August 30, 2010
August 28, 2010
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August 22, 2010
This message includes important information about picking up your T-shirts and Race Day information.
As team captain, I am picking up all the Head for the Cure t-shirts. You DO NOT need to go to Ward Parkway Mall, as stated on the Head for the Cure website.
With a generous donation from a friend, we're having a Pre-Race Happy Hour on Friday evening, August 27th, from 5pm - 7pm at the Zen Zone, in Lee's Summit,Mo. This is an opportunity for you to pick up your t-shirts, have a drink and some appetizers if you have time, and hopefully say hello to Lindsey (providing she feels up to being out). If your t-shirts have not been paid for, please plan on paying when you pick up. While I received a generous donation from a sponsor for t-shirts, the screen printing was not free.
Pre-Race Happy Hour Details
Location: Zen Zone
413 Northwest Murray Road
The Zen Zone is located off of Murray road (you can see it from 350 highway) between Chipman Road and 3rd Street, It's across the street from the John Knox Pavilion, and in the same parking lot as the John Knox Thrift Store. While you're picking up your t-shirts and visiting, check-out the classes offered at the ZenZone. I personally love the Pilate's, Hot Yoga, and Power Core Yoga offerings.
If you are unable to make it Friday night, other t-shirt pick-up options are listed below:
* Pick-up Saturday morning, August 28th, at the Zen Zone between 9:30 and 10:30.
* Pick-up at the Race - I will only bring the t-shirts for those walking. Non-race participants will need to make other arrangements to get the t-shirts from me.
Race Day Information
We'll meet at the Head for the Cure Team Village. The Team Village will be located on the northeast side of Building 40 in the parking lot and extending onto the grassy median between the race course and the port-a-potties.
Meeting time: 7:30am - for Team Pictures!!!
Location: Team Village - Look for the Team Lace Up for Lindz poster which will stake out our team meeting spot. And... of course look for all the Purple T-shirts! We'll also have a bouquet of pink and purple helium filled balloons to mark our area. The team picture will be taken by the village, in front of a large banner that will be provided as a back-drop. Head for the Cure will have a photographer to take pictures. I'm sure we'll have others taking pictures also.
Parking: I've been reassured that there is plenty of parking at Corporate Woods. Please plan plenty of time to park, and walk to the team meeting spot. (Bob and I will be there by 6am to mark our spot so if you happen to arrive early, we'll be there!)
For team members who plan to walk and aren't concerned with being timed, you will line up for a parade that will start out of the Team Village area after the start of the 5k. Walkers will exit the Team Village through a special archway onto the course a few minutes after the race starts and the runners wishing to be timed are already on the course.
I think that covers the details. If you have questions, please send me a message or give me a call. My cell number is 816-868-3118.
One step at a time, we will help find a cure for this awful disease. Thank you again for your support!
All the best to you...
Sandy and Bob Morris
August 20, 2010
Each year brain cancer patients are honored with a special Head for the Cure Keeping the Faith award. Their journeys, courage, strength, will and faith are an inspiration.
Each year at the 5k Run and Walk event, additional Keeping the Faith recipients will be honored. For the future, please feel free to nominate a deserving individual who exemplifies the above attributes and whose battle against brain cancer can inspire others with the disease.
Submit a brief information about your Keeping the Faith nominee and the reason you believe the nominee is deserving. Please send the nomination to:
Head for the Cure
250 Richards Road
Kansas City, MO 64116
The nomination can be emailed. A picture would also be beneficial.
If you have signed up to participate in the race, or ordered a shirt, additional information about t-shirt pick-up and race information will be posted on the Blob by Sunday. Stay tuned!
August 16, 2010
August 09, 2010
Hannah has been a blessing all summer. She has helped with Lindsey; helped around the house; and in every case simply just did what needed to be done without me needing to ask. I will miss her. She will miss us. She will miss her friends and her support group here in KC. Thank goodness for technology... Facebook, Skype, text, etc makes it easier to be far apart.
School will keep her very busy as she has been accepted into the Neely Fellows Program at TCU. Only 30 students a year are accepted and the program is rigorous, with a purpose to educate and develop students of extraordinary potential with both curricular and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities. Yes, we are very proud of her. She had a great first year and continues to just amaze us with her work. Staying busy is good right now. Between school work, and sorority life, she will have little time to think about anything else (umm.. except maybe her friend at MU.)
I love these photos of Hannah and Lindsey in the pool, taken just this past weekend. Again, an example of Hannah's helpful nature.
Please pray for a safe trip to Fort Worth and for a good week at home. We have a few friends helping with Lindsey during the week and with meals while I'm out of town. Thank goodness for friends and family. We are truly blessed.
Race update - I just heard from Head for the Cure that we may have one of the largest teams! THAT IS AMAZING!!! So far 152 people are signed up for the Lace Up for Lindz team. Thank you for your support! While it's to late to order the Lace Up for Lindz t-shirts, it's not to late to sign up for the team! The support of Lindsey's friends, associates from work, school, etc has simply been tremendous. Thank you.