Share |

Special Holiday Message from Linda Quirk

Special Holiday Message from Linda Quirk

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

For those of you who have been following my journey around the globe you know my last of seven worldwide marathons is quickly approaching (March 9, 2009).  As we prepare to enter a new year, filled with a united sense of hope and exciting possibilities, I would like to take pause and express my gratitude for your generous support and encouragement.

2008 has been one of the most amazing years of my life.  I am proud and grateful for what we have accomplished since the launch of Run7on7 just eight months ago.   Through your support we have been able to raise over $240,000 dollars for Caron Treatment Centers – the same treatment community that helped my stepdaughter Katherine overcome her addiction.  While my goal has always been to raise one million dollars, I want everyone to understand how incredibly significant this current total is.  Dollar-for-dollar, your donations will put 20 people through Caron’s innovative care.  That is 20 people who will now be able to receive treatment for the life-threatening disease of addiction.  People who, without Caron’s support, may have given up or battled it alone.  I cannot stress how instrumental Caron’s network was in helping, not only Katherine, but our entire family through her difficult road to recovery.  The disease of addiction is not something you want to treat on your own.  The scholarship fund you have or are considering to donate to is making a difference.

My story has gained tremendous momentum in the press during a year filled with historical events.  In 2008 we watched Michael Phelps break an Olympic record while the nation voted for it’s first black Presidential candidate.  We also entered an economic recession that is affecting the entire world.  I believe we’ve made headlines during these extraordinary times because the disease of addiction affects so many individuals and families. 

Help me continue this great impetus by telling everyone you know to make a donation to Run7on7.com this holiday season.  I understand we’re asking for donations during an extremely difficult time but remember, it’s during tough economic times that many people turn to drugs and alcohol. 

From all of us at Run7on7, have a great holiday and a happy New Year.

Regards,

Linda Quirk

Run7on7.com
http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Quirk/1184222096
http://www.myspace.com/run7on7
http://www.youtube.com/Run7on7
http://twitter.com/Run7on7

view comments ( 5 )

Name: Cliff Totten

Friday, January 16, 2009

Email: Cliff_622@yahoo.com

Wow! (for lack of a better word)

I was searching around the web and stumbled into your site completely by accident. I wasn´t looking for anything about "running" or the cause that you are doing it for. However, I took the time to read through the site and lemme tell you;...wow!,..what a fantastic and inspirational story that you and your step daughter have. You are making me feel like going out there and running myself now. I think you seriously need to consider writing a book together. You have such a positive story that would potentially help allot of people in so many ways.

I´d wish you all the "luck" in the world but honestly, I dont think you need it. It seems to me that you already have everything you need to succeed inside of you.

Wow, (again) what a very impressive story.

Keep on "Dreaming Big"!

CT : - )

Name: mekia

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Email: ivyonna2306@aol.com

hey mrs. linda i wuss juss stopin by to show you some love and to tell you that im happy that you do all of these races to give to other people. but i love all your races that i seen and wanted to say,´´keep doing what you are doing and you´ll already making other people happy from what you doing. you and your husband ´tell him that i said HELLO.´´ but LOVE YA!!!!

LOVE ALWAYS MEKIA

Name: Candy Sykes

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Email: csykes@renaissanceinstitute.net

Linda,

Great interview on the CBS Evening News! I am so grateful to you and your family for telling your story of recovery and hope! You are a true inspiration to all of us here at Caron Renaissance and thank you for all that you do! See you soon for a run in Florida before our journey to Antarctica!

Happy Holidays to you and yours,

 Candy

 

Name: marcia

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Email: mlpthorell@yahoo.com

I am very impressed with your commitment and drive; your family must be so proud. 

Name: Candy Sykes

Friday, December 19, 2008

Email: csykes@renaissanceinstitute.net

Hi Linda,

Great to see you again and you will be happy to know my training for Antarctica is going well! You are an incredible inspiration and I can´t wait to "chase penguins" with you in Antarctica!

Candy

 

 

 

User Name:
Email:
Comments: