an amazing group of young people we have attending McNeil High school. This brought
tears to my eyes! Chase does plan to attend. -Carol
Student Council would like to invite you to the Courtyard Concert benefiting Chase
Bands featured include :
-This Side Up (Michael Blackmon,
Kyle Hughes, Chris Brown, Craig Dacy)
-El Torcho Torcho (Daniel Hatcher, Brian
Steele, Kyle Ramirez, Steven Rodriguez)
-Omega Red (Aaron Self, Brad East,
Ben Strickland, Ben Pinali, Tyler Richards).
Date: Friday, March 5th Time:
6:30pm Location: Courtyard (Cafeteria if it rains) Admission: $2 + School ID**Concessions
available** >>spread the word
February 15, 2004
Good update news on Kim's "I Race For Chase" fundraiser.
The total it at $9700.00 "A special word of thanks to all of the amazing
people who have contributed. It totally rocks my world to see how God has provided
and blessed us by placing these wonderful people in our midst.", Carol
From Kim after the Houston Marathon:
Sunday January 18, 2004
Hello to one and all!! I ran this chilly, windy morning in the Houston Marathon....all
to honor Chase McGowen! I do wish you could have seen me. My best 'training and
preparation' for this run included writing WWW.helpingchase.com on the front and
back of both shirts I wore, as well as writing all over the happy face balloon
I ran with. I also wrote the dollar amount I have received in checks and pledged......
as of this morning..... $225 / mile! This could not have been done without each
and everyone of you. Your kind heart that have offered prayers, love and support,
have carried Chase so far in the days post transplant. The family and I thank
you so much for all you have done and continue to do. Chase is a wonderful kid
who really motivates all who know him. Arriving at the GRB Convention Center at
5:40 am, people started asking me about Chase! It was a joy and blessing to share
his story with so many. For many hours to follow, I talked of Chase, yelled his
website to thousands, and prayed for his daily battle with each step I took! I
find running to be a natural metaphor for life. As the going got tough...which
for me it really did today, I prayed for the strength, courage and determination
that Chase is sure to need in the days ahead. He is so strong, and the God we
serve is the wind beneath his wings. After 3 hours and 43 minutes of telling everyone
along the way about our hero Chase, my 'work' for the day was done. ( Not a personal
record, by far, but the most meaningful run of my life!) I had the opportunity
to share the fundraising story with Fox news after the run. It is you who made
the fundraising efforts such a success! Chase's battle continues, he has a lung
biopsy at 10 am Monday. Pray that his little body is accepting the organs. In
all these things and more, we trust God with the outcome! His faithfulness sustains
us day by day! Again, we all thank you for your pledge of support. If you have
not yet mailed in your check, you may send it to : Chase McGowen Medical Assistance
Fund C/O Sherry McGowen Nelson 4713 HWY 6 South #140 Missouri City, TX 77459 If
you would forward this update and letter of thanks to all you had sent the original
email to, I would so appreciate it! Run with confidence the race that has been
set before you!
from Carol on The Race for Chase:
WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE I RACE FOR CHASE FUNDRAISER WE
ARE AMAZED AT THE RESPONSE - $7000.00 AND COUNTING. TO THINK THAT KIM REGISTERED
TO RUN JUST SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE WE LEARNED THAT CHASE WAS ABOUT TO GET HIS CHANCE
AT NEW LIFE. WE HAVE BEEN TRULY BLESSED BY THE AMAZING PEOPLE GOD HAS BROUGHT
INTO OUR LIVES IN THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS. WITHOUT THE CONTINUAL PRAYERS, LOVE
AND SUPPORT WE SURLEY WOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR. PLEASE KNOW WE TRULY APPRECIATE
THE MANY BLESSINGS GOD HAS BROUTHT OUR WAY. CHASE IS DOING WELL. WE STILL HAVE
A LONG ROAD AHEAD WITH MANY HOURS TO BE SPENT AT TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL EACH
WEEK BUT ...WE DO SEE A LIGHT AT THE END. PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS!
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU, CAROL MCGOWEN AND THE ENTIRE MCGOWEN FAMILY
January 8, 2004
RACE FOR CHASE!
Help Chase McGowen continue his recovery from a double lung and liver transplant
just days ago.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Pledge $1.00
/ mile (or more) to encourage his Aunt Kim to run the Houston Marathon as a fundraiser
in his honor. (Despite little sleep and lack of time for training....other than
sleep walking in the halls of Texas Children's Hospital!)
may send checks to support Chase's recovery to:
Chase McGowen Medical Assistance
C/O Sherry McGowen Nelson
4713 HWY 6 South #140
$26.20 is the amount to send for a $1/ mile contribution.
Houston's Marathon (26.2 miles)
Sunday, January 18th, 7 a.m.
Where: Start and
finish at GRB Convention Center
Chase asked Aunt Kim to run! Insurance money is depleted and ongoing care is very
our story on WWW.HELPINGCHASE.COM Please support our efforts with financial support,
with your prayers, by encouraging ALL you know to contribute to help Chase, and
join thousands of spectators at 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 18 to cheer the runners.
November 14, 2003
of Chase Run Marathon
of Chase will run the Rock and Roll Arizona 1/2 Marathon! Help Kristel, Lisa,
Deanna, Christine, Patti, and Beth with a fundraising donation. On
Jan 11, 2004, Beth, Lisa, Deanna, Christine, Pattie, and I will be heading to
Phoenix, AZ to run the First Annual Rock and Roll ˝ Marathon (www.rnraz)!!!
That is a bit over 13 miles --- a pretty good distance! For those of you who know
me well, you know I am NOT a runner. I've been convinced, however (thanks Ruth,
Paul and Beth), that if I train consistently, I should be able to finish the race!!!!!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! To make this race more meaningful, we have decided to run
the race in honor of a young boy - Chase McGowen…………please read on!!!
Letter and the Donation Forms
Friday November 14
for Life" Extended!
Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Shannon Briggs continues with her "Lipstick
for Life" fund-raiser. All profits from her Mary Kay lipstick sales will be donated
to Chase McGowen's medical needs. You may place an order online at
October 4, 2003 -
for Life" Extended!Mary
Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Shannon Briggs has launched her "Lipstick
for Life" fund-raiser. All profits from her Mary Kay lipstick sales
during the month of
September (Extended due to demand)
October 2003 will be donated to Chase McGowen's medical needs. You may place an
order online at www.marykay.com/shannonbriggs
November 7: Charity Golf Tournament Big Success! See the photos
August 1, 2003 - Announcement:
The Chase McGowen
Charity Golf TournamentThe
Chase McGowen Charity Scramble is scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2003 at the
Teravista Golf Club in Round Rock, Texas. A complete description with online Entry
Form, links to the course, and tons of other information is available at the Tournament
You can help us through sponsorship, donations, and or participation in this first
annual fund-raising golf event. Sponsorships are available for golf shirts, caps,
flags, tees, greens, carts, registration, t-shirts, awards banquet, etc. Tom
Graf is the Tournament Coordinator. Thank You!
July 27, 2003 - Neighborhood
Art Fair Fund-raiser
wonderful kids in our neighborhood (and their parents) raised over $700 for Chase.
The artwork sold was made by the children. What a talented group of young people!
Thank you so much for all your love and support! We miss you!!!- Carol
Race for Chase
Chase McGowen Charity Golf Tournament
Art Fair Fund-raiser (see the photos)