Your tax deductible sponsorship will help provide life rebuilding resources to law enforcement survivors. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!

Since 1999 I have been on the National Police Challenge (NPC-50) Relay Race Committee as the timing coordinator. After having raised thousands of dollars for this incredible and worthy cause, I wanted to meet the survivors who were affected each and every year. So in 2008, Kam Flynn asked me if I wanted to join in on the COPS Walk, allowing me to raise more funds for this non-profit group, but most importantly meet all the survivors! It was an incredible time and the survivors talked of their experience with each step.

I write to you today about this organization that is very special to me and the law enforcement community, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). Because of C.O.P.S.' healing programs and services, surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty are able to deal with the overwhelming grief that surrounded the death of their loved one. I am participating in a very special event to benefit C.O.P.S.; the 7th Annual COPS Walk on October 8th and 9th. I will be walking 25 miles in two days to help an organization I truly believe in. My husband Joe also has been involved with COPS and the NPC-50 Relay Race for the last several years as a committee member. He has also been participating in the COPS walk with me as a trail coordinator!

This year, I am also walking in memory of a dear friend Charlotte Snyder, whose life was taken too early due to a heart attack at the young age of 51. Charlotte supported me EVERY year in preparation for this walk and was very supportive of the organization. As an avid walker, Charlotte walked with me in preparation for the event and was an advocate of helping families in crisis.

I have set a goal to raise $2,000 for C.O.P.S. and need your help to meet that challenge. Will you please help me accomplish this goal? This is my 4th year participating in the walk and I am more committed now than ever to help this deserving organization continue its mission of "rebuilding shattered lives" for the surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Law enforcement officers go to work every day to protect us, our families, our possessions and communities; unfortunately, some are killed in the line of duty. In fact, 140-160 officers are killed in the line of duty each year. Won't you please help this organization that does so much good for surviving families? C.O.P.S. does not charge survivors for any of the programs or services that it provides; survivors have already paid too high a price!

Thank-you for this opportunity to tell you about C.O.P.S. and the COPS Walk 2011. Last year, close to 100 dedicated walkers raised over $180,000; the goal for 2011 COPS Walk this year is to go over $200,000. I hope you will support law enforcement and honor the supreme sacrifices of those who are killed in the line of duty.

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