Steve's Fundraising Page
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Hello Friends and Family. I'm coming up on that time of year again where I try to bring awareness and fundraising help to an organization that is near and dear to my heart. Hard to believe this will be my 5th year as an Apryle Showers Race Committee member and Apryle's Army member. That number is special to me because it reminds me that my wife Stephanie has been in remission for over 4 years now. Most of you know our story, we became part of the Apryle Showers Family when we moved here a little over 4 years ago. Not knowing a soul in the area and Stephanie having recently been diagnosed with breast cancer at the time, we weren't sure where we could turn. Family and Friends supported us as well as could be expected from distant locations but the day to day struggles were tough to deal with. That's when a chance meeting with an Apryle Showers Supporter changed things for us. They assisted us well above their stated goal of sending us on a recovery retreat. They put Stephanie in contact with people who had been through a similar journey fighting breast cancer. Essentially, they plugged us into this community, and we were no longer alone. I will forever be grateful for what Apryle Showers did for my family.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 forced us to cancel this event last April. Luckily, we were and are still able to service beneficiaries thoughout this time period. As you can imagine, without being able to run our race and fundraise last year, we need to make up for it this year! That's where I'm hoping you guys will team up with me again to help this amazing foundation. As we approach our biggest fundraiser of the year, "Apryle Showers Run, Florida's Fastest 10K", I have joined Apryle's Army again. By participating as a member of Apryle’s Army I am raising funds to support the mission of the Apryle Showers Foundation. Your donation will help provide beneficiaries with a 2-3 day stay at beachfront / waterfront (hotel or rental) properties; complete with meals, a gift basket and a variety of relaxation or personal care items. They can choose time with their families or time alone based on the needs of the beneficiary. My ask of you is to help me support Apryle Showers by donating what you can to help this great cause. Nothing is too small....or too big for that matter ;-) In addition to that, if you live in the area, come out on April 25th and run our race. It's a great community event that brings awareness to our foundation.
Thank you to all that have given in the past. My team routinely raises the most funds and I bet we do it again this year! You truly make a difference in people’s lives. Speaking from a firsthand account, I know the good The Apryle Showers Foundation does. If not for people just like you, the journey my family had to take would have been that much more difficult.
The Apryle Showers Foundation (ASF) is a Florida 501C3 non-profit organization serving individuals, ages 30-55, currently undergoing treatment for cancer in Northeast Florida. ASF offers services that help foster hope, healing, restoration and peace to people fighting for their lives.