One Community. Five Years. One Goal. Fight Cancer.
Two years ago we moved into a great small town. It’s the kind of place where you can’t go anywhere without seeing someone you know. Strangers look you in the eye and smile. The barista at the local coffee shop not only knows your name, but also your favorite drink. In fact, people are so friendly that every time I go for a run at least one driver gives a friendly honk just to say, “Good job! Keep going!” (Record honk count – 6. I started to wonder if maybe I had toilet paper hanging out my shorts, but no, it was just an extra friendly day in the neighborhood!)
It’s the kind of town that comes together to take care of its own and fight a battle that at some point in time touches all of us.
Tonight, our school district will host its 5th charity football game to raise money for cancer. In just five years, this little town has raised over a million dollars. We’ll sport our pink shirts and cheer til our throats hurt. But we’ll be cheering because no matter what the scoreboard says, tonight everyone wins. Tonight, this community joins arms and says, “This is a problem, and together we can tackle it.”
Last year, the Today Show caught wind of our friendly little town’s project. Go Pink Arrows!!
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Brandi Bledsoe says
Great article, it gives me goose bumps as well as a warmth of happiness in my heart knowing that my family is lucky enough to call Lowell home.
We love it here too!!