This Father’s Day, I am running in the 32nd Annual Branford Road Race in honor of two very special Dad’s. One is my own, who was my best friend, mentor and idol who I lost two short years ago to Lewy Body Dementia – but on a promise to be strong, got me started running and I haven’t stopped since..
The other, one of my best friends – Jennifer Getzinger’s – brother, Scott Getzinger, who was tragically killed on the Merritt Parkway while driving home on Good Friday by another driver.
As we still struggle to make sense of it, I’m asking you for your help. Scott and his wife Susan have three very beautiful, still very young children ages 3, 7 and 11. (I was 11 when I lost my mom to breast cancer, which is another reason I feel so motivated to help these children). I’m hoping that you will feel as I do and that helping them is the right thing to do. It is something I feel that I must do.
There is an educational trust fund set up for these bright, loving kids and I am running on Father’s Day to help raise awareness and donations towards this fund to make sure they have every opportunity in life. I need your help to show them that there is love in this world – even from strangers.
This is the best father’s day gift I can think of – to help a fallen man’s children. This is what I would want if something were to ever happen to me. I would wish for my friends to look after my children – wouldn’t you?
To make a donation, first please be sure to note in the ‘messages’ section of your check “Amy’s Run” so that Scott’s family knows how we are all connected:
Checks of any amount can be made payable to: Donald Neville, Trustee of Trust FBO The Children Of Scott Getzinger.
And then mailed to:
6004 River Downs Cove
Austin, TX 78746
I think if you told your Dad this year in lieu of a necktie or grill tool, I donated your gift money to three young children who tragically just lost their Dad, your own Dad wouldn’t be too upset. In fact, I know my own Dad would have been damn proud. I’m just trying to set things a little bit right. Thanks for helping.
Peace, light and love – and with all my gratitude,
~AmyTags: Here's a Thought