Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Luke Jensen's Lego-cy Carnival!!

After having the honor or painting around Luke Jensen's words on Sunday, it seemed like fate that I should come home to an email calling me to volunteer to help out with the first annual Lego fund-raising event this Friday, May 20th, for Luke, one of the kids served through CHAP who passed away from cancer last year at age 9 (a lot of the messages in the new space were for Luke!)  The event is in Vancouver, WA. It's a Lego Carnival! There will be approximately 500 people attending this event. I will be at the CHAP table helping the kids with hands-on crafts.  

The practice of donating boxed Lego sets in Luke Jensen’s name will continue.
Luke, who had leukemia, died in May 2010 at age 9. Attendees at his memorial service brought boxed Lego sets to be donated to sick children.
“Luke’s Lego-cy Carnival” will be 5 to 9 p.m. May 20 at King’s Way Christian Schools, 3300 N.E. 78th St. in Hazel Dell.
The suggested admission is one Lego set per family, said Gretchen Kipp, a teacher at King’s Way.
Luke attended King’s Way, where his father, Steve, serves as a principal.
In March, Clark County commissioners approved naming a sports field complex next to the schools in memory of Luke. Construction has begun on the Luke Jensen Sports Park; fields are expected to be game-ready by spring 2012.
The donated Lego sets will be given to the Children’s Cancer Association and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.
Kipp said profits will be divided among Doernbecher’s, CCA, Children’s Healing Art Project and Lens of Hope, which offers free photography services to families with a member who has cancer.
Kipp said the event will celebrate Luke’s positive outlook.
A flier for the carnival quotes Luke: “I don’t have time to worry about the things that could happen. I am too busy thinking of all the happy things that have happened.”

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