Supporting families through endurance events!
Inheritance of Hope has partnered with Dalzell Coaching. While the partnership will be an incredible asset to our Team IOH athletes, there’s more to the story. Meet Derek Dalzell…
Growing up as a child without a parent is without a doubt the hardest thing that I’ve encountered in my short life. At the age of 10, I lost my father, who was my best friend. I went through most of my childhood feeling like
Almost 370 participants, over 100 volunteers, HUGE community support and God's smile ... the Inheritance of Hope 2013 Legacy Run 15K, 5K and Kids' 1/2 Mile Fun Run took place on April 27, 2013. Gathering at Brevard College, Brevard, NC, for festivities and the start and finish - it was a great time for all!
Anna contacted me last January. She said she was interested in running the Disneyland Half Marathon, September 2, 2012 to support Inheritance of Hope. Team IOH does not participate as a team in the Disneyland Half but Anna still wanted to raise funds and run the race for IOH families! Throughout the year, many runners do the same. They run halfs, marathons, mud runs, tris, and 5ks as individual runners. It's their way of running beside and supporting the families that Inheritance of Hope serves. Thank you, Anna, for sharing this wonderful story ... and thank you for raising over $1500! ~Lisa
Submitted by Anna Pasquarella
As a member of a family living with cancer, I know how easy it can be to get overwhelmed. That was why I chose to run for Inheritance of Hope; because I’ve been there, and because I felt that a cause that could make the process easier for someone else was absolutely worth working for.
Today we pause to honor the memory of our friend Gerry Moors. Gerry, of Pine Bush, NY, died on August 25 at the age of 78. He had been diagnosed with mesothelioma lung cancer in September 2009. Along with his wife, Joan, and his daughter, Maryalice, Gerry organized the Gerry Moors Golf Outing at Winding Hills Golf Course in Montgomery, NY, beginning in 2010. Inheritance of Hope was the sole benefactor of those efforts, which raised over $34,000 in support of young families facing a parent's life-threatening illness.
Gerry will be remembered as a generous and caring friend. Maryalice said the following about his support of Inheritance of Hope:
Fundraising can be scary ... and can be overwhelming for some of us. And these feelings can lead to putting off getting started. I know, because I've been there. But, I've learned that fundraising isn't so hard or scary, and can even be invigorating.
"If you run without any reason, you are just chasing the wind." - Wesley Korir, 2012 Boston Marathon winner
So, how do I get started fundraising??
Inheritance of Hope will be celebrating its 5th birthday next Monday, May 21st! I have watched the growth of Inheritance of Hope and its subsequent outreach to 99 families since its inception in 2007. I have watched my friends, Deric and Kristen Milligan, Inheritance of Hope founders, take up the challenge to live vibrantly after a diagnosis that would send most of us staggering.