Thursday, March 31, 2011

Muffinquest: a different voice

I've been prattling on and on, day after day, about whatever it is I prattle on about every day, eventually ending up with some pitch to you to donate money to what I refer to as "my" cause. Just for the sake of variety, I thought it would be nice to change things up a little and let you hear from someone else. Dianne Reeger is the team captain of Team Go Go, fellow participants and loyal-but-friendly competition in the Temple Terrace Relay For Life event and the fight against cancer is her cause too. In fact, she's been at it a lot longer than I have. She posted the following on her Facebook page the other day and I am re-posting it here, with her permission...

Dianne's grandfather, the "Go Go"
after whom her team is named.
I'm sad and angry and tired...and frustrated....

by Dianne Reeger
 
In 2-1/2 weeks Team Go Go will be participating in our 8th Relay for Life event. Over the past 8 years we've raised over $100,000 in the fight against this insidious disease. We've won top fundraising team 5 of those years. We've won the Team Spirit award every year but our first year. We've had multiple star supporters and individual top fundraisers. We've had some amazingly kick-ass auction nights. And our friends and family and co-workers continue to amaze us with thier never ending support of our crusade.
But I look at this list...the names of the people that past and present Team Go Go-ers have added to our team shirt...OUR reasons to relay...and I can't stop from crying...OVER 200 names of friends, family, loved ones. Parents and siblings and best friends that we've lost to this stupid f*cking disease. Uncles and cousins and spouses that are fighting back with everything they have...
It's not fair. It pisses me off. And it breaks my heart. In the end I really don't care about winning another trophy, about earning another spirit point, about getting another damn t-shirt. I want people to stop dying. I want the people I love to not have to fight tooth and nail to survive. I want Cancer to go away for good. Enough is enough.
And there's just too many people to tag who are affected by this list like I am...so it's just going on my profile. Share if you wish...

In Memory Of:  ■ Debbie Baker Basler March 2011 ■ Darla Afable ■ Pat “Burnsie” Burns ■ Amanda Older Jan 2011 ■ LaVerne Peyton Oct 2010 ■ Harvey Wolf March 2010 ■ Manuel Gonzalez Feb 2010
■ Minnie Young Oct 2009 ■ Ted “2th Fairy” Baker May 2009 ■ Thomas Bader March 2009 ■ Sandi Skretny Dec 2008 ■ Joanne Tireman Nov 2008 ■ Laureline Evans Nov 2008 ■ Myra Weir Sept 2008 ■ Winston Bishop Sep 2008 ■ John Hill Aug 2008 ■ Osvaldo Luciano Pardo May 2008 ■ Trenda VanHorn Naff April 2008 ■ Mike Gaffney March 2008 ■ Dan Rogers March 2008 ■ Dianne Atchley March 2008 ■ Thomas Bader March 2008 ■ John Brostek Feb 2008 ■ Jim "Shef" "Stroke" Sheffer May 2007 ■ Linda Fancher May 2007 ■ Edward McGowan April 2007 ■ Marty Clance April 2007 ■ Jessica Thomas March 2007 ■ Dotte David Feb 2007 ■ Sheila Young Feb 2007 ■ Joyce Simard Jan 2007 ■ Clara Belle Joyce 2007 ■ Kyle Taylor 2007 ■ Rick Braden 2007 ■ Steve Tebes Dec 2006 ■ Pam Certo Sept 2006 ■ Robin Brewer Aug 2006 ■ Howard Patterson May 2006 ■ James Bauer Apr 2006 ■ John E. Tranquillo March 2006 ■ Kim Sheppard March 2006 ■ Miller H. Wells Jan 2006 ■ Sara Cronin 2006  ■ Gloria Pittard June 2005 ■ William Robarts March 2005 ■ Gary Roush Feb 2005 ■ Lawrence Clark Jan 2005 ■ Dick Speaker Dec 2004 ■ Billy Milligan March 2004 ■ Kathy Barnes Jan 2004 ■ William O'Brien Dec 2003 ■ Sally O'Brien Nov 2003 ■ Ted Casteneda 2003 ■ Curtis Coy Dec 2002 ■ Rose Massari Dec 2002 ■ Della Smith July 2002 ■ Bea Bojar 2002 ■ Bill Milne Oct 2001 ■ Barbara Walsh 2001 ■ Mark Whitehead Jr. Nov 2000 ■ Sandy Warne Sept 2000 ■ Timothy McDowell Aug 2000 ■ Chuck Luther Mar 2000 ■ Dorothea Freeman Feb 2000 ■ Marnie Roush Oct 1999 ■ Sandy Shikora Aug 1999 ■ Walter Lowe June 1999 ■ Cyndee Loll May 1999 ■ Wayne Schofield May 1999 ■ Harold Williams March 1999 ■ Daniel Bent Jan 1999 ■ Sarah Hopp Nov 1998 ■ Robert Fults May 1998 ■ Elizabeth Donaldson Nov 1997 ■ Richard “Pete” Peterson Aug 1996 ■ Marlene Green 1996 ■ MamaRene Aldridge Dec 1995 ■ Mark Whitehead Sr. 1995 ■ Henry Pinnella April 1994 ■ George ■ Jean Carlson Feb 1994 ■ Mary Innes Jan 1994 ■ Chi Gilliland 1994 ■ Jan Richardson Oct 1993 ■ Helen Ortiz 1993 ■ James Rogers Dec 1992
■ Ronald Taylor 1992 ■ Lois Rubin Nov 1991 ■ Benny Sheffer Oct 1991 ■ Alice Trevino June 1991 ■ Frank Carroll Apr 1991 ■ Arminta Mae Flohr Feb 1991 ■ Adonia Morrissette Dec 1990 ■ Jerry Lewis Nov 1990 ■ Joseph Gordon Sept 1990 ■ Bill Depasquale July 1990 ■ Albert Yates Sr. 199? ■ Michael Missildine 1989 ■ James “Rocking Chair” Donaldson August 1988 ■ Robert Woods Jan 1988 ■ Mildred Yates 1988 ■ Della Wendling Dec 1987 ■ William Travis Oct 1986 ■ Jack Jacunksi July 1986 ■ Robert Freeman Apr 1985 ■ Diane Padro "Soakie" 1985 ■ Debbie Martin Sept 1984 ■ Phala Bell April 1984 ■ Jerry Juhl March 1984 ■ Mary Rose Bufalo 1983 ■ Ruth Pinnella Sept 1982 ■ Nina Sheffer Nov 1981 ■ Lucille Litz Mar 1981 ■ George Lucas Oct 1978 ■ Jean Taylor 1977 ■ Harrison Travis Sept 1977 ■ Augustin “Gus” Carter Feb 1976 ■ Viola Yates 197? ■ Hortensia Guiteras Oct 1964 ■ Barbara Gordon 1951 ■ Hester Fern Lee ■ Irving Schilian


