Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jogging for a GREAT CAUSE....

I need your help to spread the word about this event...

Coming up is a fun-run/walk at Jetton Park.  The event is fun, but the cause is serious.  In fact, it's heartbreaking.  I can't really do it justice, so here is some text that I've pulled:
The Kiffors, Jen, 25, a nursing school graduate, and Zack, a long time school age teacher at Gateway Academy and their 9 week old baby, Julian, are in the midst of a horrible family tragedy. The Lake Norman community is organizing to help them. 
Last December, Jen finished nursing school. She was hired by CMC Main in Charlotte and was supposed to start mid March, after giving birth to their son, Julian, in February 2011. However, when Jen’s “after pregnancy sicknesses” didn’t get better, she was diagnosed with a very rare cancer, Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Kidney, which has sadly spread throughout her body. PNET is so rare that there is no cure. Jen has begun chemotherapy and is in the care of oncology doctors at Duke Medical Center.
From what I can tell, this event is meant to help their son Julian, with future costs of life / education. These are good people who have been dealt some of the worst cards ever. So, please join me, and hundreds of others, by participating in this event and helping a worthy and local cause.

Here's a link to the PFD poster: