Kenneth Richardson, a DynCorp International Armament Technician who works for DI’s Air Operations Business Area Team in Afghanistan, will do anything to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He runs half-marathons, runs marathons-and-a-half (39.3 miles), and even waxed off his eyebrows!
To help raise funds for LLS, Richardson’s Kabul, Afghanistan, team made a video of his eyebrows being waxed off and sent it to his DI Air Operations friends all over world, showing his dedication to the cause and challenging them to make donations. He also ran the Dodge Miami Beach Half Marathon on December 11, as a member of the Brevard County Team in Training / Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Richardson’s fundraising efforts raised more than $8,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and earned him two awards from the Society. In December he was honored at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inspiration Dinner in Miami Beach, Fla., receiving two LLS fundraiser awards – one for Top Fundraiser for the Northern & Central Florida Chapter, the other for 3rd Highest Fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the United States. He personally accepted his awards while on leave from his work in Afghanistan.
In accepting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards, Richardson highlighted that fundraising was a team effort. He commented that DI colleagues and friends from around the world – Kabul, Kandahar, Iraq, Colombia, Peru and the Patrick Support Division at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.– generously donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s worthy cause.
These efforts weren’t his only fundraising efforts in 2011. In January 2011, he ran Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge in Orlando, Fla., a 39.3 mile run and raised more than $6,200 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It was also the second time he was awarded Top Fundraiser from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Northern & Central Florida Chapter.
Richardson embodies DI’s core values: We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, and We do the Right Thing.
About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.