To the congregation of Hope Chapel,
We are Shelly’s sisters, Carol Bolton and Diane Kalliam. On August 2, 2008, we will be cycling in the Marin Century Ride with Team in Training (TNT) to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Over the years, TNT has raised over $800 million to further the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
While tremendous progress has been made, we are painfully aware that much more needs to be done. We are doing this ride so that one day there will be cures for all blood cancers and that no one will go without treatments.
We will be riding in honor of our beloved brother-in-law and your associate pastor, Kit Lauer. His life has been a blessing and his openness and vulnerability during this time has provided a window into the goodness of his soul and his love for all of us.
We will be riding in honor of our sister, Shelly. Those of you who know her are aware of her goodness and generosity. She is one-of-a-kind and we honor her courage and strength and her dedication to Kit, her family and community.
We will also be riding in honor of the Hope Chapel community. Your prayers and support of Kit and Shelly these past months have truly been examples of how God wants us to be for each other. Your support has allowed Shelly to be with Kit through his treatments and your prayers have sustained them. We are so grateful for all you have done. Each of you will be in our hearts as we do this ride.
We know that many of you have helped Kit and Shelly financially during this time. Please know that we appreciate any donation you can make to our endeavor. No amount is too small or too large. Many people we do not know will benefit from all of our efforts for we are all a part of the family of God. May the Lord continue to bless and sustain your church and all your works.
With love and thanks,
Carol Bolton and Diane Kalliam
NOTE: You can support Carol & Diane in their fundraising efforts by going to http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/marin08/cbolton or click here to download a form.