Giving Back: Lily's Run 2016
Here at STARTplanner we try and allocate a number of planners to donate each year for a good cause. We started this company with one mission – to change lives and we know by blessing some individuals it can do just that. Our co-founder, Kristy Dickerson, lives in the same neighborhood as the Anderson family. So when it came time to donate some of our planners, Lily's Run just seemed like the perfect fit. We were able to donate our Legit Planners to all of the winners in each race category.
Here's a little bit about Lily's story...
"In September 2009 Lily was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer that came in the form a large tumor in her abdomen. Lily endured several rounds of chemotherapy, surgeries, a stem cell transplant, radiation, and anti-body therapy. She completed her treatment in October 2010, however in 2012 Lily's family was given the news that her cancer had returned. On December 15, 2012 Lily went to be with Jesus and some of her cancer friends in heaven. During her eleven years on this earth, Lily managed to touch the lives of thousands through her ability to "shine on," even in the toughest of times. (Just visit her Facebook page, which has over 17,000 fans and counting!) One of many ways Lily truly shined, was through her "pay it forward" heart. Lily's Run, an annual 5k hosted by Kingdom Kids Charity, gave Lily the ability to grant wishes to other children that she met during treatment over the course of 3 1/2 years." - Lily's Run
We love donating to causes in our local community, and the icing on the cake is when we have the opportunity to be present and participate in the event in some capacity. Taking a few hours, or a day, or a week, to stop what you are doing and give your time to others is something we should do on a regular basis. It's an eye opener... an awakening... a reminder of what is truly important in life.
It is always nice to get outside, be active, participate in community and support a good cause. Kristy states, "It was apparent Lilly's light is still shining bright, inspiring others to live a 'yes life'!" Something we believe in as well, living a "yes life"!
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