Thursday, February 3, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Welcome to the wonderful One World One Heart Event here at Run 26.2 for Kelly!

One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.

My name is Ross Kinney and the beautiful girl sitting next to me is Kelly(see my About me link on my sidebar for more info.), runner, cyclist, writer, blood cancer freedom fighter. My home town is Denver, Colorado, and I still live in Colorado with my wife of 27 years who is also my best friend, my wonderful children, three dogs and a very unhappy cat. 

I started this blog almost three years ago in honor of  a very special person in my life, Kelly Grubb. Kelly  passed away after an almost twelve year battle with Acute Lymphocatic Leukemia in March 2008. I began running marathons for Kelly in 1999 as a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program when she was ten years old.

I continue to run to honor Kelly's life and what she stood for, what she fought for.  She is my hero and my inspiration for much of my writing and my daily living.

I will be offering three door prizes this year. The drawings for all three are open to anyone in the world with a blog who is participating in the One World One Heart project. Just leave me a comment on this post that includes your email or blog address so that I can get in touch with the 3 winners. I will do the drawing for the prizes with a random number generator at 10:00 pm Mountain time on the last day of the OWOH project, February 17th, 2011.

This is what I am giving away this year :

                                                      Guide to living an unconventional life

                                                        Technical performance running shirt

Rock My World Hand painted rocks

Wishing everyone a safe journey during your One World One Heart blog trip and I look forward to visiting many new places on this adventure.


  1. Good for you, what a wonderful way to live! I enjoyed visiting you, I hope you will visit my blog, too!

  2. Great! A wonderful Giveaway and very nice blog.
    Also I have a Giveaway. Show, nevertheless, sometimes past


  3. Greetings from Virginia. I'd love a chance at your prizes! Thanks.
    Please feel free to enter my drawing at
    OWOH participant #523
    avennett AT verizon DOT net

  4. Your blog is inspirational. It is wonderful of you to honor Kelly with your marathon running and advocacy.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
    Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  5. Lively the OWOH!!!! Thanks to this game I can discover the other blogs as yours..
    Register I for this game and here is my blog:http: //

    Good luck and cross a good week;-)

  6. Hallo , nice to meet you.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is beautiful.
    Please count me in.
    Please come visit me on my blog too,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  7. One World One Heart

    Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


  8. How wonderful that Kelly is your angel, and you are hers! Keep running Ross, and keep spreading the word!

    I invite you to drop by both of my giveaways (at Twigs and Tulle and Kindergarten’s 3 R’s: I’m giving away a mini bunting and some pattern blocks) during this awesome blogging event! Happy OWOH!



  9. It is so nice to meet you and visit your blog. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years seeing all of the wonderful blogs and meeting everyone. Thanks for your participation in the event.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  10. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  11. Greetings from California. I'm #96 on the list and would love to be entered. Nice to read your post, looks like you have a very full life. Hope you are enjoying the OWOH event and it's nice to meet you. Please stop by my blog for a chance to win too.

  12. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  13. Huh. This kind of makes me want to blog again. :) I know you know how to reach me. You can send any of those prizes my way. (but you know I want a Kelly rock! Hee!)

    L&L, my dear friend!! x19 xForever!!

  14. Hello from Ipswich, MA.
    Your blog touched my heart. You are a very special person.
    Please visit my blog if you have a chance.
    Linda L

  15. looks like a great book! come visit my giveaway too!

  16. What a great giveaway, would love a chance to win
    Thank you
    OWOH #618

  17. Hi Im Belinda Nice to meet you .Love your Blog!!
    Please visit mine.My door prize is a OOAK polymer bunting baby
    hugs Belinda

  18. Have a wonderful time on your journey. I enjoyed reading a bit of your life. Thanks for sharing this. Good luck on all the blogs to win prizes too.
    Visit my blog at

    Thanks Teri

  19. What a wonderful way to honor Kelly.

    Please throw my name in your hat for your gieveaway. I'd really love to win.

    If you are out and about in blogland, drop by #521 and meet me!! I've enjoyed meeting you.

  20. What a wonderful way to celebrate the life of a loved one! My mom lost a sister to Leukemia, although, I can't tell you what kind. She was 4 years old at the time. She holds a special place in our family and I was gifted with her middle name as my own. This is a beautiful giveaway! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  21. Awesome giveaway with an even more awesome background story to your blog. I'm glad I stopped by. Visit mine as well if you like OWOH #760.

  22. I'm at a loss for words! Your blog brings tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog during OWOH - what an inspiration!
    Count me in to the giveaway and definitely as a regular reader of Run 26.2 for Kelly :)

    Kat @ #714

  23. It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me. You truly are an inspiration. You make is possible for Kelly to help others through you by running in honor of her.

    I hope that you will come and visit me too in Alabama on your next outing. #104 Southern Ooaks


  24. You are very inspiring!

    Come on by my blog & enter my OWOH giveaway also, I'm #590.

    Enjoy your journey,

    Hoerauf at comcast dot net

  25. Greetings from Washington State! I so admire your dedication to a wonderful young woman.
    I invite you to come visit me during your OWOH tour at #769.

  26. Everyone should be blessed to have a friend like you.I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour I hope I am lucky enough to win.
    please check out my blog

  27. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  28. I'd love a chance to enter your beautiful giveaway!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  29. you are a very special person...
    So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

  30. Hi Ross,
    Thank you for sharing Kelly with us.

  31. Very impressive story. I think it is beautiful.
    Please feel free to look at my blog as well (#785)

  32. Hello from windy England! I am wrapped up, warm and loving my blog journey. Thank you for letting me peek into your world, how lovely for kelly that you still do much to honour her. I would love the non -conformist book - just to see if I really am non conformist! Please count me in and if you get a chance fly on by #404 a warm welcome awaits!

