Monday, September 8, 2008

Patties for Maddie

Our friends, Neal & Brandi Beamon, are hosting a fundraiser on September 20th during the Countrywood Sales to raise money for "Team Madelyn" and the St. Jude Run/Walk in December. Neal & Brandi's 6-year-old, Madelyn, tiptoed into Heaven in February 2008 after 4 years of battling Neuroblastoma. Maddie received treatments at St. Jude and the Beamons are very grateful for the time St. Jude gave them with their little girl. Maddie was the face of St. Jude/ALSAC's "Thanks and Giving" campaign in 2007 (see pics below). The Beamons are in our LifeGroup at church and we came to know the Beamons when Maddie was 4 years old. We will never forget all the life lessons this little girl taught us! Their little girl & Maddie's little sister, Ella, is big buddies with our Ally. Although we will not be able to attend because of a trip to Hartselle, just wanted to spread the word and am asking you to pass it on to your friends too.

Here's one of the shots of Maddie from St. Jude's "Thanks & Giving" national campaign in 2007

Here's a picture of Madelyn w/some of our LifeGroup kids last year at Halloween. She's the snaggle-tooth kitty in the middle. Oh, did she love to dress up! We miss you Maddie!!!

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