"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." - George S. Patton

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lise and Faith Memorial Run

On May 27th, 2011 one family's life would be turned upside down forever. While jogging on her vacation in Lake Chelan, 8 months pregnant Lise Palmer was struck and killed my a man who fell asleep at the wheel. She leaves behind her two sons (ages 4 and 2) and her loving husband. She was an incredible woman, who loved running and fitness of any kind. Her passing is an extraordinary loss to her family and community.

We can't bring Lise back, or heal the wounds of her family, but we can do something. Along with the gentlemen of Uberthons I am organizing a local 1k, 5k, and 10k walk/run in Lise and unborn baby Faith's honor. The money raised from the race will go to their family, and allow Lise's husband the much needed time away from work to focus on putting the pieces of his family's life back together.

The race is already generating sponsors and help and should actually turn out to be a beautiful and fun celebration, and will also raise awareness for drivers and pedestrians alike.

The race will take place on either July 30th, 2011 or August 20th, 2011, depending on what works best for the family. The race will also include a brand new and amazing timing chip system. More final details will be posted soon.

I am asking you now, to please register, donate, or volunteer for this race. If you have any questions, please don't hesistate to email me directly. Below I am including a link to the website that you can register on, and also to the race's facebook page.

Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for taking the time to read Lise's story, help her family, and celebrate two lives lost far too soon.





  1. Thank you so much Kristina, from the bottom of our heart's.

  2. I will gladly do anything I can to help. Set up, pick something up, drop something off, watch kids, ask for sponsors, anything you need to help just call. That maybe weird since you dont know me, I knew Lise at Ferrucci. Her story has touched my soul, and I would love to help in any way I can. My name is Mary Elzenga (McInturff) >253 678 8166. Just give me a jingle if you need anything :)

  3. Kristina - I left a note on the FB page about my 20-miler. I truly believe Lise was watching out for me. Thank you for putting this race on in her and Faith's memory. <3

  4. I was wondering if you were looking for sponsors for this event? I would love to sponsor...can you let me know some details.


  5. Kristina-A few people have asked me about a virtual race for people who a) can't make the race date or b) don't live here and would like to be a part of helping this family. If you're interested, I'd love to help out with it behind the scenes. I'm sure your plate is plenty full. Let me know what you think. kerrie (at) sanitydepartment (dot) com

  6. A truly heartbreaking story, but what a great way to honor Lise and baby Faith. I'll be there for sure. You are amazing for putting this together.