After a productive day in the Loop, I was walking home from the train on Monday. It was a gorgeous day, one of those days that makes you forget that you live in the Midwest for a minute. It was borrowed from Southern California and transplanted some 2,000 miles away, smack dab into the Chicago suburbs.
I was honored to be the guest speaker at the 2016 Becky’s Warriors Golf Outing and Dinner Fundraiser. I am now a member of the Golf Outing Committee for this year’s event and excited to help the organization raise funds for others like me and my family. I’d like to share with you my speech from last year’s event in hopes that anyone reading this will truly understand the impact this organization can have on not only those fighting cancer but the family members that fight alongside them….
In August of 2006, I was working my way through a branch office of a brokerage firm in Boca Raton, Florida. I remember the day very vividly; it was a hot, humid afternoon around 2pm and in typical South Florida fashion, the sun was shining, but we were in the midst of an afternoon downpour outside. I was going about my day, knocking on doors, shaking hands, generally just trying to do my job. More info
I did not know Becky in high school. I graduated in 1994 with her sister, Amy, but did not know her well. You may be wondering why I would agree to help a family I didn’t know until I first helped with the golf outing in 2014. More info
I saw first-hand with family and friends the devastating effects of cancer.
My friend Mike Indovina lost his battle to lung cancer in 2012. Back in 2012, I partnered with another cancer organization to raise funds and learned that the majority of the money went to research. I knew I wanted to do more. More info