Greetings from the Hess Cancer Foundation!
With spring drawing to a close, we hope that you find
yourself healthy and happy.
First let me deliver some news about me. As you probably
know, in September of 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare type of sarcoma (cancer)
in my chest. I’ve been fighting this cancer for nearly 2 years now, and the
good news is that my last CT scan, which was last week, showed that there was
no evidence of disease. They showed scar tissue but no tumors. Needless to say,
we were all so grateful, hopeful, and happy and I recognize this as a miracle
that God is working in my life. I’m forever grateful to Him.
I also wanted to let you know that on Saturday, June
23rd, RaceTri is hosting the Rock Cliff Triathlon (www.racetri.com/rock-cliff).
The Hess Cancer Foundation has agreed to provide volunteers to this race and in
turn, the partners with RaceTri have agreed to donate a part of the proceeds of
the event to the Hess Cancer Foundation. You can come either on Friday evening
at 6:00 PM, Saturday at 6:00 AM, or you could come on Friday evening, stay the
night at Jordanelle, and help on both of the days. If you’re interested in
helping, please let me know by calling me at 801-520-9755 or send me an email
and I’ll give you all the information you will need. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A
TON OF FUN!
Last but not least, I wanted to let you know about a
contest being hosted by the Hawaiian Ironman. For the first time ever, the
Hawaiian Ironman is allowing 8 people into their race by submitting a short
video that shows how you live the ‘Ironman mantra’, and that ‘Anything is
Possible’, then letting the public vote on the videos – similar to what you see
on American Idol. The people whose videos get the most votes will get to
participate in the Ironman. I sent in a video and I made the first cut, so now
it’s down to 45 participants, which have been divided into 3 groups of 15. Each
group will get 2 weeks of voting. The first group is half-way through the two
weeks of voting, and will finish up next week. That’s when my group begins – on
Tuesday, June 19, I WILL NEED YOUR VOTE! PLEASE VOTE FOR ME! You can’t vote for
me yet, but I hope you will vote for me beginning next week. You can vote as
many times as you like. Get more info about the event and start your voting at www.konainspired.com.
Last of all, the Hess Cancer Foundation has helped
another family – this is the 22nd family so far. There will always be
a need for our services. We hope and pray that, with your help, the Hess Cancer
Foundation will always be a source of comfort for the grieving families who
need us. Check out our website to see many of the kids we’ve helped in the past
Thanks again for your support!
Hess Cancer Foundation