Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thank You to CH Robinson!

On this beautiful Easter morning, Robie's Got Faith thanks CH Robinson for pledging their support by coming on board as a VERY generous corporate sponsor for Robie's Got Faith 2013.  Not only is CH Robinson giving financially, but their employees will be participating and volunteering throughout all of the different activities during that weekend.  We give a BIG THANK YOU to CH Robinson for their generous support of Robie's Got Faith and for their kind compassion for Lula and her family.  THANK YOU, CH Robinson!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thank You to T.J. Forest Products!

This evening, Robie's Got Faith thanks T.J. Forest Products for so GENEROUSLY supporting Robie's Got Faith, and for coming aboard once again this year as a corporate sponsor.  Without the support of such wonderful sponsors, such as T.J. Forest Products, Robie's Got Faith would not be possible.  THANK YOU to our good friends at T.J. Forest Products for honoring and supporting Lula through your generous corporate sponsorship.  THANK YOU!

Thank You to Crane Point Industrial, LLC and Ian and JoAnne Carter!

This afternoon, Robie's Got Faith thanks Crane Point Industrial, LLC and Ian and JoAnne Carter for pledging their support, once again this year for Robie's Got Faith, and for giving so generously to our cause.  A BIG THANK YOU to Ian and JoAnne Carter, and the rest of the Crane Point Industrial employees for your sponsorship and support of Lula!

THANK YOU!

Thank You to Idaho Fitness Factory and the Krazy Koupon Lady!

This morning, Robie's Got Faith gives a BIG, HUGE THANK YOU to the Idaho Fitness Factory and the Krazy Koupon Lady for their extreme generosity in joining with us, once again, as corporate sponsors for this year's Robie's Got Faith events.  We thank these two organizations for their love, compassion and support for Lula and her family as Lula battles cancer.  

THANK YOU to these two gracious sponsors for, once again, being a part of this great thing that Robie's Got Faith does each year for a child in need, battling cancer.  THANK YOU!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Saturday Morning Workout Group: CHANGE OF PLANS!

For those of you wanting to get a training run in for the Race to Robie Creek, or for the Robie's Got Faith 5k and 10k, Shu's Idaho Running Company has a special running event that we are going to be taking part in tomorrow morning, which will mix training and fun into one!  

There will be a 2.5 mile route, a 4 mile route and a long route, as well.  All the routes will end up back at Shu's Idaho Running Company, where there will be a egg hunt, snacks, coffee, and prizes.  Also, Shu's Idaho Running Company will be doing a surprise giveaway

For more info on tomorrow morning's event and run, visit Shu's Idaho Running Company.  Also, if you are planning on joining the event, please RSVP:  leone@idahorunningcompany.com.

Hope to see you all at Shu's Idaho Running Company at 7:30am tomorrow morning (Saturday the 30th)!


#6 - TRAINING RUN / WALK - Saturday 30th March - 7:30am -Camelsback Park, Boise, ID


Sixth TRAINING RUN / WALK group for ROBIE'S GOT FAITH this Saturday @ 7:30am

Distances include 5 miles or 2 miles - or jump in with the Idaho Shu's Running Group for a longer distance!

Meet at Camelsback Park in the North End

Celebrate Easter weekend early with a beautiful run in n' on the streets and trails of Boise :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Register Now to Make Sure You Have Your Shirt on Race Day!

April 21st is quickly approaching, and Robie's Got Faith 2013 will soon be here.  If you want to be 100% certain that you have your Robie's Got Faith shirt to wear on race day, you must register by the end of the day on Friday March 29th!

Although we will be accepting registrations all the way up until the start of the race on April 21st, we will not be able to guarantee that your race shirt will be available to wear that day unless you register by the end of the day this Friday.

So, don't delay, REGISTER NOW!

THANK YOU for your love, care and support of Lula!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

#5 - TRAINING RUN / WALK - Saturday 23rd March - 7:30am FORT BOISE, Boise, ID

Fifth TRAINING RUN / WALK group for ROBIE'S GOT FAITH this Saturday @ 7:30am

Distances include 4 miles or 2 miles

Meet at Fort Boise parking lot just opposite the Dog Park on Mountain Cove Road

Get out of the house for some fresh air and an enjoyable run/walk around the beautiful city of Boise. See you all there!!!!

Blue Sky Bagels are the BEST!

