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Kim Gillikin's Fundraiser:

Team Chad

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Kim Gillikin

THE STORY:

As some of you know and some may not, Chad was diagnosed with prostate cancer this past January. Yes, it was a huge shock especially since he's such a young whippersnapper, ha, well actually he is a little bit younger than the norm for having this cancer.

It's been quite a journey, but God is Great. He embraced Chad and our family to help us deal with this mess and that we did because Auburn baseball season had already begun and we had lots of life things to do. Chad was a trooper and a great patient. He did great with his surgery in February and is recovering remarkably!!! The road hasn't been easy, but Chad has handled it with such grace and fire!  He never complained, never whined and never lost his positive attitude.  He just dug in and has put the ball in the red zone.  I think he's got it from here for the score!  We also owe so much of this recovery to Chad's surgeon, Dr. Scott Tully, the DaVinci robot and the Urology Centers of Alabama. Wow, what a fantastic group of doctors and personnel. They have taken care of us every step of the way.

And this brings me to our fundraiser. Ironic enough, I have been a race director for the Talladega 21000 for the past 4 years. It's a half marathon, 5k and 1 mile fun run held at the Talladega Superspeedway on September 22. September is prostate cancer awareness month and the event benefits the Urology Health Foundation which is through the Urology Centers of Alabama. This awesome organization raises awareness of prostate cancer, provides free screenings and so many other services to under served men in Alabama who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. So, this is crazy that after 4 years of me being involved in this event, Chad is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Life is crazy like that.

I am hoping to raise $500 for the Urology Health Foundation and if you could help I would be most appreciative. I can't run the race for Chad since I'm one of the organizers, but if you could pledge $1 for every mile of the half marathon which totals $13, it will make a difference. And if you want to come out and walk/run one of the events for Team Chad, click here to register.
http://www.active.com/running/talladega-al/talladega-0-half-marathon-5k-lap-around-the-track-and-and-fun-run-walk-honoring-survivors-2013

It's on a Sunday so ,no, it won't interfere with SEC football and if you've never actually walked on the Superspeedway Track, it's quite exciting. The banking at turn one is 33 degrees and it's fun to try and walk up it. Check out the event at www.talladegahalf.com. The post race party is the best with Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q. live music and all the cold beer you can drink!!!

And to all the men who will read this, PLEASE know what your PSA score is. If it's above 2.5 don't panic, but please see a specialist to make sure you are healthy.

Thank you in advance if you decide to donate! I'm so thankful Chad is healthy again and we have many, many years of fun times ahead!!! I love you Chad! 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jill & Andrew Edwards

     

  • Ginger & Joey Azbik

    $25

  • Trent and Suzanne Boozer

     

  • Bill & Carol Maxwell

     

  • Chuck & Becky McPherson

    $25

  • David & Kelly Bannister

    $20

  • Cathy Kulas

    $50

  • Marc Irish

    $20

  • Jeremy & Kristina Hollingsworth

    $50

  • Chris Kahn

    $25

  • Melissa and Tripp

     

  • Marianne Southerland

     

  • Lori Patterson Kirby

    $25

  • Jimmy & Patti Hall

    $25

  • Chris and Tim Garmon

    $125

  • Darryl Lamar

    $13

  • The Daugherty Family

     

  • The Wolfington Family

    $75

  • Jay & Christine Gillikin

    $100

  • Lisa Pass Hyde

    $50

  • Gene & Linda Kulas

     

  • Paul Watts/Electronet

    $150

  • Jack & Cathy Rawls

    $50

  • Curtis Spraitzar

     

  • Jerri Haslem

    $25

  • Stephen Gillikin

    $100

  • Kathy and Russ Tyner

    $25

  • Valerie McLean

    $119

  • John & Libba Suddeth

    $50

  • Challis Gamble

    $25

  • Shelly Williams

    $25

  • Harry Daniel

    $25

  • Joyce Riley & Kim Estell

    $100

  • Mark and Janet Winters

    $25

  • Steve and Donna Frost

     

  • Betsy, Gerard and Meredith Perri

    $25

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163% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,625 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kim Gillikin

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

163% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cathy Rawls

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Betsy, Gerard and Meredith Perri

Betsy, Gerard and Meredith Perri

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Steve and Donna Frost

Steve and Donna Frost

4 years ago

Mark and Janet Winters

Mark and Janet Winters

DONATION: $25

Great cause! Go Chad and Kim! 4 years ago

Joyce Riley & Kim Estell

Joyce Riley & Kim Estell

DONATION: $100

We love you Chad!! Glad you are now a survivor!! 4 years ago

Harry Daniel

Harry Daniel

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Shelly Williams

Shelly Williams

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Challis Gamble

Challis Gamble

DONATION: $25

Stay strong Chad....my dad has been a prostate cancer survivor for 13 years. 4 years ago

John & Libba Suddeth

John & Libba Suddeth

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Valerie McLean

Valerie McLean

DONATION: $119

Love you Chad! 4 years ago

Kathy and Russ Tyner

Kathy and Russ Tyner

DONATION: $25

Go Chad! Love ya both!! 4 years ago