Monday, October 09, 2006

Bob Rebello - A Man With a Mission

Bob Rebello is a man with a mission - the 70 year old Management Consultant, motivational speaker, political cartoonist, and former Marine plans to raise $100k for kidney cancer research by running worldwide marathons on 6 continents by December 31, 2008 in memory of his brother and best friend, John, who lost his battle with kidney cancer on February 27, 1999. Since he started running the worldwide marathons in 1999, at the young age of 63, he has developed a very successful kidney cancer research fundraising program and has raised a total of $40,851.22 (100% went to kidney cancer research) by finishing 7 worldwide marathons on 3 continents. To ensure that 100% of all donations go directly to kidney cancer research Bob pays for all of the fundraising expenses and does all of the work himself - he also pays 100% of donor’s fees when they donate on-line.

His next worldwide marathon will be in Bangkok, Thailand on November 26th. This will be his 8th worldwide marathon and 4th continent. To prepare for the marathon, Bob recently started his seventeen-week training program of 700 miles running and 400 miles biking. To date, Bob has finished the following 7 worldwide marathons on 3 continents: USMC [1999], Ireland [2000], France [2001], Monaco [2002], Hungary [2003], Switzerland [2004], and Australia [2005]. Overall Bob has finished a total of 13 marathons, but he still calls himself a “rookie.” Bob’s kidney cancer research fundraising program has been a very humbling experience because of the caring and generosity of so many people who have donated their hard-earned money to kidney cancer research. During the last eight years Bob has had the pleasure and privilege of meeting a great number of people from around the world who have given him their support, encouragement, and friendship. To capture and share his experiences he is writing a book about his adventures while running marathons around the world, in which he will share tales of his “senior moments.” Bob’s next challenge is to do a Triathlon in 2007 at age 71. As he says, “you’re never too old.”

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to kidney cancer research, you can do so by going to Bob’s website - You can also get in touch with Bob at