Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Help Speck Mellencamp Reach His Goal

JenSpeck Mellencamp, the 14-year-old son of Farm Aid founder John Mellencamp, has started a campaign to make his dad healthier. John eats farm fresh food and he exercises, but he smokes too—and not just on the Farm Aid stage. In order to pressure his dad to quit, Speck has started a facebook group called "1,000,000 to join, my dad John Mellencamp will quit smoking." In the past couple weeks, more than 230,000 people have joined and John has already cut back on his smoking.

Join the group and help Speck reach his goal and make sure that Farm Aid has a healthy Mellencamp on our Board of Directors for years to come!

To hear more about Speck's strategy, check out his interview on NPR's Weekend Edition.


  1. Anonymous9:05 PM

    i sure hope that he gets a million!

  2. Honestly I like John, but as a wife of a farmer looking at the possibility of losinging everything; this is a waste of space for the Farm Aid Web site. What is Farm Aid doing to help Farmers. We have been Farming for 37 years and with the economic times I have never heard of how Farm Aid has helped anyone.

  3. Anonymous11:35 AM

    Speck, you are an awesome son! Wanted you to know there is help for the Hopeful! Please let your dad know there is help out there for him. We all want him to have a good quality of life for the rest of his life. 1-800-Quit-Now, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, is a free phone-based counseling service that helps Indiana smokers quit. By Fanning this page, you and your dad can learn helpful tips to quit AND you can support Lorene Sandifur, who lost her husband, Gary, to tobacco and who will be fulfilling her promise to him by running in the upcoming Boston Marathon. Let John know he CAN do it! WE believe in him! This is the greatest gift you can give your dad this Christmas, Speck! Wish every dad had a son like you! Thank you and God bless! Lisa Couch, Gas City, Indiana

  4. Tell John that America needs his voice and if he quits I'll donate my song "Ohio Farm" to Farm Aid but he will have to sing it.