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|A great moment for us; our interpretation of Stairway to Heaven! |
|Dear Family and Friends,|
The support and kindness we have received from you during this year of our greatest distress is more than we could ever have imagined. Your prayers, hugs, kind words, and remembrances of Halle have kept us buoyed through our lowest moments. Grayson and I would also like to thank you for all of the meals you have provided us. For this and all that you have done, we are so grateful.
Halle’s absence is always present in our lives, yet we always feel her presence. We are sad to be without her yet grateful to have been part of her life. Her example and advice continue to propel us forward and we are living now to honor her every day in every way we can.
To this end, we have signed up to participate in The Great Floridian Ironman Race in Clermont, Florida, October 18. It will be a race of endurance and a race of remembrance and we are using it as a fund-raiser to support the Foundation for Women’s Cancers. We want to do our part to support research, education, and patient care for women affected by these “below the belt” diseases. We are doing this in memory of Halle and for all women affected by these diseases.
We know what Halle’s response to doing an Ironman would be: “Are you crazy?” And we know what her response would be to doing it for her. She would say, “Don’t do it for me, but yes, do it for our daughters and granddaughters.” And so we will.
We have been doing our “pre-training” work already and serious training begins in March and lasts through the summer months all the way to October 18. When the training gets hard, we have great motivation to endure and persist.
If you would like to help us with our fund-raising we would again be grateful. It is our intention to match cumulative donations, up to $50,000.00, to help prevent and cure these diseases. Your contribution will honor Halle and help us do that.
Rich and Gray