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With less than 1 month until the ASUG Annual Conference/SAPPHIRENOW, I would like to challenge you to participate in a unique fundraiser to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

It is well known that over the course of the conference, attendees will be logging some serious footsteps.  Some may even organize into morning runs – before the heat of the day can beat on us.  Practically everyone has a smartphone that can track your distance or some other device like a Fitbit that will also track it.

If you will be doing enough running or walking, and prefer to track something else, how about how many coffees you consume, or how many evaluation cards you fill out after a session?  Or how many SAPMentors you can get photographed with? 
You decide – anything that is fun, OK?

So you sign up below (sign in into SCN, then press edit on this page and add yourself in the table below).  Then, using whatever means you like (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, letters to mom and dad) find people to sponsor you.  You can direct them to this Fundraising Page.

During the conference, post your mileage or coffees-consumed (whatever your challenge is) periodically.  If you use Twitter, use the hashtag #sapcc.

By the end of the conference, I bet we will have done something we can all be happy about – well, multiple things actually!  We will have learned about SAP via the ASUG and SAPPHIRE sessions, kept fit if we elected to do a ‘physical challenge’  AND raised money for Doctors Without Borders.

Most sponsors already know this, but even if the particular ‘challenge’ is not met (ie: Clint can not do 1500 burpees) the funds should still go out to MSF.

There are a few challenges about RT’ing something; we appreciate your support and hope that any further participants will engage in more active challenges.

Participant Name Challenge Goals Sponsor1 Total result
Susan Keohan Hoofing it 10K steps/day

Sally Rice

Marilyn Pratt

James Oswald

Steve Rumsby

Bala Prabahar

Andrew Fox

Emil Aleksandrov

Mariana Mihaylova

Cathy Kenlin

Bridgette Chambers

$100.00

$100.00

$  10.00

£10/day you make 10k!

$50

$20

$20

$50

$10.00

$500

Björn Goerke Life’s a Marathon

Run 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards)

2013/05/13: Day 1 done: 21.14 km completed.

2013/05/14: Day 2 done: +11.17 km –> 31.31 km in total completed

2013/05/15: Day 3 done: +11km –> 42.2 km in total completed

Mission Accomplished! 🙂 Thanks Bala and Joshua for the support!! 🙂

Björn Goerke

Bala Prabahar

Joshua Fletcher

€50 per km

$25

$25

2150€

$25

$25

Tammy Powlas Witness the Fitness 3 miles a day

Tammy Powlas

John Astill

Bala Prabahar

Andrew Fox

Cathy Kenlin

$50.00

$50.00

$25

$20

$10

Greg Myers Run Zoomier with SAP Run 15 miles (24 km)

@gpmyers

Joshua Fletcher

Cathy Kenlin

$3 per mile

$25

$10

Greg Myers & Eric Vallo Record a podcast We’ll have to do at least one. James Oswald $20.00
Clint Vosloo Pythons smuggled unto show floor (He’ll be hiding them in his sleeves). James Oswald $5/python (2 max)
Vishal Sikka First Unicorn Horn Lost In honor of Karin  Tillotson James Oswald $10.00
Executive Squad Innovation Kittens Instances of the word “awesome” or “amazing” or derivations of “game-changer” or “game-changing” used during the main keynotes – keep track! Mark Yolton $5.00 per $50
All SCN Members SapphireNow blogs Number of Sapphire Now (tag them!) blogs posted on SCN during the week of May 12-17 – can include video, audio, text, photos of session content and/or personal experiences Mark Yolton $1 per

$200

All 2013 ASUG/SAPPHIRENOW attendee’s Ka-Ching For every new person I meet that mis-pronounces my name, I will donate $5 (up to $100 total) Karin  Tillotson $5 per $100
Clint Vosloo Jet Lag Challenge I will donate $ 2’s for every hour I spend travelling to SapphireNow ( estimate at 24 hours). Any attendee who has a flight time greater than 24 hours and connects with me at SapphireNow then I will donate an extra $ 2 per hour for the greatest travel time that I hear about.

Clint Vosloo

Andrew Fox

$2 per hour travelled

$10

Clint Vosloo Death by Burpees

For those who know me, then you know I love CrossFit. This is a challenge that will match your $s directly to my level of suffering. For every $ 1 donated before the end of #SapphireNow and linked to this challenge then I will do 5 burpees. If I get up to $ 500 that could mean 2500 burpees which would take me about 3 hours. Burpees will be performed in the Hotel Gym prior to the final concert and filmed as evidence ( well thats if we dont run out of tape). So… please donate to this to make sure I sweat out all the beers from the week leading up to the challenge ! . FYI – Burpee = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX60BcsO_wE

Clint Vosloo

Joshua Fletcher

Emil Aleksandrov

Daniel Graversen

5 burpees per $ 1 dollar donated

$100 (500 burpees)

$20

$30

Avery Horzewski Retweets of @SAPanalytics I will donate 50 cents for every retweet of @SAPAnalytics at #SAPPHIRENOW up to $300. Avery Horzewski 50 cents per retweet of @SAPanalytics up to $300
DataXstream LLC Retweets of @DataXstream Inspired by Avery, we will donate 50 cents for every retweet of @DataXstream at #SAPPHIRENOW up to $300.

Team DataXstream

50 cents per retweet of @DataXstream up to $300
Anne Hardy Run Anne run…

I will run my first marathon on June 16th 2013. Besides the fact that I need to eat miles and miles in order to get ready, I love to run, especially in beautiful places, parks, mountain trails, etc. Not sure I will find parks and trails in Orlando but I commit to run 20 miles, even with eyes closed…

8.14 miles on 5/14

5.45 miles on 5/15

6.99 miles on 5/16

= 20.58 miles

A. Hardy

V. Hardy

$200

$200

$400

I am hoping to have multiple sponsors, so I will probably have multiple lines.  I hope you will join me in this Community Challenge. 

Together we can be some of the ‘helpers’ that the world so desperately needs.

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  1. Marilyn Pratt

    Great initiative!

    Hope you can tie your crowd-rise to this and make this an official channel for us as a community to support MSF.

    I’ll be cheering from the sidelines.  Not attending Sapphire this year.

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  2. Marilyn Pratt

    Got a great chuckle over Mark Yolton’s Executive Squad challenge.  It would be even more “expensive” to add the word “innovation” (as a stakeholder complained to me yesterday) 😉 .  Or even “empathy” and “Design Thinking” although I am championing all those words and will continue to make sure they resound.

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  3. Mark Yolton

    I didn’t get an accurate count of the uses of “awesome,” “amazing,” or “game-changing,” but I sense it was a smaller number than expected.  So, I’ll be generous and assume around 10 were uttered by our executive corps during the keynotes, for a total donation of $50 at $5 a pop. 

    I counted 61 blogs posted during the week of SAPPHIRE NOW, at $1 a pop. I also note that 23 blogs were tagged with “SAPPHIRENOW,” and assuming no overlap, that’s another $23.  Let’s round up to 100.  And let’s double that, just for good measure.

    My donation to Doctors Without Borders will be $250. 

    Thank you, Susan Keohan for leading this inventive and fun effort for a good cause. Thank you to all the others who participated through pain (Clint Vosloo ) and/or cash (wow! Bjoern Goerke ).  If you missed your chance and want to make a donation large or small, please go right ahead and do so, and record it here so Sue and others can see the collective positive impact of our community.

    Thanks to all who pay-it-forward!  

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    1. Susan Keohan Post author

      Wow, Mark, thank you!

      For what it’s worth, we are now up to $6215.00 – we are so close to $10K I can almost taste it!

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