18 FORE Life Golf Event – June 4 & 5, 2010

Mark your calendars for June 4-5 and join us in Dexter as we celebrate 10 years!!!!!  I can’t believe our first golf tournament was that long ago and I sincerely can’t believe how we have grown in that amount of time.  I hope 2010 is off to a great start for each of you.  We will begin organizing and raising money soon, so any ideas you may have, please share them with us. We aim to put on our best event to date and look forward to seeing you there.

Banquet tickets will go on sale later in late April/early May!  Don’t miss this one. Golf Teams will be contacted to see if they want their spots back, then we will open it up and fill it up after that!

Thanks for all you do to support The Ben Kruse 18 FORE Life Charity Golf Event.  Ben would be so happy and so proud of our work.  I know he is doing his part now to bless us and send good things our way.  Something is telling me he would want us to set our goal pretty high this year after giving away over $100,000.00 in love offerings in 2009 alone!

Below comes to us from a friend named Debbie Rodewald.  She has battled and is winning her fight against cancer!  I believe her words and tone sum up what this charity is all about.  You can feel the determination, the Faith, the hope, the appreciation for this life we are given, and the love for family and friends.  Isn’t that what all of this is really about?  I asked her about sharing her words with you and she said to share it with anyone it may help!  Thank you Debbie for being a hero and motivating us all to live life to the fullest and to keep fighting this horrific disease.

I want to give my friends an update.  Tomorrow morning I will have my port a cath removed.  I am now a one year survivor and am told I am cancer free.  My recent tests are all clear.  I am on a five year treatment of one pill a day as a preventative and an injection every six months to prevent the pills from giving me osteoporosis.  Yeah, one thing leads to another….go figure.

You all have been so faithful to keep me in your prayers and to email me throughout the year.  I am so thankful for my friends.  You will never know how much it has meant to me to get those emails of encouragement and to know there were people out there holding me up to the Lord in prayer.  Last year was tough in some ways but such an enlightening and glorious year too.  I know that sounds odd but there have been so many blessings for me last year.  So many prayers answered.  I have reconnected with so many old friends, made new friends and found relatives that I may never have had the chance to catch up with.  All we ever hear in the news are the bad reports.  I have been witness to many good reports…oh, I have seen the bad too but I have met so many people with so much hope!  I ask that you continue to pray for me and I will pray for you too….we all need the support of others but keep those that are still struggling at the top of your list.  Cancer has become the plague of our time and there are many who will not win their battle.  Let’s keep them lifted up in prayer.

Again, thank you for walking thru this time in my life with me.  I have felt your presence and I will always remember what you have done for me….whether it be prayer, a card sent, a call, a ride to one of my treatments or simply thinking of me..there are so many things you have all done to help me…..I appreciate you.  I love you all!  I am blessed!

Please keep in touch.  Life is short and we need each other.  LU Deb

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