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Friends of Chase Run the Rock and Roll Arizona 1/2 Marathon

 

Friday, November 14, 2003 - 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!!!

Letter From Kristel:
Dear Friends and Family, On Jan 11, 2004, a group of friends 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. Chase, who is now 12, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) as a young toddler. CF is an illness that affects more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. It can be mild or severe and it affects the lungs, plugging them with mucus than often makes breathing difficult. Children with CF have coughs that never go away. When the disease gets bad enough, the ONLY solution is a lung transplant. Chase is currently #1 on the lung/liver transplant list. He and his family live in our community and we want to help them. He is temporarily living in Houston waiting for a suitable donor. The short version of this story is that the McGowens need help and we want to do what we can. You can learn all about Chase and his family at www.helpingchase.com . We are asking for your prayers and support for this boy and his family. If you are able to contribute to this wonderful family to help relieve the medical expenses that will soon no longer be covered by insurance, then please use the enclosed envelope and make your donation payable to The Chase McGowen Medical Assistance Fund. ANY amount will help!! It all adds up!! Thanks for your support and willingness to help!!! Your generosity will not go un-noticed!! Sincerely, Kristel Cronin PS You are all welcome to come and run with us!!! PS (again) PLEASE pass this email on to anyone who might be interested in helping the McGowen family!!

DONOR FORM FOR KRISTEL CRONIN
Yes! Count me in! I would like to contribute to Kristel's marathon campaign in support of Chase McGowen and his family. (Please check the appropriate contribution below)

Send your donations to:
Kristel Cronin, 9916 Majorca Drive, Austin TX 78717

  • $6.60 'This will get her halfway there' Donation
  • $10.00 'The number of years it took Kristel to decide to run this far' Donation
  • $13.10 'A Buck-A-Mile - That's not too bad' Donation
  • $35.00 'We haven't heard from her in years, and now all she wants is money' Donation
  • $50.00 'Basic Training did some good after all!' Donation
  • $75.00 'We realize that Kristel's daily schedule may seem like an endurance event, but let's see how she handles 13.1 miles!' Donation
  • $100.00 'I just survived the holidays and now I need to de-stress' Donation
  • $200.00 'She is my only middle child' Donation
  • $500.00 'Does she really know how far 13.1 miles is?' Donation
  • $5000 'My company just went public, and I am trying to avoid personal gains tax' Donation
  • $_____ 'Fill-In-The-Blank' Donation
  • ______ Instead, I will keep Kristel and Chase in my thoughts and prayers.
  • __ YES, My company will match this donation (Please attach necessary paperwork). Please make your check payable to The Chase McGowen Medical Assistance Fund and mail it back to me by January 1, 2004. If that isn't possible, I will gladly accept your donations after that date.

    Name: _________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________
    City, State, Zip: _________________________________________________
    Email: _________________________________________________________
    (Please provide your email address if you wish to receive updates!) Tax deductible contributions can be made through The Chase McGowen Restricted Fund for Lung Transplant Assistance at the www.transplantfund.org web site. Just click on 'How to Contribute'. Credit cards may be used at this site. If you choose this option please let us know your contribution amount. Check Out Chase's Web Site -- http://www.helpingchase.com/ Thank You For Your Generosity!
 

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Letter From Kristel

Donor Form for Kristel's Run

 


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