Dean is running the 2012 Antarctica Marathon to promote fitness and raise money for penguin conservation!



Fifty Miles with Penguins: My Uplifting Day at the Zoo…

Running 50 miles is a chore, yes, but it is a task made much easier when surrounded by friends, well-wishers, the incredible Zoo staff and of course, the wonderful penguins! A sense of community and purpose resounded from the birdhouse Saturday. I feel privileged to have been a part of it.

I began the day at 9:20 AM and finished up at 8:30pm. Through 5pm, I was inside the birdhouse right near the irresistibly cute penguins. I narrated the penguin feedings, joked with visitors, talked to the media and thoroughly enjoyed all the fantastic, inspiring artwork done by children. Later, I moved out to the main courtyard and finished up the run along with the jolly crowds enjoying Lights at the Zoo. I finished in just over eleven hours and honestly enjoyed every single minute.

I can’t say enough about our amazing Zoo. What a treasure, full of dedicated and passionate people. Special appreciation goes to Lexington Medical Center for the faithful support and huge banners. Thanks also to the Northwest YMCA for loaning the treadmill (they’ll have to forgive me if I avoid indoor cardio for a while).

Most excellent and humble thanks go to everyone who donated for the penguins on Saturday! You have done a great service to the cause of conservation. Now I hope you’ll go a bit further… encourage all your friends and colleagues to donate as well. Together we’ll reach this goal!

Donate to penguin conservation!

Thankful (and a bit tired),

– Dean


Sponsor an Hour of Penguin Running!

Businesses can get into the act as well. Sponsor an hour of running as I run with the penguins on Saturday, December 10th. You choose the hour. I’ll wear your T-shirt and extoll your virtues right from my Garth Brooks head set as I pound the treadmill into submission. By all means, bring a nice poster with your logo. We’ll proudly display it.

$300 nets you this fine opportunity to proclaim your support of conservation to thousands of Zoo visitors!

Drop me a line and we’ll set it up.

Or, heck, you can just donate online right now.

– Dean


Give, and fine art will be given to you.

If you give your hard-earned money to support conservation, well then, I just LOVE you.

I love you so much, I want to give you something.

Let’s start with a series of fine art posters by award-winning graphic designers, each designed exclusively for this quest and individually signed by the artist.

Let’s take a look…

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(Deadline 03/2012)

Raised so far!

Please give to, a wonderful non-profit dedicated to Antarctic Conservation and of course, penguins.

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All Donors receive:

A beautiful poster created for this occasion by award-winning graphic designers. Signed by the artist of course.

A video thank you from me, directly from Antarctica.

Satisfaction that you've done a good deed by supporting conservation!

(All donations are tax deductible as well!)