Don’s Blog – February 1, 2013

As I start to plan for the 2013 Julian Rock Memorial, I look back at 2012 and I am very proud of what we accomplished. I set a stretch goal of raising $10,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and we surpassed it. We raised over $11,000 in 2012 in Julian’s name. We were able to do this with generosity of fantastic donors, sponsors, volunteers, participants, bands, and supporters. I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. Together, we are able to make an impact on the lives of the children and families of St. Jude.

In 2012, I have watched our second son, Gunnar Matthias, grow into a very healthy toddler. I am so very grateful for every day that I have with him and feel so unbelievably fortunate for his health. I know first hand that not all families are as fortunate and it is this thought that strengthens my desire to continue to support St Jude in loving memory of Julian Joseph Thorvund.

I am looking forward to 2013 Julian Rock Memorial. We are assembling our team and will be starting our meetings in the next few weeks. We will be posting updates and news about the 2013 JRM very shortly.

I hope that you will join me in my support of this very worthy charity. Our love, caring, and generosity will make a huge impact to the children and families of St Jude.


  1. Linda Thorvund
    February 2, 2013

    We are so proud of everything Don and Becky have chiefs for the Julian Rock Memorial. We would like to add our love and thanks to each and every one of you you have made this memorial a success in the name of our beloved grandson, Julian.

  2. Michelle
    February 10, 2013

    I feel so blessed to be friends with such an amazing couple. You have done such an awesome job putting this fundraiser together the past two years. We are looking forward to the 2013 Event! Keep up the good work!!!

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