a marathon run on 10-10-10?

Thanks, Peter, for going above and beyond the call of duty to motivate others. Not many people would have done what you did. That makes you an upstander! (But maybe you should be told that tomorrow. It's probably really hard to stand up today.)

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