Purpose of the Classic Car & Truck Show
Since owning classic cars and attending such shows with his buddies brought him, as well as us, so much pleasure, we feel that Barron would approve of a classic car and truck show in his name (humbly, he would say) to raise money for the NC Lung Cancer Partnership, a non-profit organization with which we first participated in the Free to Breathe event shortly following his diagnosis. We wanted to assist the organization in accomplishing the goals of one day affecting a cure by researching innumerable topics related to origin, prevention, and treatment of the disease. Together we raised an incredible $13,000 in 2012 and a staggering $17,000 in 2013, and our desire is that all the funding we raise at the show will help to make lung cancer a chronically-treated illness while cures are pursued, which was Barron’s world-renowned oncologist’s goal for him. Following on from our wonderful relationship with the NCLCP, now we are so pleased to work with the newly-formed Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina. Funds raised for the LCINC will also aid in educating the public, physicians, and patients, and will increase awareness of the lack of funding for lung cancer, a cancer which kills more than other prominent cancers combined.
Barron was all about relationships: with his God, his family, and his friends. He lived with purpose and intention. He said, “Relax, Sharon, God is working His plan in me.” We think that part of that plan and Barron’s purpose live on. Our intentions are to use his personal experience and ours to positively touch people’s lives, testimonials of which we continue to hear about Barron.
Thank you for helping us to “plan our work and then to work our plan,” as Barron would say. By doing so you, too, are affecting change in the perception, treatment, and hopefully eradication of this dreaded disease, one that in some way, some day, touches us all.