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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Free to Breathe 5k- Consider a Donation

This post is off topic, but important to our family.

My wife Lydia has, within the past year, developed a love for running. She's been to many races now, and trains religiously. A few months ago, her wonderful Aunt Doreen sadly passed away from Lung Cancer, and it was a trying experience for her whole family. Now, Lydia is running a 5k that is a fundraising event for Lung Cancer Research. She's reached her modest fundraising goal of $100, but I'd really like to show her some support. WWPD doesn't ask for much, and I make it a point to not try to push things on our subscribers and listeners- but I ask that if you at all enjoy our blog and/or our podcast, that you consider a small donation for her efforts. It's something my immediate family holds near and dear, and so I hope my extended gaming family would be willing to embrace it as well!

If you'd like to make a donation to Lydia's efforts, you can visit this link: http://participate.freetobreathe.org/site/TR/RunWalk/General?px=1311342&pg=personal&fr_id=1370.

The race is this Saturday. Thanks to everyone in advance!

17 comments:

Johnnyutah said...

I lost a grandfather to lung cancer myself 15 years ago. I couldn't think of a better cause to donate to. Good Luck with the race Lydia!

Cheers,
Matt Lehman

indierockclimber said...

Thanks very much- I know she'll appreciate it :) She just texted me asking who you and Duncan were. Pretty sure we've made her day :)

Duncan said...

It is a very good cause and I really need things to psyche myself up to start running again!

indierockclimber said...

Thanks Duncan!

AKCraig said...

way to go nothing better than running for a good cause. my wife is also a big time runner.

indierockclimber said...

Thanks Craig- it's appreciated!

Neal said...

Done!

My mother is currently in stage IV lung cancer. This is very dear to my family also.

indierockclimber said...

wow, Neal. what can I say? That is so incredibly generous of you! I am very sorry to hear about your mother :( Our hearts go out to you and your family. Again, you have truly blown us all away with your generosity, thank you.

Neal said...

I knew I should have gone anonymous... :)

The "good" that came from me not going to Cold Wars. It's only mini-money and I have enough of them currently.

Lydia said...

I am touched everyone! I thank you all for the donations, it means a lot and is going for a great cause.
I will run hard on Saturday for all of you and the loved ones you have lost.
I hope one day we won't lose our loved ones to things like cancer, but in the mean time I will run for those who cannot.

Me, my family, and all of the patients I help take care of with Pulmonary Assoc thank you.
<3<3<3<3

Basecoat101 said...

Done. Good luck and enjoy your race Lydia.

Duncan said...

Good luck with your run Lydia!

J. said...
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J. said...

I kicked in some money. My grandfather on my mother's side died of lung cancer before I was even born. He fought in World War II by serving in the British merchant Navy, including taking part in the Arctic Convoys.

Thanks for the great show WWPD, and good luck Lydia.

jmilesr said...

I'm in - good luck with the race and good for you in taking a role to help fight the disease.
Miles

indierockclimber said...

Guys- that is very cool! Miles- thank you so much, that was incredibly generous! You guys all blew her away, she was beaming all day. Excellent work gents!

Thank you so very much.

pudson said...

Kick cancer-butt, Lydia!

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