Johnny Kicks Cancer Roll-a-Thon
Sunday, October 7th, 2012

I would push my skateboard a thousand miles to help children that have cancer.

Yesterday, we rode ten miles and raised thousands for the JohnnyKicksCancer roll-a-thon hosted by Alex Midler with so many good people yesterday in Venice Beach.

As we did last year, we reunited in Venice Beach, Ca with Alex Midler, Etnies and Deluxe Distribution friends, and many other supporters to roll ten miles and raise money for a great cause.

Still dealing with an internal bleeding injury in my spine from a recent skateboard accident, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to push my board one mile, let alone ten. But it felt good, great actually. And while my day was filled with fun and laughs with so many friends doing good things, I kept in mind Johnny Romano and children like him who need our help. Johnny was diagnosed with leukemia at age seven and battled for three years, until he fell into a coma one afternoon and passed away a few hours later. He loved skateboarding just like our boys do, just like we do.

Proud is an understatement of how it feels to watch my son and his fellow skater buddies push ten miles to support this cause, as they do with many others causes (The A.Skate Foundation benefitting autism, Grind for Live benefitting cancer, and many more).

Big thanks to Alex Midler and his family for hosting the event. Looking forward to pushing in the next one!

Find out more about Johnny Kicks Cancer here

Good People doing Great Things...


Eric Hendrikx, Stone Hendrikx, Conner Norris, Gage Boyle, Nate Alton, Travis Harrison, Rick Boyle, Kaleb Kamakura

1 in 91 Art Show Benefitting Autism
Friday, October 5th, 2012

On Saturday April 21, I participated in the “1 in 91” Art Show to support the A.skate Foundation at the ARTery Gallery in Costa Mesa. The event included an art and photography auction benefit that helped raise money for children with autism. The artists included Chris Ortiz, Arto Saari, Christian Hosoi, Kenny Anderson, Greg Hunt, Chad Cardoza, Amos Oaks, Jeremy Wray and many more.


The event, stacked with live music, food and drinks, sponsored by Vans, Skateboarder Magazine, Vitamin Water and Ambig Clothing, was a tremendous success. And I’m proud to say that the five framed prints that I contributed all sold to generous supporters.


About A.skate Foundation:


Founded by Crys Worley, the A.skate Foundation is a non-profit that allows children with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding. They hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry. Five years ago 1:150 children were diagnosed with autism. Today 1:91 children are diagnosed with autism, 1:58 of those being boys according to the statistics on http://www.tacanow.org/. For more information about A.skate Foundation please visit http://askate.org/.