Brightlife-Truly a “Bright Life”

Quote taken from BrightLife website: “Bright“ (adj.)–Radiating or reflecting light; luminous; shining; filled with light.”

Today I write about someone near and dear to my heart. I can remember growing up every year, we went to Greenville, SC for a golf tournament that our father’s played in together. I was always the only girl with Tim, his brother, and my brother; I hung in there, racing on bikes, wrestling, going to baseball games, and playing roller hockey in the cul-de-sac. I hung in there mostly because I enjoyed the company. Our families have stayed close over the years, and although we don’t see each other as often, and we definitely don’t get on rollerblades to try our hand at hockey anymore, we have stayed connected over the years.

My heart was heavy a few years ago when I got the call about Tim and his diagnosis with Colon Cancer. I racked my brain for reasons why this disease would strike someone of our age, and especially someone who was so athletic and healthy. But the first time I saw Tim after his diagnosis, all I can remember is the smile on his face, and I was reassured that he was going to beat it. 

As Monday draws near, the annual BrightLife Golf Tournament, AKA Tee It Up For Cancer 2013, will take place. Although this event is in honor of my friend, Tim, you would never be able to pick him out of the crowd. Since childhood, not a time has gone by that I have seen Tim without a smile on his face. This event was started by Tim 3 years ago as a golf tournament, dinner, and silent auction to raise money for colon cancer research. I am always amazed at the outpouring of generous hearts that donate money each year for this awesome awesome cause! For more information on the event or to REGISTER Or DONATE, CLICK HERE! You can also email them at



In the English language, almost every word has multiple meanings. The word “Bright” can be used to describe so many different things from the sun to a lightbulb to a person’s IQ. To me, “Bright” will always signify Tim Bright and the smile that never leaves his face.

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