Greetings from Banana Man... I’m the guy running around Cincinnati, Ohio in a banana suit for Team for Kids. While it's just one part of my fundraising efforts, it's definitely the most fun! When I signed up to run the 2013 ING New York City Marathon with TFK, my first step was to create a blog that told my story of just how goofy I can be. Creating and managing NYCwithAndy.org has been an awesome experience! I've partnered my blog with a Face book page others can instantly "Like," post on, and share with their colleagues/friends.
The banana suit idea originated as one of my funnier coupon offerings (to train in a banana suit), but quickly morphed into a way to promote NYCwithAndy.org. I created some business cards, and hand them out to anyone interested along my run. People laugh, honk, scream, wave, high-five, and more often than not ask, "Why?" This gives me an opportunity to tell them about TFK, a little of my own story, and to visit my blog. It's all well received... who wouldn't laugh and be curious about a banana huffing and puffing down the road?