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A 70th birthday is a significant breakthrough called a platinum jubilee.

70 Years

The secret is out. Bob’s 70th is May 18th.

Is 70 old? What do you think?

What if all the accomplishments, experiences, and wisdom gained over 70 years came together to do something significant?

Bob has a crazy idea to raise money on his platinum b-day to help some new friends.


In a world of overwhelming needs where do you start? And what difference can one perssn make?

 A girl stands on the beach, where hundreds of starfish have been swept up by the waves and stranded there to die. She’s throwing the starfish back in the water, one by one, so they can survive.

 A grownup watches her for a minute from up on the boardwalk, and then yells down, “You can’t possibly throw all those starfish back in the water. You could stand there all night throwing starfish — it won’t matter.”

 The girl looks around, throws another starfish into the water, and says, “It matters to this one.”

This one, Ukraine, is a place that our family wants to make a difference. Bob was there in December 2023 and taking holidays to back in April 2024.

Ukraine is wide open to God. There is an incredible opportunity to be a compassionate influence in the lives of the next generation of Ukrainians.

Would you be a starthrower for Ukraine?



What if someone took it upon themselves to gather a team in their community and host an event that would inspire others to get involved?

And what if that event involved exercise and fun? Maybe even food.

Do you think Bob could run 10km at his age, given that he has not run further than 4km at one time in the last six years?

Could you run, walk or cycle? Or organize? Donate? Recruit others to participate?

Or all of the above?

What if we could raise $50,000 for work in a nation, desperate to win a war they did not start but want to finish?

Jocelyn is willing to throw a starfish in the ocean for Bob’s platinum b-day.

Would you be a StarThrower in 2024? You can start by donating at Loads of Love. Choose the box WRR Ukraine Jones. All donations will be receipted. Thank you.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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