Monday, April 28, 2008

Fast Walkin' Freddy's

It's Relay Time 2008!!!
Our team this year is called The Fast Walkin' Freddy's in memory of and in honor of our Freds. Great-Great-Grandpa Frederick William was a survivor of laryngeal cancer.. He was one of the first people in the capital region to be successful with esophageal speech after laryngectomy. He passed in the winter of 1979. His son, Great Grandpa Frederick Carlisle, lost his battle with prostate cancer in the spring of 1989. His son, my Fred, Grandpa Frederick Armand, was diagnosed with colon cancer just prior to his fiftieth birthday. Fred celebrated five years of being cancer free last June! He is healthy , loving his retirement, and enjoying the company of our grandson Freddy J. We are working hard to make sure that our littlest Fred will grow up in a world free of Cancer and the devastation it causes.We are walking on June 6Th at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Green Island. Last year Relay events in the Capital District raised $1,423,000!!! This money funded 4 local researchers and gave free screenings for the uninsured and under insured in our communities.We ask for your help and continued support in our efforts to find a cure. As in previous years for every $10 you donate you may dedicate a luminaria bag in honor of or in memory of someone you know that has been diagnosed with cancer. Thank you family and friends. We couldn't do it without you. If you wish to make a donation you may donate directly to our Relay Page .

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