My Fundraising Page

Rise of the Skirtboy (aka Kevin Collins)
Jun 04, 2011

Hey I want to introduce you to Arnie. On the eve of Christmas Eve this five-year-old was rushed to the hospital at 1:15 in the morning where he was diagnosed with ALL. Here he was about to enjoy the best day of the year and instead he's in the hospital. It's bad enough to be sick, really sick, but during the holidays makes it worse. Arnie turned six-years-old in the hospital while in treatment. He is part of our team now and I'll be racing for Arnie as well. Let's make sure Arnie not only spends the next Christmas at home, but has lots more birthdays. That's Arnie on the left and Dominick on the right.


Come on in! Relax. I’m not some high pressured salesman that’s going to brow beat you for a donation. Instead I’m going to tell you what I’m going to do to help Heather and Dominick win their fight with cancer. The question is “what are you willing to do to help?” Once again I will combine my desire for personal suffering with saving lives. The cause is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The pain and suffering is Ironman Arizona held Tempe.

This year I’m racing to honor 24-year-old Heather Miller who has ALL and 7-year-old Dominick Moye who is battling AML. A couple of amazing people worth fighting for and I could go on about each them for a long, long time.

I have two main goals for that day; to finish and to raise $14,060 dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

I’ll be on my own for the first goal, but I’ll need some major help from all of you to achieve the second one. Just in case you need an extra incentive to donate, here’s what I’m offering at each fundraising level:

  • $2,500 – I will shave both of my legs and keep them shaved until after the race.
  • $5,000 – I will wear the Cheetah print skirt for every race this year.
  • $7,500 – I will get not one Mohawk, but two ‘hawks.
  • $9,000 – The dualing ‘hawks will get bleached. I’ve always thought of being a blonde.
  • $10,500 – One of the ‘hawks will be dyed green.
  • $12,000 – The other ‘hawk will be dyed purple.
  • $14,060 – I will get my fingernails and toe nails painted purple and green.

If this is what I’m willing to do, what are you willing to give?

No matter how much discomfort, pain or agony I experience during training or the race, nothing can compare to a child’s suffering with a blood cancer. I choose this pain, it’s only temporary and the glory (as well as my ego) last forever. Their only choice is to wake up, face another day and hope to get well. Will you help me help them?

Thanks for stopping by and for your support!



Supporter Comments

    "Go Kevin! "

    Sheila and Todd Olds

    Fri Jun 03 08:47:38 EDT 2011

    "Kevin - incredible effor for an incredible cause. Best of luck in Arizona. Chris"

    Chris Holmgren

    Wed Nov 16 09:23:09 EST 2011

    "Good luck Skirt Boy!"

    John Gilbert

    Thu Nov 10 03:45:46 EST 2011

    "Congrats crazy man. "

    The Mullens

    Wed Nov 09 09:03:51 EST 2011

    "Can't wait to see the purple and green fingernails!"

    Jim Illing

    Mon Nov 07 08:09:42 EST 2011

    "Great Job Kevin!! Keep up the good work and great cause"

    Cheri Smith

    Mon Sep 26 10:20:55 EDT 2011

    "You will reach your goal! Best wishes. "

    Lucretia Holland

    Mon Sep 12 03:34:55 EDT 2011

    "Kevin, Congratulations on your commitment to do another Ironman. It's really commendable. I mean, it's not 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness, but something to be proud of all the same. Anyhoo, with this recent hurricane, the international debt crisis, Libya, Syria, the U.S. wars in Iraq & Afghanistan, and my new hobby of keeping up with the Kardashians (that wedding last week was something else!), I've had a lot on my plate lately. So, I just wanted to give you a heads-up that, while I've gladly carried you through previous races, I won't be able to make it an "all-day" event this time. I guess what I'm trying to say is...let's keep it to two sets of footprints in the sand on race day. I wish you luck, and as always, Me bless you. God P.S. - I have nothing to do with the asthma. That's all Satan's doing. "

    Greek Lightning

    Thu Sep 01 04:27:56 EDT 2011

    "Kevin, Thx 4 cming to my concert!!!1! Hope you enjoi the signed cd and poster of my hot self! ~The Beiber."

    Justin Beiber

    Mon Jul 25 05:50:19 EDT 2011

    "Keep it going!"

    Heather & Quintin Burns

    Fri Jun 03 03:28:42 EDT 2011

    "Go Team! You were my inspiration to start running!"

    Lisa Hoegler

    Thu Jun 02 06:24:24 EDT 2011

    "What you're doing is really an inspiration, Kevin. Miss seeing you on the weekend rides. Best of luck!"

    Robin & Mike McGettigan

    Thu Jun 02 03:35:11 EDT 2011

    "You ROCK, Kevin. I miss seeing you on the roads, but with everything you are doing to raise money - it looks like I'm going to have to get back on the roads so I can witness the "Skirtboy" transformations! GO TEAM!!!!"

    Hayley & Mark Seibert

    Fri May 20 10:29:05 EDT 2011

    "Go Kevin!! "

    Brenda LaHaie

    Mon May 09 03:33:25 EDT 2011

    "Go Skirtboy GO!!! Whoo whoo!!! Good Luck towards your goal for this terrific cause!"

    Jeanette Mohr

    Fri Apr 29 01:22:23 EDT 2011

    "Keep up the good work Kevin! "

    Abigail Goward

    Fri Apr 29 09:25:19 EDT 2011

    "It's a bird, it's a plane ... no, it's Skirtboy!! Good luck, Kevin!"

