Join Good Shepherd Parishioners For Brain Tumor Walk on June 3

Sheepskin Issue: 
May 2017

The Outreach Committee is excited to let the congregation know about an outreach opportunity for the entire Parish.  On Saturday, June 3rd, Good Shepherd parishioners, including friends and family, are invited to participate in the Denver Brain Tumor Walk at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver.  The Outreach Committee has been looking for an event that would give the entire congregation an opportunity to participate in an outreach event, and we think this event fits the bill. 

We have selected a team name, the “Good Shepherd Sheep Walkers,” and we would like as many people from the congregation as possible to sign up.  You can register at the website for the walk, events.braintumor.org/denver-brain-tumor-walk, or just google Denver Brain Tumor Walk 2017.  Registration is $25 per person, and children under 18 are free—please do register your children, however, so that they can get a T-shirt.  Sloan’s Lake Park is at West 17th Ave. and Utica in Denver.  The 5K walk begins at 9:00 am on Saturday the 3rd, and the event actually starts at 8:30.  When you register, there will be instructions to find our team name.  We will try generally to walk together as a team, although those of you who want to show up the rest of us and run, or walk at a slower or faster pace, should feel free to do so.  

For parishioners who are not able to participate in the walk, there are a couple of ways you can still donate to the cause and benefit the Good Shepherd Sheep Walkers in the process: 

  • First, you can make a donation on-line at the same website as the registration. 
  • In addition, we are asking each of our small group ministries to encourage their regular participants to walk and/or make a donation, and we are having a friendly competition and will recognize the small group that raises the most money and that has the highest level of participation. 
  • We are really encouraging people to walk—we think it will be a fun but also meaningful event for parishioners of all ages in a laid-back setting, and for a very good cause.  In addition, feel free to invite extended family, friends and neighbors to participate, and to donate to the cause if they can.

There are several parishioners at Good Shepherd who have had friends and family directly impacted by brain tumors, and that is one of the primary reasons we picked this event.  Proceeds from the event go to the National Brain Tumor Society, and allow them to advance research and public policy to help improve the lives of those diagnosed with brain tumors, as well as those who will be diagnosed, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for brain tumors.  The walk will go on wind, rain or shine—and so will we.

We have set a goal for the congregation of raising $2,000 in a combination of registrations and donations.  We think it will be a great opportunity to participate in outreach, chat with old friends and make some new friends. 

If you have questions please contact Kip Travis at kipwstiii@gmail.com, or Randy Hubbard at randyhub22@gmail.com.  Thanks for considering this.