February 20, 2017

Jockeys, Juleps & Jazz

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Derby Day is approaching, and I’m rummaging through the closet in search of my white pinstriped suit. Or perhaps my bright orange sport coat.

Either would be perfect for Saturday’s Jockeys, Juleps & Jazz event to benefit MyLifeLine.org.

MyLifeLine is a great website for anyone going through cancer. It provides cost-free, private websites for patients and caregivers, allowing them to stay connected to family and friends during the treatment process. It was especially therapeutic for my partner Kim, who was able to provide regular updates during my chemotherapy and radiation treatment in 2010.

I received messages of support from all over the world through MyLifeLine. Some of the people had been through cancer themselves, while others were simply wishing me the best in my recovery. The kindness of strangers was inspirational and motivational as I fought the toughest opponent of my life.

Please join us in your best Derby attire to watch the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby and celebrate MyLifeLine at the Brown Palace Hotel on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.

I’m looking forward to raising a toast to MyLifeLine founder and fellow cancer survivor Marcia Donziger. I will also be presenting the George Karl Compassion and Courage awards.

It should be a great day!

Coach Karl