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Live From: Lillie’s Friends “Got Friends?” 5K 2014

2014 5K & Family Festival

2014 5K & Family Festival

Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

    • Address

BB&T Ballpark (Home of The Dash)

951 Ballpark Way Winston Salem, NC

    • Family Festival

Join your family after you run for our “Got Friends?” Family Festival. Get in FREE with your race bib or admission $2/person.  The festival starts at the same time as the race (9:00am) inside the BB&T Ballpark. The fun includes games, inflatables, gaming truck, human hamster balls, crafts, face painting, live entertainment with local bands including Big Bang Boom Kids Band, a visit from the Easter Bunny and Bolt! Don’t miss the HUGE egg dash at 10:30 with over 10,000 toy and candy filled eggs!!

    • Race Registration

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Online Registration closes Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 7:00 PM EST

Click Here for a Mail In Race Registration Form

    • Brief Description

The Lillie’s Friends “Got Friends?” 5K Run/Walk will be held in the heart of downtown Winston Salem, NC. Starting and finishing at BB&T Ballpark, the course will run through historic downtown Winston Salem. BB&T Ballpark is conveniently located off of Business 40 on the corner of First Street & Peters Creek Parkway.

    • Race Schedule

Race Schedule Early packet pick up will take place on Friday, April 18th at Fleet Feet Sports, 50 Miller Street in Winston Salem between 4pm-7pm. Race day packet pick up begins at 7:30am at BB&T Ballpark. Participants will receive a Hanes Cool DRI Performance Shirt.  5K Fees Pre-Register by April 5, 2014 – $25 After April 5, 2014 – $30 Same Day Registration – $35 5K Registration Online Registration closes April 14, 2014 at 7pm.

    • You Can Help Even More…Here’s How

Ask friends and family to sponsor you in the race. Click on this link and create a personal fundraising page to help raise money for childhood cancer. THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND!!

    • Additional Information

Awards Ceremony at 11:15am Overall Male and Female 10-under 11-14 15-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ Race proceeds and donations will support the efforts of Lillie’s Friends Foundation. Lillie’s Friends Foundation was started in memory of Lillie Boyte, a local 3 year old, who lost her battle with a rare form of childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma.

What is neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a rare form of childhood cancer that is particularly aggressive. With “neuro” meaning “nerve” and “blastoma” meaning “collection of tumor cells”, it is a tumor arising from particular nerve cells, which run in a chain-like fashion up the back of the child’s abdomen and chest and into the skull, following the line of the spinal cord. The tumor occurs either in the sympathetic nervous system or closely associated adrenal glands and is usually, although not always, located in the abdomen. Since the symptoms of the disease tend to be varied and vague, some two-thirds of children are not diagnosed until the disease is widespread. It is a tumor almost exclusively of childhood and there is no exactly comparable tumor in an adult.

What causes neuroblastoma?

There is no known cause of neuroblastoma however, most physicians believe it is an accidental cell growth that occurs during normal development of the sympathetic nervous system.

What are my child’s chances of survival?

NB varies greatly in its behavior and prognosis. Neuroblastoma exhibits a wide range of behavior. Some neuroblastomas may just go away without treatment (spontaneously regress) in infants. Other neuroblastomas may resist very intensive treatment, and in these cases, NB is known as one of the most aggressive and difficult to cure childhood cancers. More than half of neuroblastoma patients have disease at diagnosis that has already spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body. While only 4% of all childhood cancers are the high-risk form of neuroblastoma, it is responsible for 15% of all pediatric cancer deaths. Funding for research and drug development is desperately needed to improve the survival rate.



5570126_origDeborah Buckingham is a Bible study teacher who seeks to help nourish hungry souls with the Truth and Love found only in the Word of God.  For more than fifteen years, she has taught women’s Bible studies, ranging in size from small groups to large classes with hundreds of attendees.  Deborah has also taught at women’s retreats, including an international gathering of women outside of Barcelona, Spain.  Most recently, she has been invited to teach pastors and Christian leaders in Myanmar (formally knowns as Burma.)  No matter the venue, Deborah, as an enthusiastic student of God’s Word, is always eager to learn and share delicious nuggets found in His amazing and timeless words of Truth, Grace and Love.

Deborah and her husband, Greg (whom she describes as simply “amazing”), will soon be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.  In addition, she feels blessed beyond measure to be the mother of Greyson and Julia, the greatest gifts God ever gave her!

Deborah grew up in a small town in the heart of Ohio.  Although a country girl at heart, she also loves Southern California where Greyson and Julia were born and spent their younger years.  Appreciating all the glorious wonders of God’s creation, Deborah now enjoys living in beautiful, majestic Wyoming.

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Song of Songs 2:10 Arise, my darling, my beautiful one and come with me.

Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child’s play. They are the secret to the feminine heart. And yet, how many women do you know who ever find that life?
As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale. Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, chores, and errands, striving to be the women they “ought” to be but often feeling they have failed.

Sadly, too many messages for Christian women add to the pressure. “Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman.” The effect has not been good on the feminine soul. But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live; the life she dreamed of as a little girl.

WALLCome share an adventure with some other ladies and deepen your love with the one who created your Captivating heart, encounter the love of God and deepen the understanding of His heart. Allow him to assure you, “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph. 3:17

The message of “Captivating” is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

God has set within you a femininity that is powerful and tender, fierce and alluring. No doubt it has been misunderstood. Surely it has been assaulted. But it is there, your true heart, and it is worth recovering. You are captivating. So we invite you to take a journey with us, a journey of discovery and healing. For your heart is the prize of God’s Kingdom, and Jesus has come to win you back for himself, all of you. We pray that God will use this event in your life, in your heart, to bring healing, restoration, joy, and life!”
We only have room for 125 Ladies so get your group together and register soon.


