In another effort to use our blog for good and not evil, I'd love to introduce you to my friend, Karen. We've been friends with Karen for many, many years now and just think that she is fantastic. Many of you may know Karen too and I'd love to hear anything you have to say about her, since I know that nobody has anything bad to say about her!
Karen works in the high school ministry with us and is unbelievably committed to her group of sophomore girls at our church. I'm inspired by her love, commitment and the influence that she has had on hundreds and hundreds of students throughout the years. She also works full-time as a teacher for autistic students in one of our local elementary schools. I honestly can't tell you how much respect and admiration Gavin and I both have for her. Karen has been a huge advocate for Ovarian Cancer research, has been featured in a handful of newspaper articles and has even traveled to Washington DC recently to share her story and petition for funding and research. She's just plain ol' amazing.
Plus, she's hilarious. I mean, really, really funny.
This January, I'm running a half-marathon with a group of ladies called "Team Karen" in an effort to raise some extra cash for our friend during this difficult time. If any of you feel led to donate to her cause, please let me know and I'll get you all of the info. Any little bit helps!
There is a brand spankin' new facebook page just created for Team Karen 2012 if you'd like to stop by and check it out.
Also, Karen has a blog if you'd like to hear more from her.
Here's a note one of our friends wrote about Karen and "Team Karen" -