Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Golf Charity for Lymphoma - Libby Ryder

On July 24th, 2010 our good friend Libby Ryder was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Libby is 26 and has a beautiful 7 month old baby named Ava Suzanna. She is married to our good friend Justin and they currently live in Chesapeake, Virginia. Justin is on Young Life staff as the Area Director and Libby is a stay at home Mom.

This disease has hit Libby fast. A couple of months ago she had some leg pain. Now she is enduring 6-7 hours of chemotherapy every other Thursday. She is tired and weak and trying to be the best Mom possible so that she can enjoy every moment of her baby. She blogs almost daily. If you would like to read more about her story, I highly suggest you visit her blog: {}

This October 16th, some friends have rallied together and have decided to throw a charity golf outing in Libby's honor. All proceeds from this outing will go directly to Libby and Justin. It's our goal to raise money so that paying medical bills is something they don't have to worry about. We will do that for them.

Shaun and I have the goal to sponsor 5 holes. Each hole sponsor is $200. We want to raise $1000 to put in Libby and Justin's pocket. And with your help, we can do just that! No donation is too small.

Now, don't be confused...I do NOT play golf. But Shaun will be participating and creating foursomes. If you would like to play in this outing, please leave a comment and I will get you his contact info.

If you would like to contribute to sponsoring a hole, PLEASE let me know. The group putting together this outing is not technically a "charity". We are just sisters and brothers in Christ helping our sister that is sick. So, the donations you give will not be tax deductible. If you would like to contribute and help sponsor a hole, please leave a comment and I will get you our address and who to make checks out to. We will be sponsoring each hole with the name TEAM COOK. We can also make arrangements to pick up cash or a check at your convenience.

{Libby Ryder Charity Golf Outing}

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Kearney Hills Golf Course 3403 Kearney Rd., Lexington, KY

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Registration at Golf Course (same day registration, must come with a foursome)

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

1:30 p.m. - ???? p.m. Lunch & Raffles
{Kearney Hills Club House following golf}

Fees: $80 per player. Foursome Scramble Format.
*Proceeds go to Justin and Libby Ryder

Includes: Green fees, cart, lunch

{Sponsorship Opportunities:}
*Proceeds go to Justin and Libby Ryder
Hole Sponsor: $200

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