DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS CANCER?
Cancer affects everyone…the young child with leukemia, a new bride with breast cancer, a father with colon cancer, a middle-aged, long-term smoker with lung cancer, or even the mother you love with endometrial cancer. In families all across the United States, cancer touches our lives, interrupts our intentions and takes many before we are ready to say goodbye.
When someone hears that they have cancer, their world shifts from what they thought their life could be to what will become of their life. Gone is the notion that I can get to that tomorrow, which is replaced with what I need to do today. Cancer forces you to respond and take charge to become engaged in living more fully.
GIVING = LIVING
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
Do you want to feel alive? Do you want to have purpose? Do you want to really make a difference? You can! Doing something for others contributes to your well-being. You know that feeling, it warms your heart and soothes your soul. It is connecting with another human on a level of bonding…sharing an experience. A rush of positive emotion like the waves of excitement!
TAKE THE PLUNGE
GIVE your time and energy to DROWN OUT CANCER and share in
Dr. Tyghe Nielsen’s (Owner, BrightStar Care and Emergency Medicine M.D.) mission to raise awareness and funds to help those individuals and families who are battling cancer.
SAVE THE DATE! SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
Are you a Swimmer? A volunteer or a Donor? Save the date!
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014 for a SWIM-A-THON, 8am, at the Lawrence Aquatic Center. Then, attend the SECOND WIND EVENT fundraiser at 6pm at the Museum at Prairie Fire located at 135th and Nall, Overland Park, KS.
CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES AT NO COST!
Go to www.drownoutcancer.com for more information and to register. Proceeds will benefit The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation. Another positive…because of your giving, that loved one battling cancer is eligible for support
services at no cost.
For questions or to learn more, call Trish Carcopa at BrightStar Care, 913-535-0255, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others and helping us DROWN OUT CANCER!
The Drown Out Cancer Foundation mission is to use swimming as a platform to raise funds and awareness for cancer research and treatment. Funds will be raised by hosting swim-a-thon and other swimming events throughout the year with all proceeds going to other charitable organizations or institutions who share in our vision to eradicate cancer via research as well as providing support for those who are already suffering from this disease.
ABOUT DR. TYGHE NIELSEN
BY FRIEND, CLINT RUSH
Tyghe Nielsen’s primary goal had always been to become a doctor. He set upon that course with vigor in eventually attending Kansas University. At the age of 32, Tyghe was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer, and it was soon found to have metastasized to his liver. The odds he was given were bleak. Tyghe began to fight the fight of his life.
He feels blessed to have been given this time he has had since his diagnosis. He never imagined the level of support he would receive from family and friends. At times, it was literally overwhelming to know so many people cared and were willing to do anything to help. He felt a deep desire and a need to give back. Even though he is the one fighting and struggling with cancer, his heart still cries out to do more.
He proposed that since swimming has been a lifelong passion and, also, a therapeutic source of comfort and exercise while he’s faced his battle with cancer, he wanted to create a cancer charity foundation that would benefit cancer research and treatment. Tyghe has passionately pursued this mission ever since that day. Tyghe is still undergoing treatments, and while he may not feel his best, he plans on swimming the entire 5 hours during his Drown Out Cancer event. I have promised my every effort to help him in his quest to fight this disease that afflicts so many of our friends and family members. I am convinced that this is the beginning of something very big in the fight against cancer.