Small towns are known for their sense of community. Your neighbors are a group of friends you can celebrate with: Independence Day fireworks, block parties, joyful graduation celebrations, fall festivals. But, this network extends beyond cheerful exchanges; small towns offer a source of real support during the tough times, too.
Recently, the dear friend of our founder Nicole Godek was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. The small town of Grainfield, Kansas has banded together to support Lisa Althouse as she battles this glioblastoma. Lisa is a vibrant young woman committed to health. She’s a health and fitness advocate who walks the walk: Lisa loves running and has competed in numerous races, including marathons.
“We as her family and friends are committed to helping her through this race… We will help her every step of the way and watch as she crosses the finish line… a survivor!”
– Run With Lisa Facebook Page
Lisa’s chemo/radiation treatment will last a continuous six weeks in Kansas City. The Grainfield community – even those who don’t know Lisa – continue to organize fundraisers to help her young family cope with the impending medical bills.
This weekend at Grainfield’s annual Memorial Day weekend event, Cruise, Shoes & BBQs, “Run With Lisa” t-shirts will be sold to raise money. 100% of the profits will be donated to the Lisa Althouse Medical Fund. The proceeds from the 5K run Sunday morning will also be donated to Lisa.
The outpouring of love and support our small communities have given Lisa is inspiring. It makes you proud to live in a small town!
Support Lisa’s treatment here: https://www.facebook.com/events/509009292536899/510505219053973/?notif_t=lik%20e%20&
Learn more about Lisa: https://www.facebook.com/runwithlisa