Merry Christmas To All!
Another Christmas season is upon us and it’s time once again to give thanks for all the many blessings we have collectively as a family. This year marks the 20th year of our family tradition of giving to others less fortunate than ourselves rather than a family gift exchange.
The giving nature of our family is quite impressive and humbling. We should all be very proud to be a member of such a wonderfully generous and compassionate family. To date, we have given $205,971 to a variety of well deserving charities. The David Larson family has chosen the American Cancer Society for the Bemis Family Charity - 2019. It was a worthy selection by Steve and Katy Larson back in 2001 for the second annual charity and we believe it is just as deserving, if not more, today.
Far too many people have experienced the pain and suffering caused by cancer, and our family is no exception. The good news is the overall death rate from cancer in the United States fell 26% from 1991 to 2015, in large part due to the charitable giving of so many people that has funded research for prevention, early detection and treatment. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and to lead the fight for a world without cancer. Donations to the American Cancer Societysupport funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients/families, and spreading the word about prevention. As stated on their website: Imagine a world free from cancer. We can help make it a reality.
Simply click on the “Donate” button and follow the instructions. Your donation will be 100% anonymous. The website is only tracking a running total. As in the past, participation is the key and the amount is totally up to you. Give what you can.
Wishing all a joyful and blessed Christmas season,
David, Missy Ben & Jack Larson
PS. Please take the time to donate now so you don’t forget as the holiday season gets very busy for all of us. We’d like to have all donations in by December 20th (which will be here before you know it) so we can accurately report the total at our Christmas day celebration at Michael and Nicki’s house.
PPS. If you would like to make your donation via check, please mail check made payable to the American Cancer Society to our home address at 509 Summit Dr. Port Washington, WI 53074.