A Blast From the Past: Moving Mountains (August 2010)
FundRaising Success published its first issue in November 2003, which makes this our 10-year anniversary year. To celebrate, we'll be taking a look back at past issues throughout the year.
My friend Denise is a loud, lovely, bawdy powerhouse of a woman. Every time I see her I think, "Everybody should have a little Denise in her heart." She has more love, passion and zest for life than one human body can contain, so of course it's always spilling out onto those around her.
It's no surprise, then, that Denise has been championing the cause of a friend of hers — Kim, a 45-year-old mother of two who is battling liver cancer. She single-handedly has rallied the troops — in large part through social media — to raise thousands of dollars for Kim's care and other expenses, to harness the power of prayer on Kim's behalf, and to just generally let Kim — and the world — know that she has her back.
She started a Facebook page called Kim's Krusaders to give people a central place to get info and show support. It's an inspiring testament to the blessings of friendship and devotion. But it's also a powerful example of how passion — genuine, heartfelt, blindly unstoppable passion — can move mountains.
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