Chris Norton's Journal
SCI CAN EVENT: FEB 15th, 2014
Written Jan 29, 2014 1:46pmHello Everyone!
Sorry we have not provided an update in a while, we have been very busy. Chris returned a few days ago from the West Coast. He has spent the last 3 weeks out in the Seattle/California area doing a J-term business class. It sounds like he had a blast!
We have been very busy working on our second annual SCI CAN Event. The SCI CANFoundation will be hosting an "Overcoming Adversity”Dinner and Program on Saturday, February 15th. The program will include dinner,speakers, and a live and silent auction to raise funds to support local rehab facilities. If you are interested in attending please visit our site at scicanfoundation.com and register to attend or email Terry Norton at email@example.com
We will need a final head count by Feb. 6th.We are excited for this event! There are so many needs out there! We have already received grant requests from Mercy Hospital, Methodist, and On With Life totaling over $100,000! Please feel free to forward this flier. We have sold 38 tables and our goal is 45. Thank you!!A few of the silent/live auction items that will be available:
3 night stay during a weekday (M – TH) in a 5 brm/2 bath/full kitchen unit, plus $300 to use towards rental equipment. Boating and ATV in summer, snowmobiling in winter. Great access to the Grand MesaNational Forest and located on a beautiful lake.
- Vega Lodge – Colorado www.vegalodge.com/
2 night stay at beautiful bed & breakfast, close to many activities including canoeing and kayaking, shopping and dining
- Cupola Inn Bed & Breakfast – Mason City area www.cupolainn.com/
- Autographed Footballs and Basketballs – Iowa and Iowa State
- Multiple Area Golf Packages
- Principal Charity Classic Tickets
And many more items……
- Dining and Hotel Stay – Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
*Corporate Partner - $5,000
• IndividualSeating- $50
5:30-6:30 Check-in, Social, Silent Auction
7:00 ChrisNorton/Mark Gannon
7:30 –8:30Live Auction
Grants awarded since 8/2012
Winneshiek Med Center - $27,654
EuroTeam PTherapy - $28,000
Thunder Rode Therapeutic Horse Back Riding -$3,080
Mercy Hospital Fdn - $19,500
Penn Medical Center - $7,500
Younker Rehab - $12,000
Neurological Recovery House- $7,000
Thank you :)
Written Oct 17, 2013 10:29amSo yesterday I am feeling a little sad and then that incredible son of mine "tweets" and "posts" this on Facebook.
"3 years ago today is when my life changed forever but changed for the best. This has made me a better person. If I could go back in time to change the play on October 16, 2010, I would not change it."
We are so excited about the event in Decorah this Saturday, 10/19. I can't believe all of the work Chris has put in to it, as well as the many other volunteers. Chris literally had his friends drop him off in town and he went door-door, business - business regarding the event, and had them pick him up the next block over.
We have some tremendous auction items for Saturday night. If you have not reserved a table, please still consider coming around 7:30 and participating in the auction.
October 16, 2010
Written Oct 16, 2013 9:11amRomans 8:28 (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Some things in life are hard to understand. I guess we are not meant to understand them and never will while here on earth. This is the point of "faith" believing and trusting in things we cannot see or understand. The last 3 years have been full of moments of hurt, pain, sadness, anger, disappointment, and at the same time joy, love, encouragement, and hope. Trials refine us, make us grow in our faith and in our determination.