By Michael Paul of Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
Join Chris4Life in association with the Chris4life Young Professional Board at our 2nd Annual Blue Hope Classic on Tuesday, September 25th at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club at 11:00am to help raise money for the Erica Paul Memorial Fund. The day will be filled with golf, open bar, lunch, BBQ, raffle prizes and a high-end silent auction and a whole lot of FUN!
For you non-golfers or people looking for a great time, we will be having a BBQ Happy Hour from 4:00pm till 7:00pm. It will be held in the Raspberry Falls clubhouse. It will include an all-you-can-eat BBQ, along with other food and an open bar. Tickets are only $40.
The Blue Hope Classic was started two years ago in memory of Erica Gough Paul and to raise money for her Memorial Fund through Chris4Life.Â At the age of 26, Erica was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer.Â Instead of letting the devastating news stop her in her tracks, Erica began her journey of HOPE and activism. Through the many procedures, treatments, and surgeries, she always managed to flash that brilliant, fabulous smile.Â She began sharing her story in the hopes that others would not be stricken with such a terrible disease. Her infectious laugh made everyone and anyone fall in love with her instantly. And as if that wasnâ€™t enough, she was always quick with a kind word, cheer of support, or an out of tune song that managed to help so many people feel better about their livesâ€¦.even as she was battling for her own.
There is not a day that goes by when our hearts donâ€™t break from losing Erica on March 6, 2011 but her legacy will live on and help others in their fight against colon cancer.
Erica Paul Memorial Fund: Will provide much needed financial resources for colorectal cancer patients and their caregivers that are under the age of 50. This program will be part of the Patient Treatment and Care Program of the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, and will be used for transportation, medical expenses, lodging and other expenses related to a colorectal cancer diagnosis.Â Erica Paul fought this disease with life, hope, and courage, and it is with this Fund that we would like to help others through her amazing spirit.
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