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"Race Week: Don't Stop Me Now!"

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Written by Pat Curran

Posted on 17 January 2018

Last Updated 17 January 2018




I’m gonna have myself a real good time
I feel alive…
And the world,
It’s turning inside out, Yeah!
I’m floating around in ecstasy…

So, don’t stop me now
Don’t stop me…

‘Cause I’m having a good time,
Having a good time!



Queen performing “Don’t Stop Me Now!”
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Just 4 days until race day…

For this note, I’m highlighting Lauren’s ToughKids Race song called, “Don’t Stop Me Now!” Over the summer, Lauren worked very hard to overcome her fear of swimming in water above her head. She sees this as the primary obstacle between her and the finish line.

When it was easier to give up, she imagined what it would feel like to have this portion of the race behind her. This was the song that seemed to express her emotions best. After the swim, she will feel a sense of relief, excitement, and invincibility.

Lauren’s big lesson: The best way to conquer your fears is to first try. That way, you can see the challenges for what they really are. Without facing your deepest fears, you cannot find your greatest gifts.

Congratulations, Lauren! You are growing into one of the bravest people we know.

Descriptions of our (5) Freedom’s Light charity organizations are below. Please consider giving today! Please let me know if you do…

God Bless,




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Freedom's Light Family of Charities

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. At Fisher House, no family pays to stay at their facilities. Why? Because a family's love is good medicine…

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Tuesday's Children is a family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual who was directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. Their broad range of core programs and services are designed for those that lost a loved one on 9/11 as well as Rescue and Recovery Workers and Responders. Their successful international program, Project Common Bond, reaches out to young adults around the world and establishes a global community dedicated to working together to heal, collaborate, and educate.

To donate, click here

The mission of the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or training.  By providing college scholarships and long-term educational counseling to these children, we honor the lives of those who have sacrificed for our country by ensuring the success of those they loved.

To donate, click here

Hundreds of thousands of military personnel are serving in far-off places defending the liberties we hold so dear - away from their families, friends, and the comforts of home.  In 2003, the USO discovered the changing needs of those thousands of deploying troops.  Understanding the impact that the little things can have and difference they can make, the USO launched Operation USO Care Package providing comforts of home in the form of a care package.  For as little as $25.00 you can send a care package letting a service member know that you care.

To send a care package to the troops, click here

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) supports military members seriously injured in combat with the recovery and reintegration process. From Health and Wellness to their "Warriors to Work" programs, WWP is focused on strengthening individuals holistically and fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

To donate, click here