Shepherding a Child’s Heart Conference

Shepherding a Child’s Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: “…out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Designed for parents with children of any age, this insightful conference provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life.


April 25-26

7:00pm-8:00pm // Getting to the Heart of Behavior
8:15pm-9:15pm // Helping Our Kids See the Glory of God

9:00am-10:00am // Ages 0-5: Living Joyfully Under Authority
10:15am-11:15am // Ages 6-12: Understanding and Identifying Attitudes of the Heart
11:25am-12:30pm // Teenagers: Internalizing the Gospel


Calvary West


Individual: $15
Couples: $25
*Childcare will be available


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Judas: Betrayer of Jesus (The Testament Spectator)

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Judas Betrayer of Jesus are three first-person essays chronicling the scriptural accounts and fictional thoughts of Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus the Christ. Relying on and referencing The Holy Bible, Judas Betrayer of Jesus is about the stories, experiences, observations and imagined feelings of Judas, which are reported in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This book focuses on why Judas betrayed Jesus, how he betrayed Jesus, and his regret for plus the damnable consequences of betraying Jesus. Many lessons can be learned and applied to our lives today from the man who, according to chapter three, “name will be vilified, be identified with deceit, and be associated with betrayal.” The three Judas Betrayer of Jesus chRead more

Testament Spectator

Jesus Christ’s Life Reported in Newspaper


One Term For US Elected Officials

www.OneTerm.US is committed to petitioning our elected and appointed officials to change the laws, to only allow one term of service for all elected and appointed officials.
One Term

Golf With A Purpose

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 8th Annual Golf Tournament to support the work we do to help the homeless and needy of the Triad area. You can call 336-723-1848 x.121 or email for more information. There is a brochure attached that will assist you in registration.                                                                                                                                                                                

The Lost Shepherd



Easter’s Promise


I am amazed each time I stop to think about how this idea started and how far we’ve come. Very few times in my life have I felt something so strongly as I did on October 21st, 2012. While flipping channels on TV I hit a program about a therapy riding center in Texas that had opened their program to include wounded veterans. I watched in awe as they talked about how much it was helping the veterans who had become involved. I knew without any hesitation that this is what GOD wants me to do. I can share my passion for my horses with wounded veterans. The ideas came flooding into my head so fast I couldn’t process it! Location, fundraisers, horses! How would I bring it together? I hesitated just for a brief moment and thought – I know nothing about starting a riding center or a non-profit. And the Lord reminded me that in 1996 I knew nothing about incorporating a town, but I did it! I led the effort to incorporate Pleasant Garden, and this is so much more important. The opportunities to touch peoples’ lives are endless! I couldn’t wait to share the idea with my closest friend the next day. He was as excited as I was! And from that moment on, the idea has been like wildfire! Everyone that we’ve talked to has wanted to be involved. I immediately started building a board of directors and each one eagerly accepted the invitation. Our board consists of Pastor Doug Davis, from Triad Cowboy Church, Dr. Ann Boyer, my equine veterinarian, Mitchell Faulk, and my sister, Sharron Thompson. We work well together and all have the same goals. Each one brings a fresh perspective and ideas. Pastor Doug shared our idea with the congregation at church, and I’ve been overwhelmed with support from the membership! I got my first horse 15 years ago. I had wanted one since I was a little girl. The Bible speaks of waiting for good things to happen – well it did! Her name is Easter, and she completely changed my life. Through her, I’ve met so many wonderful people. Because of her, I realized my passion in life. I LOVE taking care of horses! And now I have the opportunity to share that passion and to bring others into the magical world of horses. Horses have incredible power of understanding. They don’t judge, they don’t ask questions. They just want to be loved! Who better to share that love with than our veterans?! I believe, without a doubt, that each and every veteran comes back from their service with wounds – not all are visible. Many come home with emotional scars that no one can see. The center will give them the peaceful, safe, tranquil environment and involvement with these magnificent animals. Each one, either horse or veteran, needs love and compassion. The interaction with the animals can offer a renewal of spirit and courage. That’s the goal of our center. GOD has given us a great tool to help others! All services will be offered at no charge to any client. Clients will be encouraged to help care for the horses, some of whom are dealing with their own challenges. I am very humbled that GOD has chosen me to lead this outreach ministry. HE has put all of the right people in my path over the years, and opened so many doors. I am so excited about the possibilities for the center and all those we will be able to help in some way. ​

Mary Ann Yow

President / Program Director

Easters Promise Therapeutic Equine Center

American Heritage Girls


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National Executive Director

American Heritage Girls, Inc.

Patti Garibay is founder and Executive Director of the national character development organization, the American Heritage Girls. Educated at the Ohio State University with a major in secondary education and French, Patti shares a love of history and youth.

Patti and her husband Pat, of thirty-four years, are blessed with four grown children, three girls and a boy, four grandsons and one granddaughter. While a stay at home mom, raising her children, Patti served in a variety of capacities as a volunteer. Church, school and scouts were the outlets for Patti’s volunteer service. She served as a Girl Scout volunteer for over twelve years receiving numerous recognitions for outstanding performance as a recruiter and troop leader.

Patti and her four siblings were raised by a disabled father, who lived with MS for forty years before his death in 2004. His encouraging attitude of “Why curse the darkness when you can light a candle?” inspired Patti as she founded the faith-based inter-denominational alternative to the Girl Scouts, the American Heritage Girls in 1995. She served the organization as its first President and Executive Director. She also served as a Unit Leader for AHG for nine years. It is her distinct pleasure to serve as the director of the God-appointed ministry of the 18-year-old American Heritage Girls.

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