In case you weren't aware, Boise's own Blue Sky Bagels are the BEST bagels in town!  Who says so?  Robie's Got Faith says so!  We thank Mark Hansen and Blue Sky Bagels for stepping up as product sponsors for Robie's Got Faith 2013!  Just like last year, all participants will be able to enjoy the best bagels made in Boise during and after the Robie's Got Faith races on Sunday, April 21st!  THANK YOU to Blue Sky Bagels for helping us make Robie's Got Faith a special, special day for Lula and her family! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thank You to Casey McMullen!

Robie's Got Faith would like to thank Casey McMullen for donating his time and incredible web design and development skills in programming our registration page on our website for this year's events.  Thank you, Casey!  We'd be in a tough spot without you.  If you, or someone you know, is looking to have a website designed and developed, no one provides better service and quality design, than Casey.  Also, if you have not tried out the registration page that Casey has put together for us, you should do so, and REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lula Prepares for Her Eight Rounds of Radiation Treatment

Today's Lula update, shared by a good family friend of the Coe family, Monique:

"Lula had to get fitted for her "radiation suit" today for the radiation treatments scheduled in the next weeks... and she is smiling as always! She feels good, and Kat says her numbers have been good, so everyone is feeling very thankful for that despite wishing the radiation wasn't necessary. They are settling back into routines again, and Kat was baking cookies this afternoon.  In the meantime, Lula seems to be so content just being home with her family!!!!"

We will not cease in praying for you sweet Lula Coe!  

Clif Bar: Robie's Got Faith's Refuel Snack of Choice!

Robie's Got Faith thanks Clif Bar for their generous support via product sponsorship of our events on April 21st.  Just like last year, all Robie's Got Faith participants will be able to refuel with an energy-packed, nutritious Clif Bar following their event on race day.  We say THANK YOU to the good folks of Clif Bar for their very big hearts and for supporting Lula in her fight! 

Calling All Corporate Sponsors!

CORPORATE SPONSORS...WE NEED YOU!  Do you own, manage or know someone who owns/manages a business that would like to help Lula and her family in their fight against cancer?  There are two ways businesses can get involved:  1) Corporate Sponsorship of our Events and 2) Donation of Items for the Post-Race Silent Auction.  Either way, Robie's Got Faith needs your help, as we seek to serve and assist Lula in her time of need.  Please get in touch with us, and let us know how you can help!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thank You to Advocates for Inclusion!


Just as they did last year, Advocates for Inclusion has once again stepped up to show their extreme generosity and solid support by becoming a corporate sponsor of Robie's Got Faith 2013.  We greatly thank Advocates for Inclusion for all of their dedication to Robie's Got Faith, and for their compassion for those children and the families that we seek to serve and assist, each and every year.  THANK YOU to the management and all of the fine employees of Advocates for Inclusion!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

#4 - TRAINING RUN / WALK - Saturday 16th March - 7:30am CAMELSBACK PARK, Boise, ID

Fourth TRAINING RUN/WALK group for ROBIE'S GOT FAITH this Saturday @ 7:30am.

Distances include 11 miles, 4 miles or 2 miles.

Meet at CAMELSBACK PARK in Boise off Heron St and 13th St in the North End/Hyde Park area. 

As always all ages, fitness levels, and personalities are welcome. Come join the comraderie, have some laughs, enjoy the Boise Spring weather, and get a good run in to start the weekend off right! Looking forward to seeing you all there :)

Lula to Receive Eight Focalized Radiation Treatments

An update today from Lula's Mom:

"Lu's been home for almost two weeks now and she's feeling great. We met with the radiation oncologist and the docs have decided that the girl will get another eight radiation treatments. These will be focalized and should not make her sick. She'll get all eight treatments in a row, with a break for the weekend. I think we start next week. She's spending tonight at her daddy's and then the boys will join her there for the weekend. They'll be home on Sunday night. 

She is so full of spunk and sass and feeling so good!"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Faith Has Registered for Robie's Got Faith 2013!

Faith hanging out with the BSU Football players at
Robie's Got Faith 2012
We are proud to announce that we have received registration from Faith's family for Robie's Got Faith 2013.  It appears, as long as Faith is healthy enough and gets the "OK" to travel from her doctor, that she will be a part of the Robie's Got Faith events on April 20th and 21st, to help in supporting Lula and her family in their fight against cancer.

This is such exciting news, and we are hoping and praying that Faith's health is such that she can be a part of the events, and be here to meet Lula.  Faith has told her parents that she really wants to hand out water at the aid stations during the Robie's Got Faith race events on Sunday the 21st.  As far as Robie's Got Faith is concerned, she and Lula can do whatever they want that weekend.  It's all about them!

If you have not yet registered for Robie's Got Faith, we encourage you to REGISTER NOW.  You will not want to miss out on the special events we have planned for that weekend!  It's something fun that your whole family can do together, as you honor both of these little girls, and help in providing financial support to Lula and her family as Lula fights Stage IV Wilms Cancer.  Thanks to our corporate sponsors covering initial costs, 100% of your registration dollars go directly to assisting Lula and her family with medical-related expenses.

One important note:  To be sure that you have your official Robie's Got Faith shirt by race day, your registration must be received no later than Friday, March 29th!  So, don't delay, REGISTER today!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Faith Goes to Disney World!

Bright and early on Sunday morning, Make-A-Wish picked Faith and her family up in a stretch limo, and took them to the Portland Airport, where they boarded a plane headed for Disney World in Orlando, FL.  Upon arrival, Faith and her family checked into the resort that Make-A-Wish operates for its guests.  Rumor has it, at this special Make-A-Wish resort, kids can have ice cream WHENEVER they want (Faith's brother, Will, was especially excited about this luxury)!


This morning, before leaving for the Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse showed up at the Make-A-Wish resort to personally meet Faith, one-on-one, and give her personal introduction to Disney World.  Following this very special meeting, Faith and her family were then escorted to the Magic Kingdom.  Faith's mom has reported that (so far) Faith's favorite ride is Thunder Mountain.  But, that may change, as her week of wishes and dreams coming true, has only just begun!

We love you Faith, and are so happy for all of the dreams and wishes that are coming true for you this week!  God bless the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and all of the individuals who are playing a part in making all of this happen this week for this very special little girl!

Friday, March 8, 2013

It's a Good News Weekend for Faith and Lula

As most of you know, Faith got the thumbs up from her doctors to go forward with her trip to Disney World this weekend, which was her wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  We are thankful to Make-A-Wish, and are very excited for all of the well-deserved and long overdue fun and smiles that Faith and her family have in front of them for the week ahead.

Also, we learned today from Lula's mom, that she got some good news from her doctors, too.  Here's what Lula's mom has to say:

"Lu's counts are doing great! Her platelets are a little low, but they are above the transfusion level & coming up on their own. The scans showed 5 visible lesions in her lungs - but they are all either stable or smaller than they were on the scans in December. This is good news, considering she hasn't had any chemotherapy for a month. Doc wants us to meet with the radiation doc (we call him Doctor Picard) and discuss focalized radiation (treating the specific spots, rather than the entire lung area).

New scans again in a month. Here's hoping we stay in the no-grow zone. If we do, doc is willing to take out the girl's line so that she can have a swimmy summer. She still won't be able to return to school until the fall - but I guess that will give us time to try and play catch up? :) Thank you all for your love & support!"


Good news for both girls this weekend.  We thank God for His hand on these girls' lives, and thank all of you for your continued thoughts and prayers for both of them.  Thank you!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

#3 - TRAINING RUN WALK - Saturday 9th March - 7:30am FORT BOISE

Third TRAINING RUN/WALK group for ROBIE'S GOT FAITH this Saturday @ 7:30am.

Distances include 10.75 miles, 3 miles or 1.5 miles.

Meet at FORT BOISE off Reserve Street opposite the Dog Park. All ages, fitness levels, and personalities are welcome. Come join the comraderie, have some laughs and get a good run in to start the weekend off right! Looking forward to seeing you all there :)

Faith Gets Released to Go Visit Mickey Mouse in Florida!

Disney World, here...she...COMES!!!! All of Faith's counts look great, and her ANC is at 1600!!! Her doctor released her to go to Florida this Sunday with her family. Maintenance is going smoothly. Thank you all so much for your prayers today!!!!!

Pray for Faith Today, Please!


Please keep Faith in your prayers today as she goes in to the clinic to check numbers to see if she gets clearance to take her "Make a Wish" trip to Disney World next week. Her family needs this trip so badly in an effort to help regain a small part of Faith's childhood that has been taken way during this battle.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thank You to McU Sports!

