I read an article Saturday about Joe D’Amico, a Chicago man who is on the tail end of training for the L.A. Marathon while eating only McDonalds for 30 days. Sounds gross and crazy (his wife says he is), but he looks like a pretty fit guy and relatively sane.
He’s not doing it as publicity stunt or a promotion for the burger chain restaurant. He pays for his own McNuggets.
He’s doing it to raise money for charity.
Part of his goal is to donate $1 for every McRunner Facebook fan through March 20 (up to $2,500) to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and raise an additional $2,500 via a separate website. Pretty cool.
When I checked his blog Saturday, he had blown past his $5,000 goal, raising more than $8,500. He still has a week left to go, too.
He says he isn’t deteriorating quite like Morgan Spurlock on “Super Size Me,” smartly staying away from Big Macs and large fries. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that a typical day of meals would include an Egg McMuffin without Canadian bacon, a grilled chicken sandwich without the mayo, a hamburger and some cookies.
What do you think? Could the guy have picked a better (re: healthier) restaurant to frequent? Does it matter where he goes as long as he’s managed rally people to do good in the world?