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Harbour’s Around Houston receptions helps heal cancer

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It seems fitting that I use the weekend of HurricaneHarvey to post about the need for safe harbour for cancer patients and families seeking housing during their journey.

This very weekend, friends, family, coworkers and visitors to the Houston area will do all they can to survive floods, tornados, home damage and each other. Prayers are at an all time high.

When the rains stop, the bayous subside, home cleanups end and the world tries to find some sense of normalcy, there will still be a need to Heal Cancer.

Welcome to Harbours Around Houston receptions…a new way to help spread the word about our work in “Healing Cancer One Night At A Time”.

The FridayHarbour.org team is recruiting hosts from our list of donors, volunteers, business owners and friends to host 1 of 10 planned “Harbour’s Around Houston” events of your choosing.

Example events could be:
– drinks at your club or clubhouse
– Painting party
– Card or poker game
– Cycling ride
– Brunch at your favorite restaurant
– Breakfast or coffee meet up

That’s right, as the host, you will choose the what, when and how. It can be an event at your pool. A wine tasting social. A reception at your office. Heck, you can even host a movie night on your lawn. We just want you to invite a dozen or more of your friends, coworkers, church members, family or employees.

The FridayHarbour.org team will simply come join you, take 15 mins to share our mission, impact and needs with those assembled and offer a special thank you to you for supporting our message of Healing Cancer One Night At A Time.

 

Keep an an eye out to FridayHarbour.org and social media as we celebrate successful #

HAHs happening across the Houston area.

 


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I can’t lie. I love fire trucks too! Healing Cancer

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Our little Mav!

Our little Mav!

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Imagine, a 4 year old little boy who’s eyes light up at the sight of a fire truck.

A handsome little fella with green floating on each arm and across his chest, as he fearlessly takes to the swimming pool on a warm spring day.

A little guy who has a mothers love so deep she’d do anything to protect him and save his life. This particular little man laughs a lot. He smiles wide. And he happens to be fighting for his life.

Sans the hair missing from the top of his head, you wouldn’t guess that little Maverick is on his journey fighting Leukemia at UT MD Anderson.

That’s why Friday Beacon Donors make such a huge difference in our mission of Healing Cancer One Night At A Time.

We were connected to Maverick and his mother through our friends at the Houston Fire Department. As the Lubbock family awaited space at the Ronald McDonald House, Friday Harbour rushed in to help by providing much needed nights of stay at a local Marriott Hotel.

Let’s all join in and cheer the Mavericks of to,or row on as they laugh, smile and fight for their lives!

For more information on the Friday Beacon donor program…and to follow Mavericks journey…go to www.FridayHarbour.org


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How to count your blessings in a political year!

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Friday HarbourApril 16, 2016

Blessings come in many forms.
Many of us just finished performing one of the most stressful national responsibilities of the year…paying taxes to the government.

Many others find themselves inundated with tv, radio and internet messaging focused on the few that are literally fighting their way to that house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

It’s a wonder why our emotions flare up when the political discussions start at the dinner table, on the plane, at church, at the office and even at your favorite sporting event. You just can’t seem to escape the conversations. And the fact that we have another 6 months of this stuff, can all but render some of us helpless.

But Helpless WE ARE NOT! We are actually quite blessed.

we live in the best country on this planet. And our everyday friends and family are the true blessings.

These blessings are all around us! Everyday! Everywhere!

Yesterday I took a call from an awesome daughter-in-law about her upcoming trip to Houston from Mississippi.

We will call her “Joy”.

She had a joy in her voice. Confidence in her words. And hope in her message. She is tirelessly accompanying her Mother-in-law to Houston for a slew of cancer screenings and treatments. They plan to be in the Texas Medical Center for weeks. And this is not the first trip. Wow!

As we discussed her journey so far, it was very apparent that Joy had such a caring soul. And better yet, she is determined to use her many blessings to continue to help out. I was inspired and lucky to be able to spend a few minutes on the phone with a person who’s only mission is to bless others. I quickly let Joy know that Friday Harbour will do what we can to help keep the wind in her sails.

JOY is not alone. JOY is unwavering. JOY is contagious. JOY will always win out.
On this beautiful Saturday afternoon in downtown Manhattan. I had a conversation with a true blessing.

When we cut through the noise on tv, radio, Internet and especially in the ill fated political discussions…we humans can share in the simple blessing of just being there for one another!

Will you join JOY and me in using your blessings in Healing Cancer One Night At A Time?

Brian

Founder, CEO and Networking Sorcerer