A motivational speaker named Tony Robbins once said, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Likewise, basketball legend Larry Bird once said, “A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.”
To the Gardner Cancer Foundation, setting goals is a way to stay motivated, inspired, and transparent. We like for our friends, family, fans, followers, participants, sponsors, and spectators to know what we’re up to financially so that we can maintain our integrity and keep your respect and our reputation.
While the Gardner Cancer Foundation is its own charitable non-profit, we are not associated or collaborating with any other agencies locally nor otherwise. However, some of the folks who are on the planning committee for the Relay for Life event (which benefits the American Cancer Society) have been valuable mentors to some leaders who serve on the Board of Directors for the Gardner Cancer Foundation.
While our goals are set by the volunteers who serve with the Board of Directors, it’s the generosity of the community that allows us to reach those fundraising goals. Every coin and dollar in the donation cans that we set out at fundraising events, every check we get from someone who heard about us from somewhere, every purchase for tickets to win a prize that was generously donated by a local company, every race registration we get, every dress we sell, every sponsorship we get, every company matching check we receive, every grant we win, every little bit – with the grace of God – helps us reach our fundraising goals.
We just want you to know that we haven’t lost sight of where the blessings come. Your generosity and support are priceless to us.
Thank you, community! We are blessed to be a blessing with you! You believe in our mission, you support our efforts, you tell others about what we’re doing, and you give!
And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:2-3
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – Romans 12:12