On May 1st, I will turn another year older. It is a privilege to be present and a reality I do not take lightly. For my birthday I'll be donating to a charitable organization that changes lives. In order to be a bigger asset to the people I love and the world around me I am making a conscious effort to be more involved in my community while being empathetic to problems that effect us all at some degree.
MAYDAY has joined the American Cancer Society’s mission to raise money to support cancer patient programs, groundbreaking research and free patient housing near treatment facilities.
This year will mark the 5th anniversary of losing my father James E. Nash to cancer. Many do not know but on Christmas of 2013 my dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Multiple Myeloma and given only a month to live. It’s difficult to watch someone you love become effected so deeply by such a destructive sickness. Through the grace of God and modern medicine we were blessed with more time until he was called home on July 4, 2014. As a well respected Lieutenant of the Chicago Fire Department his life was dedicated to service, protection, and prevention. I’m often credited to being a reflection of my father- in addition to his persistence, infectiousness and love for people. With MAYDAY I aim to put out fires, strategize solutions and concoct creative remedies so I’ll continue to be like my dad in that sense.
Making an impact isn’t hard it just requires compassion, a little thoughtfulness plus the intention to follow through. As we continue on into new seasons of life it’s important to make way for someone else to do the same.
In honor of my dad I'll be spending the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Please join me by investing in an organization that needs support. Any amount you can provide will benefit someone effected by cancer. My family was once on the recieving end of services and is invaluable to know that your loved one is being provided with the best care possible. You can assist by donating through the portal link provided, sharing this post and becoming an ally. Mia & I’s birthday celebration on Sunday, May 5th will be an additional act of dedication. Our friends at Blind Barber Chicago Chi will be donating to the ACS and supporting the combined efforts.
With your help we can make a differance to invest the mission to save lives.