Danae’s Race” is in memory and honor of my youngest daughter, Danae Rachelle Baucom. The most common memories of Danae are her big beautiful smile that lit up a room and her boisterous laugh that was so infectious.
Danae was a friend to everyone she met. She touched so many lives in her 23 short years. I am still amazed that for someone who had so little, she
gave so much to so many.
Danae lost her battle with substance abuse on May 26, 2010. The call I received that fateful night is a Mother’s worst nightmare.
-Rosanne (Danae’s Mom)
My sweet niece, Danae Baucom, always had a huge smile on her face. She was the most lovable and affectionate person who always gave you a huge bear hug when you saw her. She loved to be around her family and more than anything she loved her two precious babies. Danae was my son's (her cousin) best friend for most of their childhood. They were born only two months apart and they had a special bond between them. They adored each other and spent a lot of time together. Danae had such a big heart and was always more concerned about other people's feelings or situations much more than her own. She loved to visit our house and ride the horses and just hang out to talk. I was honored to be called her Aunt. We loved to just talk about anything and everything.
Sadly, our dear precious Danae was taken from this earth far too soon. She lost her battle with a substance addiction at the early age of 23. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to get the help she needed before it was too late. Our family has been devastated by this loss and we do not want even one more family to have to go through the pain of losing a family member or friend to substance abuse.
In memory of our sweet Danae' we are holding the second annual 5K "Danae's Race". All of the proceeds will go directly to The Glass House (a women's substance abuse center in Lansing, MI). We need your help in getting the word out that there is help for these young women who are dealing with addictions. Please join us in helping this great organization, help these women who are hurting and struggling with addictions.
Thank you so much!
Sharon (Danae's Aunt)
“Danae’s Race” was developed to help other women, who suffer with substance abuse problems, overcome their addiction(s).
Proceeds from “Danae’s Race” are donated to “THE GLASS HOUSE”.
Gold: At least $500. You’ll receive your company name or logo on the race t-shirt, your name mentioned during announcements during the race, mile-marker advertising, and your name or logo on the start/finish banner.
Silver: $250. You’ll receive your company name or logo on the race t-shirt, and your name or logo on the start/finish banner.
Bronze: $100. You’ll receive your company name or logo on the race t-shirt.
“THE GLASS HOUSE”. This is an organization that helps women win the battle with the addiction(s) they suffer with.
Won’t you please help us help those who are in a fight for their lives?
Visit The Glass House for more info.
Sponsors needed: Your donations will help offset race expenses, and when combined with entry fees and personal donations, will help support the tremendous work being done at Glass House for Women, a residential substance abuse center in Lansing. Please send donation monies to:
3400 S. Cedar St., Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48910
Note: In the memo portion of the check please write: Danae’s Race
Non-monetary donations are always appreciated! Some of the items that we are seeking include:
Because of the perishable nature of some of these items, we ask that you please contact Tanya Baucom at 517/896-5257 or firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the donation of these items.