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The Heart Walk

I work for The Care Group Cardiology & this coming Saturday (9/22) is Lafayette's American Heart Association's signature fund-raising event. The Heart Walk promotes physical activity & heart-healthy living in a fun family environment. In 2007 over 1,000,000 walkers will participate in more than 600 events across the country, raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.

The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization working to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases effect millions of people of all ages and kill more than 910,000 Americans each year. To fight cardiovascular diseases, the association supports research, education and advocacy and helps heart disease and stroke patients. Research that the AHA has funded has led to such major advances as:

- bypass surgery

- artificial heart valves

- pacemakers

- clot-busting drugs

- high blood pressure medication

If you are interested in supporting my walk please call or email me this week!


Travel Weekend

I am out of town most of this weekend, so everyone call Kirk & keep him from getting too bored (although he does get to go to a Purdue football game)! The Riverside Pastoral Search Committee is going on a little trip to visit a potential candidate. This has been a rather overwhelming task over the past 6+ months. I would think (& pray) long & hard before jumping on board this kind of project/committee in the future. Wisdom is the biggest thing that I have been praying for during this time, since it just makes me feel so unsure when all these people have great potential. It has been a great group of people to serve with & walk through this experience together (with much laughter involved). So I will be packing up (I will leave the red heals at home) & heading out for a road trip with these very fun people that I serve alongside. Hope you all enjoy your weekends too!

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Tonight's Activities

Tonight we are off to Indy to see Kirk's (& now mine as well) favorite musician BEN HARPER at the Murat! Kirk is very excited. They are doing a more classy performance on this tour so we are dressing up and having a night out on the town! We hope you all have a great weekend enjoying something you love as well (like Purdue football!).

For those of you who have never listened to Ben Harper (w/ or w/o his band The Innocent Criminals), you are really missing out. Kirk was first introduced to them through a fraternity brother. During his freshmen year, one of Kirk's ATO bros from California (where Ben Harper was better known) wanted to go to a concert at Univ. of IL but didn't have a car. He offered a free ticket to anyone willing to drive him. Kirk said he was interested, and after listening to a few songs offered to drive. The show was a small intimate affair and simply breathtaking, and Kirk was hooked for life. Harper is definitely an amazingly talented writer and performer, and his songs vary so much that there is something for everyone (Diamonds on the Inside is my favorite). Check him out (or ask Kirk to send you some tracks)!