With 34 days to go before our Mansion 5K Run, I have already raised a total of $30,411.00 on this endeavor. New sponsors are coming on board every day! My personal goal is to raise $55,000, and I'm ready and willing to go the "extra miles" to make this happen! I am going to not only run the 5K, but to continue running the course a second time to complete 10K (6.2miles). But I need your help! I can't do this by myself. I can run the race, but I need your support to raise the $55,000.00. I have stepped it up a notch as far as my training is concerned. Not only would I like to finish the race, but my goal is to do the 3.1 miles in less than 30 minutes. That would be pretty good for an old man like me (6 mph/10 minute mile). Why $55,000? This year, we are celebrating our 55th Anniversary at the Mansion. This beloved institution was founded in 1953, the same year that I was born. So, now are you starting to get the picture? Not only is the Mansion 55 years old, but I just had my 55th birthday. If you have not already become a sponsor, will you consider joining Team Judd in the Mansion 5K Run and help me raise $55,000? Maybe you can't run the race, but you can partner with me in going the “extra mile” for this great cause, and together we will release the blessing into the lives of the precious children at Tupelo Children’s Mansion. To watch a video of me working out, or for more sponsorship information, just click on this link: http://www.mansionevents.org/StephenJudd. You can either make a pledge or donate on-line. I really appreciate your support! Please spread the good word. I need all the help I can get. Also, if you're enjoying my blog, perhaps you would want to forward this to a friend. Thanks!