In Honor of: ■ Al Carroll ■ Albert Yates II ■ Alvin Bojar ■ Amber Pond ■ Aneva Kay Lee ■ Bill Middleton ■ Blanche Simard ■ Bob Richards ■ Bonnie Adkins ■ Bonnie Faustrum ■ Carlos Robb ■ Carole Smith ■Cathy “Timmaaay” Tapley ■ Cher Carbone ■ Cheryl Hedrick ■ David Cuevas ■ David Foster ■ Debbie Kissel ■ Deborah Dearmin ■ Debra Ferrier ■ Denise Casidy ■ Denise Warren ■ Donna McKinnon
■ Duncan Price ■ Ellen Patron ■ Eniva Kay Lee ■ Francis Bouchard ■ Heather Jacques ■ Hitie Larkins ■ Inez Hammond ■ Iris Garcia ■ Isreal Cuevas ■ Jan Baja ■ Jan DeVega ■ Jan Endries ■ Jane Dempsey ■ Jeanie Robb ■ Jerri Heit ■ Jen Alvis ■ Joseph Rogan ■ Joyce Johnston ■ Karen Mouradian ■ Ken Bishop ■ Kevin Kalwary ■ Kim Marsh ■ Kim Mozley ■ Kimberly Kennedy ■ Kristiana Hinsch ■ Leslie Chodock ■ Linda Patterson ■ Lisa Mills-Ridge ■ Loretta Devine ■ Lucy Krohne ■ Margaret Bishop ■ Maria Cooper ■ Maria Fronduti ■ Marie Combs ■ Mary Bordonaro ■ Matthew Crawley ■ Mickey Behrens ■ Nell Dunn ■ Patricia Arnold ■ Paul Mangan ■ Perry Lorson ■ Reid Jenkins ■ Richard Buckhold
■ Richard Gordon ■ Robert Parish ■ Ruth Tilden ■ Samuel Dirk Stanley ■ Sandra Drake ■ Stephen Lenz ■ Sue Williams ■ Tamara Williams ■ Tami Bethune ■ Tammy Brown ■ Timm Etters ■ Timothy Travis ■ Thomas Travis ■ Tommy Casasa ■ Tracy Sheehan ■ Wally Bray


Wanna support me in my effort to rid the world of Cancer? Then click on my link!! http://main.acsevents.org/goto/diannereeger THANK YOU!!


NOTE: If you want to donate to Dianne's campaign instead of mine, I don't mind. But just in case...

OR MAIL CHECKS AND/OR MONEY ORDERS (payable to The American Cancer Society) TO ME AT:
3655 Coopers Pond Drive, #202,
Tampa, FL, 33614

And if you'd like to RSVP for the Muffinquest party at Tre Amici, you can do so here.



2 comments:

DoubleN said...

Clark,

I adore you!! And your muffinquest! And Team Daddy-O!!

And I'm crying again....thanks!!

Dianne

DrugResearch said...

I was wondering who puts this together. My mom is Joanne Tireman - 2008, and I was wondering who added her to the shirt. I love this, would just love to know more :)