September 29, 2013
This day arrived very quickly. The Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Project became a reality today. I have been very anxious about the project. Preparing for the project, I have thought often of all the horrible things that Christian endured. That said, I knew this project was important and something Christian would be leading if she was still alive. Today, would not have been possible without the 90 volunteers that came to listen to facts about childhood cancer, hear personal stories from patient’s and their families, make cards, a banner, wrap boxes and gifts and pack the boxes. I am very thankful for everyone that volunteered to help ahead of time. Without each of you, today would not have flowed as smoothly. Today’s event will provide significant assistance to 11 local pediatric oncology families. I have not calculated exactly what the project cost and at this time, I do not know exactly how much money was donated for the project. I will report all of that as soon as I know. I am very thankful for my church and all the events that happened today. Our project, like many, became a true community event with multiple people participating outside of Dalton First United Methodist Church. Today concluded with a Community Celebration with the band “Calling Glory” leading the Celebration. It was an awesome service...the best part for me, besides the music was hearing a testimony of a family that was served this weekend. Thank you to the Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Team for making a huge impact this weekend for some of our oncology families. And thank you to all the other “Be the Church” Teams for the work you did this weekend!