First Annual Fun Fund A Wonderful Success!

Gathering for the Bike Race
Gathering for the Bike Race, "Team Ann" in Action

Diana Van Den Berg, organizer of the recent Fun Fund event on June 9th, 2008 and those who assisted her are pleased to announce The Fun Fund - Celebrating Survivors 2008 was a wonderful success. It was a day filled with smiles, laughter and tears.

Alum Ann Pendley Awaits Next Event
Alum Ann Pendley Awaits Next Event

Diana reports that support systems and community members showed up from across the front range and western slope as well as visitors from California, Minnesota, Washington, Michigan and other states. It was a day of shared camaraderie with the survivors in their life. Four of our survivors participated in the golf scramble, touched and delighted at the presence of those who were there to show support. The event registered 80 golfers and many present to cheer them on and partake in the experience.

Bikers Head Out
Bikers Head Out

Despite the wind, nearly 100 cyclists pedaled on the plains in support of Ann, Kate, Irene, Jean, Pat and Jan. Ann Pendley's team of supporters had a strong showing and many of her young clients and parents were thrilled to demonstrate their appreciation of Ann's presence and influence in their lives! A number of cyclists participated in celebration or memory of their own breast cancer survivor.

Alum Kate Ingmudson with Liz Barnez looking on
Alum Kate Ingmudson with Liz Barnez looking on

The day was brought to completion at an evening concert with recognition of each survivor and a unique and moving message regarding how the diagnosis of cancer had changed their daily lives and approach to each day. Nearly 300 attendees were moved to tears at one point or another by the inspirational words and sincere appreciation of the survivors. The very talented Liz Barnez gifted all of us with outstanding music through the remainder of the evening. In addition to a rewarding and life-affirming experience throughout the day, The Fun Fund successfully raised funds adequate to make a significant difference in each of the celebrated survivors' lives!

Liz Barnez and Her Band
Liz Barnez and Her Band

For more comments and photos, go to the following websites sponsored by the FunFund.org:
Celebrated Survivor Comments - http://www.funfund.org/survivor_comments.htm
2008 Photo Galleries - http://www.funfund.org/2008photos.htm

Story and photos provided by Diana Van Den Berg, Organizer of The Fun Fund.
www.funfund.org
970-224-2743