Shirley Cook Memorial Fund
Help us register our dad in a tribute race for our mom.
The two of us, Shelley and Shannon, have been looking forward to running Disney's February half marathon since our registration in June. Sadly, our mother, Shirley Cook, unexpectedly died at the end of Janurary. As we have mourned with our father, David Cook, we have wondered whether we should keep our plans of running the race. We have decided that in lieu of a "fun sister race," we would like to include our father and run the race together in tribute of our mother. We feel this race could be a very healing activity for us as our mother was our dad's running coach and cheerleader for years.
However, Disney races are very popular and registration has been sold out for this race since this summer. The only way we can all run this race together is if we can raise the funds to qualify our dad as a charity runner. We would be indescribably grateful if you could help us reach this goal to honor our mother, and our dad's wife and companion, Shirley.
All funds raised will be donated to the charity Autism Speaks - a charity dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism through advocacy and support, increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Thank you for your love and support, and your donations to this, and our, cause.
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