Welcome to the Team...
Team Vogel vs Cancer began in 2010. As Joe (my husband and best friend) was dealing with his cancer returning, he said to me, "Rach - we need gather all our support systems and do something for others." This is where Joe's dream to "Pay it Forward" began. To learn more about Joe's Journey select this link.
Joe was able to see the first Team Vogel vs Cancer Fundraiser happen in 2010 - he was able to see his dream take shape. This dream has now become a community's way to "Pay it Forward".
In the past 4 years we've been able to reach out to 34 families dealing with cancer, support a patient fund at Franciscan Skemp and cancer research at Gundersen Lutheran. Together we've been able to raise over $170,000.
2014...our 5th year...We welcome 21 families to Team Vogel and all of their supporters. This year is going to be BIG :).
As we gear up for different events, we invite you to visit our 2014 Events page. All funds raised at the various events go to support the selected families. And everyone is welcome to join in!
We conclude our fundraising efforts for the season with the "Big" fundraiser in June. This year the 5th Annual Team Vogel vs. Cancer Fundraiser will be held on June 21, 2014. This is a time to show support for all - whether you come to bid on the silent auction items, run / walk the race, play a game or two of softball, toss a few bean bags... or just come to enjoy the day. Hoping you can make it.
Last - before I venture into other updates about upcoming events, if you wish to be on the Team Vogel vs. Cancer Email List - please click this link and sign up (YOU WILL NEED TO SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SIGN UP). You will receive an update email when I post on the blog and you will also receive updates about Team Vogel Events.
Oh and one more note...Please take a moment to look around the website, for there are resource links, pictures from past events, and more.
Please feel free to reach out to me - Rachel, with any questions you may have - TeamVogelvsCancer@gmail.com.
And this is really the last piece - the blog. I utilize the blog to keep people up to date with different events and also share my journey. Somedays writing on the blog is my therapy...somedays it is a place to share a funny story...somedays I share things to try and help someone else trying to find their way.
Welcome to the Team.
Jeff at TeamVogelGolf@hotmail.com or call (507) 313-9612.
Rain or shine - it is always a good day on the course (coming from the gal who gets to stay in the club house :)) Hoping this year will bring us sunshine and good weather.
I would like to thank all the businesses who have already agreed to sponsor a hole at this years event. THANK YOU - Fastenal, Winona Bowl, McDonald Eye Care Associates, MCC, Bloedow's Bakery, Lakeview Drive Inn, Bub's Brewing Co., Foley & Mansfield, Line Drive, Edward Jones--Stacey Bartelson, Keller Williams Premier Realty, Muddy Hands, Frito Lay, Waterfront Family Dentistry, Bay State Milling, Fifth Street Liquor, and Jefferson Pub & Grill.
If you are interested in sponsoring a hole, there is still time and we would love to have you. (Please contact Jeff with any questions or interest in the hole sponsorship.)
And the winning team from 2013 with a score or 59...Will they repeat in 2014?
...and Brew Review Recap.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen!
And the best way to recap an event...pictures.
...and A Birthday.
I find myself wondering what I would have given him this year and that makes me sad. I haven't seen him in awhile - I know his heart is still the same, but I don't know if his interests are... I am sure blue is still his color of choice and I know a puppy would have been the perfect birthday gift for 36...(OK - maybe that would be the perfect birthday gift for me :)).
Truly it's not even about the gift. I just wish I could wake up tomorrow morning and sing my heart out to you... The Happy Birthday Song with amazing morning breath (possibly a retainer still in) ... I can remember you trying to look appreciative and lovingly at me - but in reality you were just wishing the song would end :).
Well Mr. Vogel - Happy Birthday to You. I hope you celebrate in true fashion - and just for the record, Zoe and I will be singing our hearts out tomorrrow morning and I know you can still hear me :).
Signing off for the week.