When it comes to very friendly service, quality and quick-turn around times for screen-printing, we think of McU Sports!  Today, we thank Lora Loveall and McU Sports for their service and support of Robie's Got Faith 2013!  We are honored to have so many local companies, like McU Sports, stand up in support of Lula and her family this year.  THANK YOU McU Sports!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lula Returns to Her Home in Boise

Lula overcome with emotion upon her return to her home here in Boise.
We thank God...Lula is home-sweet-home!  WELCOME HOME, LULA! We ask everyone to please be praying continually for improvements to be seen in the CT scans that Lula will be taking in the few short weeks ahead.  We're praying for great things from a great God! 

Here's an update from Lula's mom this evening: 


"We're home! We're home! We stopped at Idaho Power so Lula could give her daddy a squidge, first. She buried her face in his belly and gave him a big hug. Then, we headed home. She got hugs from all the fellas and when she stepped into the house just burst into tears because she is so happy to be home. :)

So, what's next, you wonder? Me too. Here's a bit of an answer.

Thursday morning we will head to St. Luke's for a CT scan. This scan, though it *will* show us if there are any major changes since the transplant, will mostly serve as the baseline for moving forward. We'll have another scan in 4-6 weeks and *that* scan will be the one which tells us what we're looking at, now.

I want to wish and wish that we could just be donedone, but I'm not complaining; I am so happy to be home, surrounded by my wonderful fellas and critters and comforts (not to mention the meal train dinner of lasagna nummyness to which we came home) that you won't hear a moment of whine outta me.

One day at a time, one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace... Can I get an AMEN?"

Thank You to 13th St. Pub and Grill

Without our asking, the 13th St. Pub and Grill in Hyde Park in Boise has, once again, enthusiastically and graciously offered to host our post-race party and silent auction following the Robie's Got Faith events on Sunday, April 21st at 6pm.  We just want to say THANK YOU to Mike, JoJo, Tony, Phil and the rest of the amazing employees at "the Pub" for their compassion and dedication in partnering with Robie's Got Faith, as we raise funds and support for Lula this year, and ensure that she has a BIG smile on her face all weekend long.  For Robie's Got Faith supporters who are planning on dining out in the next week or so, please say thank you to the 13th St. Pub and Grill by giving them your business.  A great restaurant, in a great setting with amazing food at fair prices, and very friendly service.  THANKS again, to our friends at the 13th St. Pub and Grill!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lula Comes Home to Boise!

A GOOD NEWS Announcement from Lula's Mom:

"WE GET TO GO HOME! The doctors all decided that the girl is doing really well and that there isn't anything they can do for her here that they can't in Boise. I AM SO EXCITED I CAN'T STAND IT!

LEAVING TOMORROW! LEAVING TOMORROW! "

THANK YOU to Shu's Idaho Running Company!

Without hesitation, Shu's Idaho Running Company has once again stepped along side Robie's Got Faith as a primary 2013 sponsor and supporter of 9-year-old Lula Coe in her fight against Stage IV Wilms Cancer.  We want to take this moment to simply say, THANK YOU, to Mike Shuman, Leone Rusher and all of the great folks at Shu's!  There is no way that Robie's Got Faith would even be possible without all of the support you provide.  We are very grateful! Please support those that support Robie's Got Faith.  When shopping at Shu's you will find that there is no retail business in Boise that provides better, more friendlier, customer service than Shu's.  THANK YOU Mike, Leone and everyone at Shu's Idaho Running Company!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

LULA UPDATE (3/3/13) - Out of the Hospital, But Still in Salt Lake City

Lula eating the WHOLE burrito (and keeping it down, finally!)

Lula was released from Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 28th.  However, her doctors would like for her to remain within a one-hour drive from the hospital for the next 90-days.  Therefore, Lula and her mom will be staying with Lula's aunt and uncle in Salt Lake City during that time.  Lula and her mom are really missing their family here in Boise.  So, please keep both Lula and mom in your prayers, as they are not only battling cancer together, but are also really struggling with being homesick.

HERE'S THE LATEST UPDATE FROM LULA'S MOM:


"Lu is doing really well. She's feeling good and eating well and resting nicely. Swallowing all her pills. And yes, in case you were wondering, watching more Twilight. 

I am kind of pouty and slightly antagonistic and incredibly homesick. But I'm trying to get over myself. I'd ask you to pray for me, but it'd probably be better if you just prayed for all the people who live with me at this point. :)"

Friday, March 1, 2013

Registration for Robie's Got Faith 2013 NOW OPEN!

Tell your friends and spread the word...Registration for Robie's Got Faith 2013, in honor and support of 9-year-old Lula Coe in her fight against Stage IV Wilms Cancer, is NOW OPEN!