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.
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