Chase McGowen's
Transplant and Medical Information Web Site

 

Fund Raising Campaigns

What an amazing group of young people we have attending McNeil High school. This brought tears to my eyes! Chase does plan to attend. -Carol

McNeil Student Council would like to invite you to the Courtyard Concert benefiting Chase McGowen.
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

Sunday, 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

Letter 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!
Kim Zimmermann
kimzimruns@msn.com

Letter from Carol on The Race for Chase:

WE 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

Thursday, January 8, 2004
I RACE FOR CHASE!

Please 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!)
You may send checks to support Chase's recovery to:
Chase McGowen Medical Assistance Fund
C/O Sherry McGowen Nelson
4713 HWY 6 South #140
Missouri City, TX 77459
$26.20 is the amount to send for a $1/ mile contribution.
What: Houston's Marathon (26.2 miles)
When: Sunday, January 18th, 7 a.m.
Where: Start and finish at GRB Convention Center
Why: Because Chase asked Aunt Kim to run! Insurance money is depleted and ongoing care is very expensive!

See 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.

Friday, November 14, 2003
Friends of Chase Run Marathon

Friends 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!!!

Kristel's Letter and the Donation Forms

Update: Friday November 14
"Lipstick for Life" Extended!

Mary 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 www.marykay.com/shannonbriggs

Saturday, October 4, 2003 -
"Lipstick 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

Friday November 7: Charity Golf Tournament Big Success! See the photos

Friday, August 1, 2003 - Announcement: The Chase McGowen Charity Golf Tournamentgolf tourney

The 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 Web Site.


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!


Sunday, July 27, 2003 - Neighborhood Art Fair Fund-raiser

"The 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

 

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Fundraising Campaigns

5K Race for Chase
January 2005

Lipstick for Life

The Chase McGowen Charity Golf Tournament

Neighborhood Art Fair Fund-raiser (see the photos)


Updates From the Family