Hance Family Foundation Winter 2016 Newsletter

Hance Family Foundation Winter 2016 Newsletter


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Here Comes the Sun


Dear Friends,

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for taking time out of their busy lives to help or donate for the blood drive back in December. No matter how many pints we collect, lives are saved—and that is all that matters! I would especially like to thank Joe Pelletiere, who puts many hours into this event, and always with laughter and a smile. Thank you, Joe!

The HFF Toy Drive was huge this year, bigger then I ever dreamed. When I see all the toys, I find it hard not to cry; all the effort, time, and money people put into this toy drive is beyond generous. What I love most about it is that it makes the children happy, and it takes a tiny burden off their parents for a small moment. What a gift that is for a mom or dad. Thank you to everyone who donated, sorted, delivered, or gave out toys; believe it or not, you changed a life that day.

I hope you are looking forward to the spring as much as I am. By February, I have lost my positive spirit and energy. Katie’s birthday is in February, and I find it hard not to be angry and extremely sad to be celebrating a birthday without my girls; three is a lot of birthdays. I need the sun on my face and warm weather surrounding me. Being outside and active with friends is the best medicine.

I am looking forward to seeing people begin training for the HFF 5K in May. That always energizes me, and lets me know that things are going to be okay, and I know the positive spirit that Emma, Alyson, and Katie always send my way will be felt again soon!