charles cox, one of the nicest people i have ever met, has worked for my company almost since its inception. he is a good man, one of the best, with a bright smile, a big heart, 5 gorgeous boys and a loving wife. kodak once literally stole a picture of his red-headed boys, who are like a bunch of stair steps, for a commercial--they are that beautiful. and in the unfair way life has of kicking people who seem to good to deserve it, charles was diagnosed a few months ago with pancreatic cancer. i am sharing this with you because another person i work with, rich lemert, is preparing to run in a marathon to raise money for pancreatic cancer research, in honor of charles and his family. as i am sure you have figured out by now, i am not huge on the idea of solicitation, so there is NO PRESSURE meant by sharing this. however, i know that many pf the people who read this blog know charles personally, and will be interested in this.
so--disclaimers aside, check out rich's page about his marathon preparation. it you feel inclined, you can donate to this most worthy of causes. and if you don't want to, that is totally cool. either way, please keep charles's family in your thoughts.