Dodging Dandelions – A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance
"You can do nothing, you can dig them out, or you can use chemicals to eliminate them. But chances are, as time goes by, more dandelions will appear." That's what Ron Richards and his wife Sara were told along with the news that her cancer had returned. That analogy grabbed my attention. While I certainly understand the message, I can’t appreciate it being delivered under such circumstances. However, I definitely wanted to learn more about these two and the story of their family that spans more than twenty years of dealing with Sara’s breast cancer.[pullquote]Please know that this is not just a ...
News Alert – See Who Won $25,000 For the Kids
We just got word that Project Fit America has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Lids Foundation that will allow them to provide additional funding for “Fitness in Education” to schools throughout the country. On behalf of all of the children and the institutions who will be receiving a portion of this grant, I want to thank every single person who casted their vote to make this dream a reality. To the Lids Foundation, thank you for providing the funding that will allow for Project Fit America to do the work that they do best. And of course ...
To Those Who Care About Healthy Kids
As we patiently wait to find out whether Project Fit America won the $100,000 grant or one of the $25,000 grants from the Lids Foundation challenge, I started to think about all of those people who dedicate their lives to working with the kids. In this particular context, I am not referring to those in the classrooms but rather those who work to engage the kids in physical activities in order to create physically healthy kids who will become physically healthy adults and although there are so many different groups, I want to acknowledge the physical education teachers.[pullquote]She gives when ...
NEWS ALERT- See Who Could Win $100,000 Grant To Help Kids
NEWS ALERT – PROJECT FIT AMERICA NAMED ONE OF THE 3 FINALISTS IN THE LIDS.ORG CHALLENGE FOR THE $100,000 GRANT THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR VOTES. Project Fit America has been named as one of the top 3 finalists in its bid to receive the grant of $100,000 that will allow them to provide additional funding for “Fitness in Education” to schools throughout the country. We are so grateful to all of you for your votes that has allowed for them to reach this level in the competition. The first place recipients will receive the $100,000 with each of the other ...
Reflections on the Project Fit America Grant Campaign
[flagallery gid=1 skin=sphere_jn] Enjoy this heartwarming gallery of the faces of the kids you've voted for! With just hours left in the voting for Project Fit America in its campaign to win a grant of $100,000 that will allow them to provide additional funding for “Fitness in Education” to schools throughout the country, I find myself reflecting on this adventure. I remember the email that I received from its founder and our friend, Stacey Cook, asking whether my husband Kirk and I might help her as social media ambassadors. You see, she had just learned that they, along with four other nonprofits, ...
It’s Now or Never – Last Week to Vote for the Kids
Imagine that you want your children to become healthier by engaging in more physical activity. Imagine programs for them that assist a child at every level regardless of his or her physical prowess. Imagine all of the kids working together and learning about teamwork and having fun with all of the other kids without judging them. Imagine that your school or school district does not have the money to afford any of the equipment to fulfill these needs for your children. Imagine Project Fit America with funds to help your children! Project Fit America is in the running for a grant ...
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