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"Compete For A Cure" Helps Carry On #ADAMSTRONG Legacy
#ADAMSTRONG is a motto that supporters of Adam Burns and his family adopted soon after he was diagnosed with glioblastoma in the spring of 2021. The popular Denison teacher and coach passed away last Friday at age 35. Brooke Lambert is a fellow teacher and a family friend who continues to help organize support for being #ADAMSTRONG.
“We brought it back a couple of different times. We had a summer order and also now a winter order that we have available,” Lambert says. “Just a variety of items so that everyone is able to show their support for the Burns family and help raise money for their foundation.”
Lambert says Adam and his wife, Katie, started the non-profit “Compete For A Cure” to give back to families fighting similar battles. They held a successful golf tournament benefiting the cause this past summer and now there’s another way to support it.
“Now we’ve just added some Compete For A Cure merchandise as well,” Lambert says. They’ve already given some donations out prior to Adam’s passing. That was a great goal for him because they wanted to give back to families who were in their shoes.”
Lambert says Katie is also wanting to create a book for each of their two daughters so they can always read about Adam. She says there is a Google Doc online where people can share memories and describe the type of person he was.
“To be able to look back through and have memories of their dad from other people and just their impressions and fun stories and things that they would have told about him. She wanted them to have that to be able to give to the girls,” said Lambert.
The #ADAMSTRONG winter online store from ID Apparel with all proceeds going toward “Compete For A Cure” is set to close at midnight on Sunday night, December 11. Lambert says the family is thankful for all of the love, prayers, and support during this most difficult time.