Here's a short background story; I love life, I love MY life, I love the people in my life, and I love all the adventures I have had and will continue to have throughout my life. According to the American Cancer Society people with Stage IV (that's me) Pancreatic Cancer (PC) have a 1% five-year survival rate. WHAT?!?!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! So, you're telling me I have a 1% chance to live 5 years... yeah, I don't like those numbers very much. Now, as much as I love a good challenge, that's not a challenge...that's a manslaughter! UGH.
Ok, so what am I going to do about this? Glad you asked! The only way to make strides on this whole cancer thing is through research, and the only way to do that is by having a ton of money. Here's my thought, our friends and family came to together and helped me and Aaron when we needed it most, now, it is time for us to give back. Even though I'm alive, strong, and healthy a year and a half after my diagnosis, this is not the case for so many with PC... of any stage. This diagnosis is basically a death sentence and I need to make efforts to change that while I'm still strong enough to do so.
So, on July 25th, 2015 join me at the Hortonville Lanes for the most FUN fundraiser ever! The fundraiser will start with a .01k for the novice runner/walker (I know you can run, walk, crawl, push, pull, or any other creative way to move 32 feet) and a 5k for the more hard core runner/walker. There will be a $45.00 minimum amount raised for each event that must be raised to participate. Competitors will be participating in the .01k or 5k and Defenders will not be participating in the .01 or 5k, however; both competitors and Defenders will be raising as much money as they possibly can! And, the more you money raise, the more swag (merchandise) you will receive on race day. I have to work out the incentive program but there will be more on that to come. After the run(s)/walks there will be raffles and silent auctions for you to have a chance to win some sweet stuff! To top off the night there will be Rooftop Jumpers to jam the night away! All of this fun is happening at... that's right - THE HORTONVILLE LANES (on Saturday, July 25th, in case you forgot!)!!!! Lastly, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lustgarten Foundation; I'll be telling you more about them later.
Thank you for your support and interest, it really means the world to me! I look forward to seeing you there!
So proud of you and Jamie
|The Hicks Family|
Andrea's Adventure Presents: Hope Heart & Sole .1k& 5K
So happy to be part of this. Wish we could be there, but will be with you in spirit and prayers.
Happy to support Andrea, this important cause, you and your family. Best of luck with the run!! xo, The McGaver Family
Good luck, guys! Thank you for being so amazing!