Monday, July 26, 2010

July Volunteers of the Month

Bob and Karen Foster have been involved with Heroes for Children since before we were even Heroes for Children! When little Allie Scott was in the hospital battling leukemia, Karen and Bob met Jenny, Allie and Andrew. Karen and Bob were close friends with Dana & Dennis Eisenberg, whose son, Sam, was in the room next to Allie also fighting leukemia. When Jenny and I co-founded Heroes for Children, Karen joined our advisory board. She has served on the 5K committee and helped HFC grow into the organization we are today! Karen is a busy Mom of three and decided to take a step back this year from the advisory board. Have no fear though, because her amazing husband, Bob, stepped in and took her place! Karen and Bob both have a huge heart for HFC and we have been so blessed to have them involved. Next month, they are opening up their beautiful home to host our annual HFC Board of Directors and family Pool Party! We are all looking forward to that! Thanks Karen and Bob for all you do to further the mission of Heroes for Children.

Name, Occupation:
Bob Foster, Partner, Ernst & Young
Karen Foster, CEO, Athletic Baby and President, Women's Auxiliary, Vogel Alcove

How did you get involved with HFC?

Karen became acquainted with Jenny Scott during visits to Medical City to see a friend's son who was battling cancer. Karen served on the advisory board for four years. Bob watched the impact HFC has had in the community. When Karen stepped down Bob asked if he could replace her on the advisory board.

Do you have any kids and/or pets?

We have three children: Zeev 15, Sophia 7 and Ben 5
We have a dog, dwarf hamster, two water frogs and a Russian tortoise.

From looking at you, no one would guess that…..

Bob: I want more children
Karen: That I am adopted

Favorite place to eat:

Fogo de Chao

What’s on your book shelf?

Bob: Photo books of our kids and all our family travels
Karen: Wild Trees by Richard Preston, The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson and Nurture by Nature by Paul Tieger

What’s in your iPod/CD changer?

Bob: Kris Kristofferson - The Austin Sessions
Karen: Dave Matthews and The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Who’s your hero?

Bob: My mother for raising two sons while working two jobs and Roberto Clemente
Karen: too many heroes to list

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