The Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite Concert and Silent Auction will be a truly unique concert with Jazz Trumpet Artist Craig Fraedrich leading a 10-piece ensemble featuring some of the finest jazz instrumentalists along with vocalist Christal Rheams in a concert of holiday favorites highlighted by a new rendition of Duke Ellington’s classic jazz version of [...]

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World AIDS Day 2014

On December 1, 2014 By

December 1, 2014 marks World AIDS Day, and 25:40 asks for your thoughts and prayers.  HIV/AIDS has a devastating impact, and South Africa has one of the largest HIV epidemics in the world.  In 2012, an estimated 410,000 children were living with HIV in South Africa.  In addition, over 2.5 million South African children have [...]

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Today is Orphan Sunday

On November 2, 2014 By

Today, Nov. 2, is Orphan Sunday, a day when Christians stand up for the orphan. We are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family…to visit orphans in their distress. In South Africa, almost 4 million children have lost their parents, about half of those to AIDS.


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After five years of delay, the kitchen at Nehemiah Preschool in Ivory Park township, South Africa, is finally constructed and supporting the feeding of dozens of preschoolers.

The renovated kitchen—replacing one that presented a fire hazard because of its location and construction materials—now serves as a safe and effective cooking and storage facility for [...]

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On October 27, 2014 By

My Halloween Challenge ENDS at 8 p.m. EST TONIGHT!!

Click here to vote for the costume I will wear during the run portion of the Oilman Texas Triathlon on Nov. 2. I will wear the full costume if you donate  $5090. Total donations so far equal about $2,400, with the clown in a [...]

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Teaming Up (Part 1)

On October 24, 2014 By

Hey y’all, it’s been about a month since the Katy Flatland Century and I’m all healed up and setting my sights on my next My1.25 race, the Oilman Texas Triathlon.  Thanks again for all the prayers and support before and during the event.  I was truly blessed with both a safe and fun ride. If [...]

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TEAM 25:40
Help become part of the solution by running for 25:40. As a fundraising partner this is your place to share your story about your race, discover races in your area, and network with likeminded people.
The Sub-Saharan AIDS epidemic has a devastating effect on millions of families. Consider that 5.3 million adults and children live with HIV/AIDS in South Africa alone. Discover the hard facts about AIDS, and help become a part of the solution.
25:40’s current focus is on children living in rural areas of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. We have selected this area as our place of initial focus due to its extreme poverty, lack of resources and lack of attention from the outside world.