SOLES FOR COLE is beyond proud to announce that our 2017 PRESENTING SPONSOR is…
THE ARTHUR BLANK FOUNDATION
Our connection with this amazing family and foundation started with a sweet and personal conversation almost 4 years ago. It started when our sweet boy Cole met a beautiful girl named Emily! Over that next year, they struck up a close friendship that turned into a lifelong kinship! I think they talked, facetimed and texted almost every night. She would come down to visit him in the hospital and he would beg us to drive up to see her...but sadly the Atlanta traffic always kept us from going!!! Sadly, because the first time I met her was at Cole’s celebration of life on October 4th, 2014. Sadly, because I didn’t even realized that I had met her until I had received the sweet letter from her momma, Angie, saying that her soon to be stepfather’s foundation was paying for Cole’s funeral. Thankfully, because after the fog had lifted, we were able to reach out and connect with this incredible family and express how grateful we were and are that they helped us heal! That is how God works…..
Now, here we are almost 3 years later, and Arthur, Angie, Emily and The Foundation are “PRESENTING SPONSOR” of the 5th SOLES FOR COLE MEMORIAL 5K. After Cole passed away from CF they were gracious enough to be a Champion Sponsor and shower the run with lots of help and lots of love! We are grateful for their giving, but we love them more for their hearts, their beautiful hearts! And on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, they will be helping us bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and help us love on the Coweta County Community, that has 13 families in just this area alone. They will also help us bring hope for helping one day be apart of finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
So please take this time to welcome The Arthur Blank Foundation again, and visit their website at www.blankfoundation.org.