Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Komen Race For The Cure

I know this is a little off topic--I feel like it is important enough to warrant this. As many of you know our mother, Linda Richards, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38--she fought the disease and put up with multiple versions of chemotherapy as well as radiation for more than 8 years. In 1996 at the age of 46 our mother went to be with the LORD--thank God for His Grace!

Over the past 10 years I have not really done anything in the way of raising money or helping to support the fight against breast cancer--I am not sure why I haven't, but for one reason or another I refused to get involved. On June 28th of last year, my wife and I were blessed with our third child and first daughter--Linda Lanae Richards. For some reason now I have begun to think about breast cancer in a completely different light--my mother is in the presence of the LORD right now, but this disease keeps affecting women the world over. I now view breast cancer as a disease that could potentially affect my wife or even my daughter, Lindi, and not necessarily a disease that is out of my life forever.

I am running in the 5K race coming up on April 21, 2007--if any of you would like to contribute to the fight against breast cancer feel free to follow this link if you so wish. Thanks for listening to me as I shared my thoughts.

God bless,

Pt Barnum