The support for Patty over the past year has been amazing. From the initial cancer diagnosis, through the mastectomy, through chemotherapy and even today!
Two weeks ago we traveled to our old stomping grounds in the Lake Tahoe and Placerville areas of Northern California. Our first stop was the office Patty retired from a year ago… the El Dorado County Department of Child Support Services. As I said in an earlier post…
“We walked through the security door. People heard Patty’s voice and immediately came to the front of the office and showered her with love, hugs and tears! It was so obvious to me how much these people truly care about her!”
If you’ve followed this blog from early on, you’ll remember these women (and a few men) from that office raising over $600 in Patty’s name for cancer research through the Susan Komen “Pink for the Cure.” I remember both of us being so touched and humbled by their effort! It was amazing!
We have a very close friend named Becky. Patty first met Becky when she went to work for the El Dorado County Dept. of Child Support Services as Becky was her immediate supervisor. Over the years their relationship grew from a boss/subordinate relationship into a very close friendship and beyond!
As you know by now, Patty is in the process of raising money to walk in the Susan Komen 3-day Race for the Cure in November of this year. The entry fee/goal is to raise $2,300.00. Patty just passed 50% of that goal and is sitting somewhere around $1,180.00 raised.
Well, Becky is up to her tricks… she has put together a fundraiser at the office to support Patty in her efforts to participate in the 3-day Race for the Cure. Take a look at the display in the office…
Becky is holding a raffle of a Harry and David gift box of “munchies.”
The drawing will be held on April 20th!
It’s ironic. The Susan Komen website is the first one Patty research when she was diagnosed with cancer. The website was so helpful to her, as well as I. She feels so good to be involved in raising money for this organization and even more so with help from all her friends! Becky told Patty this will be the first of many fund raisers to come!
Becky… Thank you! You’re the best!