BENEFITING: Cancer Hope Network, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 12, 2016
As each year passes, Cancer has continued to impact our families, friends and co-workers. After losing my mother to Pancreatic Cancer in 2011, I have felt the pain of losing a loved one. Just recently, In December my wife lost a close friend in Heather Johnson. Heather was a warrior and embodied the spirit of never giving up. My friend Cindy Scott has shown this same tenacity in her 4-year battle with Colon Cancer. For my Mother, Heather and Cindy, I am taking on a challenge to raise $5000 for the Cancer Hope Network while participating in one of the most grueling Obstacle Course Races (OCR) in the world, the World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) on November 12/13, 2016. Over a 24-hour period, I will be fighting the elements in the Las Vegas dessert including 20-40 degree temperature changes, 1600 feet of elevation changes over a 5-mile loop and jumping off a 35-foot cliff into the cold water. I am doing this for others that can’t. For those that wake up each day to fight a relentless disease with more strength than I can ever imagine. My goal is simple...raise $5,000 by November and stay on the course the entire 24hrs. Each lap will be in memory of those we have lost and those that are still fighting like my friend Cindy.
If you want to join me in this pursuit, please donate what you can. All the money raised will go directly to the Cancer Hope Network, I have already paid my entry fee, etc. In remembrance of those who are fighting and those we have lost, I will be carrying a flag on the first lap and planting it on the course. Each time I pass the flag this will be a reminder to keep pushing forward. On the final lap, I will pick the flag up and carry it across the finish. I would ask that with each donation, you provide the name of someone you would like added to that flag that is either fighting against this disease or has passed. Please send the name to email@example.com and I will add their name to the flag.
I'd like to provide a quote from Heather that I think sums up the fight... "Life is to be enjoyed NOW. Tomorrow will wait. Each day is a celebration. Each day is a chance to get a running jump before hitting the slip and slide, a chance to jump in the leaves (or mud), a chance to roll down a hill (or jump off it), a chance to dance in the rain, a chance to take in all of the small things...a chance to recognize the big things. We don't wait until whatever to live. Living happens now. Hope happens NOW!" ~ Heather Davis Johnson