Adam Becomes A Mongolian Cowboy

$3,356 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 43 months
It's a good thing that the Mongol Rally 2016, a 10,000km car race across Europe, is going to finish somewhere near Russia next summer because I've got to make it to the start of the Mongol Derby 2016, a 1,000km horse race throughout Mongolia.

Bottom line, it is going to be EPIC!

As a U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer and winner of a recent fight with an advanced Stage-IV Lymphoma, I've got a taste for adventure, so don't tempt me with a good time...

Problem is, the Derby has quite the entry fee, over $10,000 USD. Crazy expensive, I know. That's not even covering the travel & training costs!

But with your, just oh so generous donations, I can finally defeat that Genghis Khan and complete this monster of a race that is rated as one of the world's toughest.

I'll be representing the 501(c)3 non-profit I Do It For Her as well, so please help send me on this once in a life-time adventure and I promise the stories I bring back and regale you with will be worth it.

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All irony aside with this post... I've recently decided to switch this fundraising campaign over to CrowdRise ( and ask/urge/plead you to continue to follow along through that platform!

CrowdRise will give me a better resource toolkit to reach new donors and help promote my story in a more efficient and meaningful way.

This GoFundMe page will continue to be live but all future updates and events will be directed through CrowdRise.

A major thank you to all of you who continue to be my inspiration and help making this truly the adventure of a lifetime!

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So, things are definitely picking up speed as we move closer to race day and I couldn't be more excited for this adventure to reclaim the "me" that cancer tried to take!

My story is apparently having a larger impact than I ever thought and I will soon be making a NATIONAL press release with the help of KIPP and their massive PR firm. Because of this, I've decided to switch my fundraising from GoFundMe to Crowdrise.

(New Crowdrise link:

This switch is going to give me a better opportunity to reach new donors and the donations raised will have an even greater impact.

I can't express enough gratitude for your support and from the bottom of my heart, I sincerely thank you. I'd like to ask that you please continue to be a part of this journey and urge you to follow along on my new campaign site.

Also, please consider sharing my story with anyone who you think needs a little pick-me-up!

Forever Daring,

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So I think it's time I gave a proper breakdown of what everyone's MASSIVELY APPRECIATED & GENEROUS donations are going towards:

Entry Fees - £8,495 (Derby) + £650 (Rally) = £9,145 or $13,240

Minimum Contribution to Charity - £1,000 (Derby) + £1,000 (Rally) = £2,000 or $2,800

Purchasing a P.O.S. car for the Rally - ~$1,000

Travel Costs (getting to the races and back) - ~$700

Gas (Rally only, horses run on hay) - ~$500

Food/Supplies (I'm trying to save as much money as possible here so I'll probably end up a smelly, unsightly, stick figure at the finish line) ~ $1,000

Grand Total = $19,240 !!!!!!!

I'm no math major but obviously my paltry $10,000 goal comes well short of the overall costs. I am definitely cutting into those precious life-savings to go on this adventure but hey, it's not like I can take it to the grave right?

171 days to Mongolia!!
Who could say "no" to that face?! (Kodi's... not mine)
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The blizzard made it impossible to get any riding done last weekend so I was very very thankful to have plenty of sunshine and warm weather the past few days while on the trail.

Fun fact: horses can keep warm during the winter from the heat produced through digestion; so the colder it gets, the more hay they get to eat!

The countdown begins: 182 days until Mongolia
Blazing trails
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Raised by 27 people in 43 months
Created October 15, 2015
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