DEVOTED - Dina's Enthusiastic Voters
Welcome to the DEVOTED (Dina's Enthusiastic Voters) Team! We are walking/running/crawling/biking in the virtual Angels Among Us 2020 in memory of Dina Nelson, who went to join her beloved husband Azell among the heavenly hosts in January 2019. And we are also doing this race in memory of Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son who like Dina, was diagnosed with glioblastoma.
Dina's son Shane, daughter-in-law Rhyan and grandson Hudson are the DEVOTED Team Organizers. If you had the privilege of knowing Dina, you know that she was a woman with a deep and abiding faith in God and fierce civic passion that helped elect President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in 2008 (and re-elect both in 2012.) Dina Nelson proudly witnessed President Obama's inauguration in January 2009 after she tirelessy volunteered to register voters, knocked on doors and encouraged people to exercise their right to vote for the first African-American president in US history.
We -- Dina's family and friends -- are continuing her work in 2020, and we invite you to join us to change the course of history for this country. Join us for the virtual 1 mile and/or 5K race from any location in the world between September 25 and October 10, 2020. A donation of any amount - $5, $10, $25 or $50 will help fund fund brain tumor research and treatments.
The DEVOTED team is not only raising funds for the Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University (whose medical team treated Dina for nearly two years) but also to help register voters, request mail-in ballots and to cast your ballots early so on 11/3/2020 we can claim victory for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris (#BidenHarris2020!)
The DEVOTED team is going to work tirelessly in the next 50 days to elect Democrats up and down the ballot: we want NC voters to help re-take US Senate (Vote Cal Cunningham!), hold the US House of Representatives, give Governor Roy Cooper a second term as NC's Governor and re-take the NC General Assembly. We invite you to join us in voting this fall -- and if you are able/so inclined, please make a donation to help elect a Democrat in a national, stae or local race.
You'll be able to easily spot the DEVOTED team on trails, streets, sidewalks and polling places this fall: look for the Carolina Blue shirts with orange and Duke blue lettering. Dina's favorite color was ORANGE, her son Shane is a proud UNC fan and we are all so grateful to the Tisch Brain Cancer Center at Duke for their care of Dina. If you make a $25 donation to our team, we will send you a DEVOTED t-shirt as our thanks.