K Club's 3rd Annual Sock Drive
It's time to prepare for the K Club's 3rd Annual Sock Drive! On July 13-17, we will be collecting men's socks (preferably white socks as they are cooler) to donate to the Homeless Alliance of Oklahoma City. Our goal this year is to collect 800 pairs of socks, so we need your help!
Socks can be sent directly to the K Club through our Amazon Wish List. Or you can purchase socks and drop them off July 13-17 at one of our convenient locations:
New Balance of Edmond
1492 S. Bryant Avenue
Edmond, OK 73034
(You can also just purchase socks here!)
St. Monica Catholic Church
2001 N. Western Avenue
Edmond, OK 73012
(Box will be located just inside the Parish Hall building on the south side of the property.)
Sooner State Bank
10301 N. May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
During the Sock Drive, we will also be accepting toiletry items for the Homeless Alliance. When you bring your socks, feel free to also include any new shampoo, soap, conditioner, body wash, toothbrushes, etc. that you have collected.
Thank you for helping us make the K Club's 2020 Sock Drive a huge success!
Red Day Run
The K Club has been selected as one of the tithing charities for the Keller Williams Red Day Run, meaning that the K Club will receive a small portion of the funds raised from the event. However, if more K Club participants register than any of the other tithing charities, we will automatically become one of the main charities next year!
If you would like to join us for the Red Day Run on July 25 in downtown Edmond, please visit reddayrun.com to sign up. The most important thing we need from runners, walkers, or even virtual participants is to please let us know you are registering for our team! Since we are not one of the main charities, there is no way to track our team members except for us to send Keller Williams a list of names. So if you can join us on July 25, please let us know via email (email@example.com) so that we can add you to our team.
Thank you for joining us for the Red Day Run!
Keaton Barrón Charity Classic 2020
The Keaton Barrón Charity Classic will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020, at beautiful Oak Tree Country Club. With the safety of our guests in mind, the dinner and auction has been cancelled this year. However, we are thrilled to put on an outstanding golf tournament for you in August!
We still have team and individual spots available for this great event! Visit keatonbarroncharityclassic.org for details.
We can't wait to see you as we raise funds for local pediatric cancer research through the Children's Hospital Foundation and spread Keaton's mission of kindness, courage, compassion, and caring to children fighting cancer and their families.
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
Team K Club...ARE YOU READY?!?!? It's time to defend our title as the largest and highest fundraising team at the OKC St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. We are so excited to welcome back past team members and recruit some new ones as we raise funds to END Childhood Cancer.
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC
Timed Runners: $20; Untimed Runners and Walkers: Free!
We have extra exciting news this year! Team K Club's funds are going directly to research involving CAR-T cell therapy as treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This was the final treatment Keaton received, and although it didn't work for him as a cure, it is a promising treatment. We are excited to directly support further research so that no child has to die from this horrible disease and no family has to lose a precious son or daughter.
Registration is now open at http://walkrun.stjude.org/teamkclub.
See you on September 19!
Keaton Lucas Barrón
How does one describe the best person he or she has ever known? Keaton Lucas was born on March 21, 2010. He was the sweetest baby - always happy, laid-back, and full of joy.
As a toddler, he was an "old soul" who loved Mickey Mouse, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the OSU Cowboys. After a few unexplained illnesses, his parents took him to the doctor and heard the words no parent ever wants to hear, "It looks like leukemia." Keaton was rushed to OU Children's Hospital and began treatment immediately.
For three and a half years, Keaton battled this disease and successfully finished chemotherapy on December 27, 2015. However, he relapsed on March 22, 2016, and relapsed again on July 18, 2017. He fought hard, taking every medication and following every order given by his doctors who worked so hard to try and save him.
Throughout his five and a half years of chemotherapy, radiation, t-cell therapy and more, Keaton remained positive, agreeable, hilarious, and sweet. He always put others ahead of himself and fought with grace and courage, never complaining about the countless hospital and clinic visits or missing out on so many life experiences because of his illness. Keaton was a shining example of what it means to live with kindness, courage, compassion, and care for others every single day.
Keaton passed away at home on May 11, 2018. He touched many lives, taught others about faith, hope, and never giving up, and leaves a legacy that his family and friends hope to share for years to come.
Keaton’s Kindness Foundation is a 501(c)3, and all donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. It is our goal to continue Keaton’s mission of kindness, courage, compassion, and caring while fighting for a cure for pediatric cancer so that no child has to suffer as Keaton did and no family has to lose a precious son or daughter.