“Long-time RSC member Matthew Croke kept a journal during his wife Lisa’s battle with cancer while at the same time being pregnant with their third child. Now, Matt’s trying to publish his journal to share his experience with others. Matt returned to the RSC (briefly) to talk about how therapeutic the journal was, how helpful it was for him and his girls, and how inspiring he hopes it will be for others. Featuring surprising amounts of comedy and information about how you can help share Lisa Croke’s story via Kickstarter.com. (MP3. Length 21:43)
A huge golf tournament and fundraising event will be held this Sunday October 5 to benefit Lisa Croke, the wife of RSC member Matthew Croke who succumbed to cancer July 23rd. The money raised will help retire the extraordinary medical costs Matt and Lisa’s insurance didn’t cover, as well as add to an education fund for their daughters Haley, Kelly, and Molly. Sunday would have been Lisa’s 40th birthday. To make a contribution, you can mail a check (in whatever currency!), made out to Lisa Croke Medical Fund, to:Brad Baldufc/o Matt and Lisa Croke1011 Par DriveAlgonquin, IL 60102USAFor raffle tickets and silent auction information, please email Jennifer Balduf at jbnj7 at comcast.net. And for more information about Lisa Croke and how you can contribute, please visit the Lisa’s Hope website.
“Our beloved Lisa Croke, wife of Matthew, mother of Haley, Kelly, and Molly, lost her three-year battle with cancer on July 23, 2008. We’ve spent the last several weeks sharing our Lisa moments and this week Matt shares his. Donations in Lisa’s memory can be made to Gilda’s Club or Lisa’s Hope. (MP3. Length 21:22)