Regular readers and other friends of mine have often seen and heard me reference our good friend, Patti Nelson. Marilyn and I got to know Patti as a fellow volunteer at the Highmark Caring Place in Warrendale. Patti succumbed to cancer in 2015, and those of us who knew her, worked with her, and loved her miss her very much.
Shortly after her death, her family organized the Patti J. Nelson Foundation as a means to ensure that Patti's never ending "contributions to the community will continue in her honor". To that end, the Foundation is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Patti Nelson 5K Fun Run/Walk on April 22, 2017 in Evans City, PA. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Evans City Library, where Patti also served as volunteer. Did I tell you that Patti always described herself as a "professional volunteer"?
If you are a runner - or even if you are not - looking to support a great cause and honor a terrific person, please consider taking part in this event. Details can be found at the Foundation's website: