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Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

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Donate to Livestrong Challenge for cancer survivors. Because 1 in 3 People will be diagnosed with Cancer. I'm riding 100 miles on the 30th (read all 7 entries…)
Raise money for cancer research and inspire survivors in the Livestrong Challenge

3 years ago my mother died of cancer. So now I ride with Lance Armstrong July 30, 2006 in the 100 mile The LIVESTRONG Challenge to raise money for those living with cancer.

I would like to ask your assistance in this by requesting any size donation directly to the organization here
Livestrong Challenge


Any size donation is a smile at life and a great help to those facing an extraordinarily difficult existence.

Thank You every one who can help!!!


Des is still alive but has no joy to share

I just donated

I appreciate cancer fundraisers that include people with all types of cancer and I commend you for being involved with this. I hope you’ll tell us all about it!

(I’m not sure how much of my personal information is revealed but please keep my donation information strictly confidential.)


Thanks so much!

This is quite a subject. My mom’s passing was the most difficult experience I’d ever had. I’ll spare you the details. My mom was an exceptional person, and dearly loved like so many affected this way. My bike definitely helped me get back into life emotionally/ physically.

Now, going on a 100 mile bike ride with hundreds of cancer survivors is a poetic gesture – but one that is gaining recognition and funding for cancer survivors by simply making some noise and doing something beautiful. And these are very good things.

Sitting around watching is absolutely unbearable. This is something I can do for me, for you, for every survivor.

Click here if you want to know more about Livestrong – Lance Armstrong’s foundation

Des is still alive but has no joy to share

We also...

...added this goal. I hope some other 43T folks will pick up on it.

I'm with Des

I’ve wanted to take part in this since I read about it Lance’s book, but of course I’m on the wrong side of the Atlantic and don’t have a bike! Maybe one day I’ll get the chance.

Good luck!


Getting engaged any way you can feels pretty amazing I’ve found.

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eobo who's feeling a bit abstract has gotten 6 cheers on this entry.


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