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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Can We Climb For You?

My husband works for a large aeronautical company. Every year the company organizes a strictly volunteer fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Climb For Cancer. It is held in February on Phoenix’s South Mountain.

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The company provides T shirts that the participants wear. You are allowed to submit one name to be placed with 1oo’s of other names printed on the back.

In previous years names such as Pop Gunn, Uncle Pete, and Grandma Karen were listed on the back of the shirt.

Last year we climbed for our good friend Ceekay.

Not only is this a fund raiser for cancer research but during the rigorous climb the time is spent reflecting on the person~ sending out positive thoughts and prayers.

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 So it’s time for another climb and we need a name to print on the shirt.

I will put all the names left in the comments into a hat and let Sweet Boy pick one. Please know that even if the name you leave is not selected, we will still pray and send out good thoughts out for everyone.

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Let’s climb!



linda t said...

A life-long family friend in Wisconsin has been fighting cancer for many years. David Olson and I went to school together. Our dairy farms were a mile apart. He has the best attitude and lives each day to the fullest. He even made his first ever trip out west in March of '12. He trusts the Lord Jesus every step of the way. He's had a rough couple months and could use our prayers more than ever. Thanks Laura. And hugs to your amazing guys.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is so awesome that they do this climb!!! How wonderful!!! I would love to have a little girl named Emma be put on the shirt ... she just turned 13 and lives in Australia -- she has been fighting cancer for 3 years and sadly there is nothing else that can be done for her...

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

My friend Rose has a brother that has been battling throat cancer and leukemia. There are no further treatments available but he is living life as best as possible. His name is Mike Hottle. Your hubby is a hero in my eyes for doing this!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What a wonderful thing your family is doing. So many families and close friends suffer through this terrible thing, Hopefully some day there will be a cure for all cancers. My close friend Jill Sullivan is losing her fight. . she has throat cancer for 12 years, it has spread to other vital parts of her body. Prayers are much appreciated. Thank you Laura for all the good you do. You are such a blessing to so many. Hugs, Karie

chris mckinley said...

My cousin Mike Keyes, is preparing to have surgery for a brain tumor. Any extra prayers you can send his way would be appreciated!
Warmly chris

everythingsewing said...

This is so wonderful I would love to throw my name in the hat (nonie)

I say a prayer for you


The Boston Lady said...

Last year I spent a lot of time with two dear friends battling breast cancer. They are both thankfully on the road to recovery, but still face reconstruction this year. I hate to choose one over the other, but I know from being with both of them who had the most challenging time. Please put the name of my good friend, Alice, into the hat. What a wonderful thing to do each year. Ann

Mary Clark said...

Julie is a wife and mother of 5 children, ages 12 and under - about 6 months ago she was diagnosed with colon cancer that had already metastasized to the liver. In spite of intense treatments since then, the cancer continues to spread. Julie and her husband Matt are a strong Christian couple but still this is hard on the family and also their extended family. Matt works at a Christian camp and has ministered to my kids when they were at there. Thank you so much for doing this. Mary

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a beautiful thing to do! I have a friend Ginger that has breast CA. I'd love to let her know that she was being honored in this way!
You are such a beautiful person, Laura!

Lady Dorothy said...

A dear little boy named Munkh Erdene (Munhuush) from Mongolia is at St. Jude's for the second time with a brain tumor. They are dear friends of my daughter. His name means "Eternal Treasure". His story can be read at: Even if his name isn't picked, I would appreciate prayers on his behalf. Thank you!

Jen said...

What a most wonderful cause to be a part of! I don't have a name right now (we've lost three friends from this horrible disease in the last year), but from reading everyone's comments, I have plenty to pray for.

Karen Albert said...

My dear, dear Mother Ruth is battling (valiantly) breast cancer.
She has been here for me even though I should be taking care of her.

I will be having a 4th major surgery im 16 months/ 6 hospital stays. Yet my mother has been much more gracious and accepting than I will ever be. God Bless Her!@

Art by Karena

Myna Kay said...

My cousins wife has melanoma, her name is Susan Smith. She is a fighter!

openid said...

Dear Laura,
I have lost too many family members and friends to cancer. I have read all your comments and will include all these people in my prayers.
May I offer sponsorship to Sweet Boy and Mr Decor?
Your Friend,

Vel Criste said...

What a wonderful gesture Laura - you and your family really have a good heart. Praying for all the names mentioned here in the comments for their swift recovery...:-)

Kelley Dibble said...

Lovely, lovely gesture.

Hubby's nephew Blake, 18, has Burkitt's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph that is highly treatable but always malignant. His attitude and spirit are absolutely remarkable.

Whosever name is on the shirt, I know you'll be climbing for Blake, too. This is just wonderful. Thank you!


TRay said...

Louise, please, Louise.