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Team Rick 

Race for Breath Run/Walk - November 4, 2017

Team Rick

Team Rick was formed for one reason - to honor my father, Rick Williams. Team Rick exists now for many reasons - to remember, to cherish, to bond, to live life to the fullest, to seek adventure, and to do everything we can to fight cancer, support the fighters, and heal the families affected by cancer. Can you be a supporter?

Time flies by, but we haven't forgotten Rick. He was everything to his family, and to many others. A caring boss, and a loving husband. A brother, and a friend. He had an infectious smile and a laid back attitude. He'd do what he could to help you out. Now I'm asking you, to carry on his spirit by helping others out. It's simple, join our team, make a donation, or share Rick's story with others. Together, we can make a difference for each and every person whose life has been touched by lung cancer.


Originally born in Bluefield, WV, Rick moved to Northern Virginia in the mid 1960’s. Annandale, VA became his family’s home in 1985. In 1983 Rick co-founded Williams Bus Lines, Inc and served as the company’s Vice President. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling in his motor home, listening to classic country music and going to Disney World. Anyone who knew Rick knew his love for family and enjoyed his sense of humor. Sometimes you’d give him a call and he would affectionately joke, “You’re missing me, aren’t you?” He was right, and still is – we miss him.

He passed on November 6, 2009, only 14 short months after being diagnosed with Lung Cancer. He was gone at age 55, leaving behind heartbroken brothers and sisters, wife and children, employees and friends.

In 2010 Team Rick ran their first Race for Breath on the anniversary of his death. We’ve been back every year since. In the past few years we’ve raised thousands of dollars for lung cancer non-profits. We run for Rick and others like him, including Rick’s brother currently fighting cancer. 2016 was a good year for Team Rick, with us raising close to $11k.  Can you help get us on track in 2017?

God willing, we’ll be at the beach in November rain or shine. We’ll be running and walking with family and friends, sharing memories and making new ones. Please consider joining us for this journey. We have an ambitious fundraising goal, and every amount big or small is certainly appreciated. Please tell your friends, share our story, and help us make a difference.

Team Rick
$1,500 Milestone Personal Gift Joshua Williams
Personal Gift mary bashore
Dinah Beltran
James Clark
June Clark
Linda Clark
Personal Gift Heather Crisler
Kathy Crisler
Richard Crisler
Riley Crisler
Taylor Crisler
caitlin delmedico
ella delmedico
lonnie delmedico
Hazel Demory
Jessica Evans
juliana kaiser
Jessica Kistanis
Personal Gift Sherrie Liverman
Anas Lohmud
Blanca Lugo
Personal Gift Rocy Marquez
Eileen Mero
Personal Gift Marissa Moore
Samantha Moore
$100 Milestone Personal Gift Paige Murphy
$100 Milestone Preston Murphy
Mike Nelson, III
Bill Olinger
Andrew Power
Ashley Power
Charles Power
Christopher Power
$100 Milestone Dylan Power
Personal Gift Jeremy Power
$500 Milestone Personal Gift Julie Power
Leila Power
$1,500 Milestone Personal Gift Lia Power
Max Power
Nancy Power
Personal Gift Shiva Power
Shiva Power
Thomas Power
Tim Power
Personal Gift Jennifer Pozinsky
Personal Gift Rachid Rauiller
Lorenzo Rogers
Taniesha Rogers
Angel Santee
$100 Milestone Georgann Santee
$100 Milestone Makenzie Santee
Matthew Santee
$100 Milestone Wyatt Santee
Margaret Scalia
$100 Milestone Brenda Sisson
Personal Gift Karen Sisson
Kevin Smith
Lisa Smith
Cody Sullivan
$100 Milestone ERICA TRUEMAN
$1,500 Milestone Personal Gift Amy Williams
$100 Milestone Bryce Williams
$100 Milestone Emily Williams
$500 Milestone Personal Gift Sarah Williams
$1,500 Milestone Personal Gift Tammy Williams
Denotes a Team Captain

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