Shelley and Ashley wrote -
My sis and I are continually looking for ways to celebrate our mother and her memory. Linda Buettner was an amazing mother, wife, sister, friend, artist and a generous contributor to her community. One of her greatest passions was giving to others which is why she helped create the Gift of Hope Cancer Foundation along with her friends, Sharon Ott and Barb Mohrman.
The foundation continues to provide financial assistance to help pay for expenses cancer survivors and their families may not otherwise be able to afford including medications, medical equipment, reimbursement for mileage associated with treatment, and insurance premiums.
One of their first fundraisers was in the form of a cookbook – an amazing gift considering our mother’s culinary talents, but we are trying a slightly different, ahem...course (pardon the pun) to help raise money for this amazing foundation!
What: Fundraising for Gift of Hope via an Extreme 5K Run with 12 obstacles (many of which are muddy and/or involve open water)
When: October 20th (it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!)
Where: Papillion (Omaha), NE. yes, feel free to come cheer us on, throw things, roll down the slip and slide
Why: Raise $ for a good cause! And, we’re just a little bit crazy…
How: YOU can donate ANY amount directly to the Gift of Hope Foundation through this webpage (even a $1 contribution is appreciated!).
If you REALLY want to make this interesting, we invite you to challenge us by making a pledge for any obstacle that sounds particularly difficult (click for obstacle descriptions) If we complete that obstacle - you make the pre-pledged contribution!
Let's have some fun and do some good :)
Shelley and Ashley