Human Etch-A-Sketch

Results are in! 

It was a close call between City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst and Grinnell but Indianola pulled in first! This means that Rik, the Humanetchasketch, will run the words LifeServe in Indianola. Thank you to everyone who came out and donated.

You can run with Rik too! Find details on the run here:

lifeserve etchasketch

Rik Zortman, the #humanetchasketch, is proud to support blood donation by running the word LifeServe through either Indianola or Grinnell! 

LifeServe will be tracking blood donations in both communities through the first quarter. The community that brings in the most blood donations will get to join Rik as he runs and sketches the word LifeServe through the winning community

Donate at one of these upcoming community drives to show your support and vote for your town!


Grinnell Community
Blood Drives

  • January 4th
  • February 8th
  • February 17th
  • March 8th
  • March 17th


Indianola Community
Blood Drives

  • January 7th
  • January 8th
  • February 4th
  • February 5th
  • March 5th
  • March 11th

My name is Rik Zortman & I am the #humanetchasketch. I run & use GPS to sketch names primarily of children fighting cancer. After my son passed away in 2009, I decided that I would honor my son by running. I keep his spirit alive within me. I have run at least one name in all 99 Iowa counties. I have run 3 marathons, 36 half marathons and countless other races. I am known as the #humanetchasketch and I use GPS to sketch names of those that are fighting childhood cancer.

[Human etch a sketch sample