Thursday, October 05, 2006

Cheers for bikers, climbers and runners

Our hearts are truly touched and uplifted as sweet, big-hearted people raise money for the Leukemia Society.
As soon as Kelly Fox, (a counselor at McDonald Jr. High where I used to work), heard about Andrea in November 2005, she signed up to ride a bike from Houston to Shiner, Texas in honor of Andrea.
Now we are going to Flagstaff, Arizona tomorrow to cheer on Brooke Sawyer,one of Andrea's sorority sisters, as she climbs a wall of the Grand Canyon. Some other TCU and high school girlfriends will be there. Andrea will speak at the Leukemia Society dinner, so we are all planning on having a great time.
Two of Andrea's high school friends' moms, Linda Jarnagin Ann Locke, are in training for a run in January 2007.
We are amazed at the energy that goes into each of these events to raise money to help people with leukemia and search for a cure for this awful ailment.
Thank you just does not feel adequate, but each of these ladies know we truly appreciate every step and ache and pain they have while doing so much for others.
Love to all,
Kathy and Andrea


Erin Rucker said...

Grand Canyon here we come!!! I'm so excited...I love you guys!

Anonymous said...

I have completed 2 marathons and 2 bicycle rides for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It is truly a life changing experience and thinking of people like Andrea gets you through. Have you checked into the Light the Night program that the LLS has. In Oklahoma, our walk is on Oct 14th. I will add Andrea's name to our banner with your permission. All
survivor's carry lighted white balloons and team members carry lighted red. It is overwhelming to see all the survivor balloons.

Carolyn Frazier said...

Dear Andrea and Kathy,

This is all such wonderful news. These people are wonderful. I swear if I had one little bone in my body that could climb, ride or run, I would be doing the same thing. And how brave of you to speak at a dinner. I don't think I could do that either. You are my hero. God bless you both as well as everyone else who is doing something in your name and for leukemia.