Thursday, July 7, 2016

Charity of the Month: Roosters Foundation of Orange County Food Drive

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

June: In June we had our first double-charity month. We supported The Humane Society of the United States and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with $125 donations each to honor the wishes of a friend's wife that passed away after a long battle with cancer.

July's Charity of the Month:

In our September 2015 Charity of the Month post we told you about our friend Gail and how they discovered she had a brain tumor while preparing her for back surgery. Gail took the challenges of surgery and chemo well and continued to fight and recover. She never gave up and always had a positive outlook. Unfortunately she had an accident recently that caused bleeding in her brain that would be inoperable and she passed away this week. We had a lot fun the two times we met Gail and her husband Jon for dinner in Orange, CA and Disneyland.   Gail was a true friend and would do anything for you that she could.   She will be missed by so very many.  

Her husband Jon is a member of the Roosters of Orange County. From their website:

The Roosters is a charity and social organization, consisting of 100 professional men, with diverse backgrounds, from the greater Orange County area of Southern California. Each year, we raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for disadvantaged children. February 2014 marked the 37th year that the Roosters have been active in philanthropy and outstanding community service. We are a 501-C-3 tax-exempt corporation (33- 0764177) that provides a cost effective means of fund raising with marketing advice and support for small, local children’s charities and community groups that do not get national or government funding.

Jon heads their annual Food Drive which provides holiday meals for local families in-need. Gail always enjoyed helping with the annual drive and they requested donations in her name to go towards this event. On the donation page the event is noted as "Food Drive Contribution in Memory of Gail Giberson". The donation link is below.

Rooster's Food Drive in Memory of Gail

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