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Friday, July 23, 2010

1st Annual Harley Helping Hands golf outing

The 1st Annual Harley Helping Hands golf outing is in the books!  80 golfers came out to support HHH and help families fight brain cancer.

ABC Sports was out to cover the event, CLICK HERE to check out the highlights!

Yours truly almost sank a 60ft putt for the cameras, go in ball...it's for charity!!

Also see all the pictures from the event HERE! (courtesy of Kari Cordle)

Join the HHH group on Facebook!  Get updates on new events, see pics from past events, and join the fight!

BallHype: hype it up!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Charity Profile: Lending a Hand

Photo by Chris Casella

(614) Magazine and Travis Hoewischer wrote a great article on Harley Helping Hands, our charity designed to help families fight brain cancer.

Rob Harley, like over 20,000 others in this country, has experienced firsthand the devastation brain cancer can deal unto a family.

A former defensive back for the Ohio State football team, Harley watched his older brother Kit lose a valiant three-year fight this March. Fighting the disease itself has been a prolonged, expensive process for his brother's family just on the physical front; tests, chemotherapy, prescriptions are the known overwhelming costs of medical care.

But, it's the mortgage, the home modifications, even groceries that wreak as much collateral havoc on the lives of a patient's family.

"All these charities are going toward awareness, for research, or for development of a drug; this is designed to go toward all the back-end stuff that you don't hear as much about," Harley said. "How would you know, unless you've been through it? It's not a case of, 'Hey you're focusing on the wrong thing.' Raising money for research is very important; it must go on. But, at the same time, it hits home more when you realize the families' lives are being destroyed because of this disease."
 Continue reading this article at 614columbus.com

Harley Helping Hands will be holding its first annual golf outing at noon, Monday, July 19th at Heritage Golf Club (3525 Heritage Club Dr., Hilliard). The shotgun-start scramble will feature former Buckeyes and Columbus natives Simon Fraser and Brandon Joe as well as other former Buckeyes and current Blue Jackets. Individuals or foursomes can register HERE!

BallHype: hype it up!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

In memory of Kit Harley

After 3 tough years battling brain cancer my brother Kit, the warrior, died on Saturday 3/27/2010 here in Chicago. 


Christopher R. (Kit) Harley of Arlington Heights, beloved husband of Rachel, nee Balazs; devoted father of Bradyn Harley and Baby Girl Harley; loving son of Robert and Paula Harley; son-in-law of Paul and Terri Ast; dear brother of Jennifer (John) Kevil and Robert Harley; dear grandson of Kay and Frank Laskos and Alice Harley.
I just wanted to issue a thank you to everyone that has reached out, donated to HHH, or helped raise awareness through this process. The love has been tremendous and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It's an extraordinary thing to realize how much one person has touched your life. It's even more amazing to see how much they've touched other people's lives. The affects of Kit's compassion, caring, joy, and love are far reaching and will be felt forever.

My heart is with Kit's family (wife Rachel, son Bradyn, soon to be baby girl) as they endure a difficult test of strength. One thing is for sure they had the best teacher in the world when it comes to being strong.

I'm blessed to have had the privilege to have Kit as a brother, best friend, and hero for the last 27 years. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

We love you Kit.

 Kit and Me

Funeral details can be found HERE