  33. Greetings from Kansas, You are one special person for doing all you do for Kelly and all others fighting a fight such as Kelly did. Love the door prizes you are offering. Thank you for the chance to win. Your turn to visit me now:


  34. It is good to know there are people trying to make a difference in the world.
    If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
    I am number #25
    trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

  35. Nice to meet you Ross, what a noble Heart you own, Thanks for sharing.


  36. Love can move mountains, having a purpose can change the nice to meet you, Ross...and your cause...

    Please sign me up for your wonderful prizes. It was a pleasure being here :)

    Cameron #83

  37. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway! Keep up the fight, love the way you honor her spirit! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  38. Hi Ross I am glad to meet you through OWOH, it is great that you are running for this cause. Love your prizes. Please stop at my blog if you have time

  39. I clicked your link and read about Kelly, I don't have good enough words to say what a wonderful tribute it is and what a wonderful thing you are doing.

    I typed out a load of other waffly ramblings here about 5 times and deleted it each time. Just... well done and keep on keeping on :)

    Please feel free to visit my OWOH Post if you get time :)

    OWOH# 365

  40. What great prizes and a beautiful heart you have. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  41. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)What a super sweet thing your doing!
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  42. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  43. Hello from San Diego! I think I need to come back and spend some time with your blog... I also know someone who is battling Lymphoma. Your prizes look wonderful... I really like the idea of the book, and the stones would be fun to keep in a basket nearby... Keeping my fingers crossed... thanks for the chance to win!

  44. You are such a special person, Kelley would be proud. It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

  45. What a lovely door prize, and you are so talented! Nice meeting you and thanks for giving me the chance to win. Please visit me at Irish Muses at #678.

  46. Inspirational blog! Please enter my name into your draw! And pop over to my blog and enter mine, too, if you haven't done so already!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Dagmar #88

  47. What a special angel you are with the gift of hope for Kelly and everyone else like her. Bless you for all that you do! Thanks also for the generous give aways at OWOH. stop by and visit sometime. Wanda in Ohio.#220

  48. Hi from Ohio. it's nice to meet you. those are 3 wonderful gifts. thank you.

  49. What a beautiful thing to inspire us all! Thanks...I'm #389! ♥

  50. Hi Ross, so lovely to meet you! This world needs more people like you in it. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue to run for Kelly in her memory.

    Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your delightful prizes.

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  51. Ross how kind of you to keep Kelly's memory alive.

    please stop by

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

    my word is biker-how appropriate given I am. I would love to cycle the hills of Colorado if I could deal with the altitude.

  52. Hello from Wonderland. It is so nice to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I would love to be included in your enchanting giveaway. Happy OWOH! Please do drop in during your journey.
    wishes and whimsy
    WenDy from WonDErlanD

  53. A wonderful way to celebrate a life, so inspirational. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  54. Lovely giveaways! Count me in :)

  55. Hello from Cody, Wyoming, USA. I enjoyed visiting your blog and getting to know a bit about you. Loved hearing about Kelly and how your are honoring her memory. So sweet,
    Thanks for participating in OWOH. Please enter me in the drawing for your awesome gifts.
    If you haven't done so yet, please stop by and enter these giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  56. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get the chance my blog is #809

  57. gee..i have a tear in my eye...i have a little guy who has a life threatening condition...hes nearly died around 50 times...but we are very lucky to still have him...he is my hero too...
    i would be honoured to win one of your prizes...take care

  58. great offerings!
    please drop by my blog #30,
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana,

  59. Hi Ross, your blog is so touching and I'm sure Kelly is watching over you. I would love to win any one of your gifts. They are all wonderful. Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  60. So nice to meet you,
    gorgeous gift, hope to win.

    Greetings from Finland;-))m

    I have also Valentine candy:

    leikkaan @

  61. Loving this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit. Leslie

  62. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  63. What a great blog Ross! You have a strong spirit and I have a feeling I know who is helping you. : )
    Please put my name in your draw and come to my blog-#348 and add your name there if you like. Thanks and Good Luck!

  64. greetings from Canada.
    Nice giveaway! Bless your heart for the cause you run for!
    Visit me at #336 -Shimmer and Tulle

  65. Hi Ross, your selfless work for others is commendable.
    I'm so glad I came upon your blog as it is people like you that reminds me the world can be a good place, keep up the good work.

  66. What a way to honor Kelly. You area very caring person. Please enter me in your book giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

  67. wow! fantastic givaway! please enter me!!!

  68. What a wonderful way to honor Kelly's memory.
    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.

  69. Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  70. your gift is wonderful! thanks for the chance to win.

    i'm enjoying browsing through your fantastic blog.

    please stop by my blog for a chance to win my gift as well, if you haven't already!

    joe in montana

  71. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. What a great story, what a wonderful hero. Love what your blog stands for!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Please feel free to come to my blog and enter for my doorprize as well!
    :) Gale OWOH #473

  72. What fun! Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  73. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  74. Love your blog and the love it was started from. Simply beautiful. Your door prize resonates with me as I've challenged myself to compete in a 12k this spring (having never run a race in my life...and being very out of shape.) Thank you for some added perspective and inspiration.
    Count me in for your give-a-way, and I hope you can swing by and visit me as well.
    (#535 OWOH)

  75. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

    And Greetings from the Northwest where I am sliding in at the last moment to say yes, please include me as well!

    I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells:

    thanks so much for offering this! I'd love to win!

    all best and wishing you all good things,