I am nothing if not willing to make a fool of myself for a cause and this cause is particularly close to me.
About 4 years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Kelly Thomas and her family. Kelly is a phenomenal woman who has worked in the apartment industry for longer than she probably wants to admit but as capable as she is, this story is not about her abilities to deliver value through Real Estate. This is a story about doing good amidst unfathomably difficult circumstances. I won’t waste time giving you all the details but in the course of about 12 months, Kelly’s daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia and Kelly was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. How did she react?
BY STARTING A NON-PROFIT HELPING OTHERS FIGHT THE FIGHT!!!
You can read her whole story here (I highly recommend it).
This week Kelly goes in for her first reconstruction surgery. While we are enjoying the sand between our toes and a cool drink in our hands, she will be recovering from major surgery – a memory I still have deeply embedded in my memory from my wife’s own process. We need to do something to bring Kelly a little joy and laughter while she is recovering.
So here is your chance to help with the cause. At the Thursday night industry party at Mandalay Bay Beach Resort, I will be sporting the Snow Leopard Pants, a Love Is Louder t-shirt and glasses worthy of Elvis himself. I will be taking pictures with any and all willing to pony up any level of donation to Love is Louder Than Cancer (LILTC.org). All I ask is 3 things:
- You make a donation of any denomination
- You share your good will and picture on social media
- You tag the pic with you and me and share the link for LILTC.org (if you want to use the #snowleopardpants and #roadwarriorfit – that would be awesome too)
Of course the more buzz I can create around this effort, the better so remember, caring is sharing when it comes to this post!!
Looking forward to seeing you all at NAA….I will be the one in the Snow Leopard Pants!!