    Will Wilhelm and Mona Baset

    Mon Apr 04 08:16:09 EDT 2011

    "Good job, Coach! I'm pulling for you to reach that $14,060!! "

    Cheryl Ryan

    Sun Apr 03 11:42:46 EDT 2011

    "Great idea, great cause and great e-mail. Good luck with your race!"

    Gregory Johnson

    Fri Apr 01 10:41:01 EDT 2011

    "Better late than never! Congrats on a great race! P.S. Evan and I are moving to San Fran so think about Vineman. :)"

    Catherine Crow & Evan Perlman

    Tue Nov 29 12:50:13 EST 2011

    "Idea for a new reality show... you and the dueling 'hawks share an apartment with the Falconer from SNL... let the hilarity and hijinx ensue."

    The Campbell Family

    Thu Nov 03 09:32:15 EDT 2011

    "Somebody call Kenny Loggins cuz you're about to enter the Danger Zone!!!!!"

    Sterling Archer

    Thu Sep 01 04:02:14 EDT 2011

    "Good Luck in the race! Congrats on your fundraising achievements - so impressive!"

    Nina & James Austin

    Thu Sep 01 03:58:10 EDT 2011

    "C'mon Mowhawk!!!"

    Gwen Romeo

    Thu Sep 01 03:54:51 EDT 2011

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $13,191.00 | Goal: $14,060.00
94 %

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My Thanks To

Bank of America $500.00
Laure Dasse $500.00
Brenda LaHaie $500.00
Bank of America $500.00
Matt, Les, and Baby Crow $400.00
Skirt Boy $250.00
Bank of America $250.00
Jeff Collins $250.00
Connie & Antonio Briceno $250.00
Will Wilhelm and Mona Bas... $250.00
Niki's Int'l LTD $200.00
mike ferretti $151.00
Bank of America $150.00
Bank of America $150.00
Bank of America $150.00
The Mullens $150.00
Cat & Jay Reid $150.00
Wade & Shelia White $150.00
Jenn & Tony Osborne $150.00
Mark Simpson $101.00
Bank of America $100.00
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Microsoft $100.00
Bank of America $100.00
Catherine Crow & Evan Per... $100.00
Chris Holmgren $100.00
Stanley Robinson $100.00
Gilbert Vinluan $100.00
The Campbell Family $100.00
Eric Parvin $100.00
Brian Gray $100.00
Bank of America $100.00
Bank of America $100.00
Laura Masotti $100.00
Bank of America $100.00
Bank of America $100.00
Microsoft $100.00
Brian Gray $100.00
Katie Qutub $100.00
Doug Ruwe $100.00
Heather & Quintin Burns $100.00
Robin & Mike McGettigan $100.00
Bob Aiken $100.00
david hall $100.00
Les Evans $100.00
Bank of America $100.00
Bank of America $100.00
Brian Johnson $100.00
Debbie Davis $100.00
Julie Sandidge $100.00
Cheryl Ryan $100.00
Mike Ferretti $100.00
Melissa Hershner $100.00
Lynda White $100.00
Mike Fitzpatrick $100.00
Gregory Johnson $100.00
John Byrne $100.00
Kevin Collins $100.00
Bank of America $90.00
Bank of America $75.00
Cat Cotman $75.00
Jenny Crow $54.00
Bank of America $50.00
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Darren Steinhilber $50.00
Bank of America $50.00
Nancy Hunt $50.00
Anthony Stylianou $50.00
Jim Illing $50.00
John Hoover $50.00
Satonia Judon $50.00
Joel Lutterman $50.00
Paul Shook $50.00
Bank of America $50.00
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Madelyn Rabb $50.00
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Gwen Reed $50.00
Sterling Archer $50.00
Lindsay Hoppe $50.00
Lois Colbert $50.00
Erik Wagner $50.00
Justin Beiber $50.00
Ann A Moose $50.00
Margaret Carpenter $50.00
Sheila and Todd Olds $50.00
Lisa Hoegler $50.00
Joseph Miller $50.00
Hayley & Mark Seibert $50.00
Jay Johnston $50.00
Bank of America $50.00
Lex Erwin $50.00
Jeanette Mohr $50.00
Brooke Dunlap $50.00
Kyndra Cohen $50.00
Heidi Klum $50.00
Michael & Linda Lind $50.00
Michelle Moore $50.00
Jack Heil $50.00
Richard Schwalm $50.00
Ashley $50.00
Glenda Castillo $40.00
Eric Hawthorne $30.00
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Kathleen Rokes $25.00
Martha Jacobs $25.00
Ruben Montano $25.00
John Gilbert $25.00
K A McCarter $25.00
Jennifer Rea $25.00
Bank of America $25.00
Jen Cesaro $25.00
Nicole Carretta $25.00
Carolyn Billick $25.00
Monica Kruckow $25.00
James Collins $25.00
Melissa L Miller $25.00
Jackie Savage $25.00
Bank of America $25.00
Maria Maglio $25.00
Cheri Smith $25.00
Bank of America $25.00
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Greek Lightning $25.00
Nina & James Austin $25.00
Gwen Romeo $25.00
Linda Daley $25.00
Joe Hiznay $25.00
Bedford Lydon $25.00
Marc Gustafson $25.00
Deborah Majewski $25.00
Debra Conkey $25.00
Abigail Goward $25.00
Sharon Mitchell Alfaro $25.00
Thom Goeken $25.00
Anthony DeSain $25.00
Chantelle Walters $25.00
Laura Bondesen $25.00
Scott Peterson $25.00
Dave $25.00
Abigail Goward $20.00
Erin McNamara $20.00
Barbara Duke $15.00
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Lucretia Holland $10.00
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