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Chris Wilson

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
I understand the liability aspect but, if it isn't a fund that they started then really whats the big deal?
toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Dec 11, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
Rockreation should host a Lap-Danceathon fundraiser thing get the girls in from Wild Goose and 200$ for all the lapdances you can stomach
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Dec 11, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
http://johnlongdonations.chipin.com/john-long

At $3700 now.
newmexico

Social climber
Inside my head
Dec 11, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
Friends,

I am Jeff Leads athlete manager for prAna. Please count us in, to donate products from prana, however the group see fit. In addition the Winter Trade Show is next month and I'll be attending as usual. If there is any interest in doing something there for John, I would be more than happy to co-ordinate or be a point of contact for any help there. Hell, I would even go around and ask for donations or products, or...

just trying to help a friend in need.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 11, 2012 - 01:37pm PT
Dean, can I get a recap on what is needed to get this fund rasier up and going? I'm a bit lost in the BS. I am available to help with whatever is needed, anytime.
Thanks, TY
LG2

Sport climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 11, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
Hello all, I represent Adidas Outdoor in the Rockies and we want to donate some product to raffle off for the JL fundraiser. Who is my contact and please get a hold of me.

Loren Gwartney-Gibbs
541-953-2831
HME

climber
Los Angeles
Dec 11, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Hey Chris...
The link was deleted from Rockreation's Facebook page per John's request. He specifically stated to management at Rockreation that he would let us know when he wanted our help and participation in a fundraising effort for him. Out of respect for his wishes we said that we would not begin any fundraising plans until further notice by him nor endorse any others without his consent. I will speak with him directly about your particular fundraising effort and ask if he wishes to have it posted on our Facebook page.
Thank you.
HME
Chris Wilson

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11, 2012 - 03:11pm PT
HME,
Cool beans. Just trying to let everyone know about the fund and figured that those that visit your page, meaning Rockreation, would like to know about it. I'm sure John would give you the ok next time you talk to him.

Cheers.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 11, 2012 - 05:38pm PT
TYeary,

There is no event framework or punch list at the moment.
I recommend getting in touch with Ron Gomez and start roughing one out.
He knows what to do in general and you can start figuring out where you might want to fit in.

For starters you have Jeff Leeds and Adidas just a few posts up to respond to. I'd recommend getting together with Maria and Ron Gomez for a conference call and see if she can just start right in with those industry folks. She'll want to talk with Ricky to get a sense of how he thinks the benefit ought to go and what kind of industry help is most desired.

Just a suggestion!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 11, 2012 - 05:47pm PT


[EDIT] Largopalooza = working title only: just something I came up with to amuse myself.
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
Looks AWESOME! Can't wait!
the kid

Trad climber
fayetteville, wv
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
post the date soon so i can see if i can make it.
B_E_S

climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
JL I was given a tower truck with the ortho shoe.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 12, 2012 - 09:31am PT
I just spoke with Ron Gomez.
Through the weekend he is going to get in touch with Dean, Ricky, Maria and Tony to sort this thing out for proper a kickoff.

Stay tuned.
Roy
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:06am PT
Largopalooza... that made my morning!

I took my weekly lotto money and gave it to the fund... odds are it will bear more fruit that way!

Eric
x15x15

climber
Dec 12, 2012 - 10:29am PT
^^^^^^^ yup, it put a big smile on my ugly mug...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 12, 2012 - 12:10pm PT
As a reminder: the ChipIn fund is temporary and is currently slated to close January 30.
http://johnlongdonations.chipin.com/john-long

I see $3,422 listed as the total through December 3 (last night couchmaster said it was at $3700, so unless someone got a refund, the tool isn't updating through that link).
Krista?

[EDIT] yes of course refreshing: refreshing the page doesn't always change it and the date timeline remains December 3. That thing is clunky. But it's collecting money so that's great, thanks!
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
AZ
Dec 13, 2012 - 12:13am PT
The fund is around $4300 tonight. Sometimes you just need to refresh the chipin widgit. Thanks again for all of your donations, I'm going to get a check to JL tomorrow.

Sorry about the widget it works on my end, but will be closed tonight. Thanks for the donations.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Dec 13, 2012 - 07:03am PT
To all my friends:

Hi everyone. Sorry to have lagged on responding but I'm still having procedures done and that is taking all of my time and energy. Should be done soon.

As you might know, when I was still out of it entirely, my friends Krista and Chris set up a fund and while their intentions are strictly honorable, some confusion arose from those who I work with who know that I am NOT in a financial crisis at this time. Perhaps that time will come - I've worked and saved for years but this is likely a near million dollar injury cha cha cha.

Anyway, because this is quickly turning into a situation that is over my head, impossible to orchestrate from this bed, my original climbing and high school friend Eric (Ricky) Accomazzo (my attorney) is from now on handling all affairs related to funraisers, me, etc. Rick Accomazzo is not only a much celebrated climber, but also trusted person in the outdoor industry and long-time advocate of the ACCESS FUND. Krista and Rick have talked so the transition to Rick having power of attorney over my affairs is now a plain fact understood by all.

That much said, I very much appreciate what Krista and Chris did while I was in surgery and the many kind responses. But this is a complicated business and I am glad to have my childhood friend and original Stonemaster Rock Accomazzo now in charge.

Sincerely,

John Long
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 13, 2012 - 07:18am PT
Thanks for the update John!
Hang tuff through your procedures and heal up soon.

Ricky,
Is a Josh event still in the mix for this spring?

Tad

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