Fundraising will occur through direct donations, merchandise sales and a family friendly run scheduled for Sept. 19 in the Cook family’s hometown of Corrales, New Mexico.
That date is the five-year mark of Dave going missing.
The fundraising campaign to is to honor his legacy and philanthropic spirit, Maureen said.
“That’s always been part of our family,” she said. “There is something about a passion project that feels so good, to give back and talk about Dave because I love talking about Dave and I want to let people know who he was.”
She captured that on the campaign website by writing, “After time, and the support of too many people to name, we wish to honor the gifts and talents that Dave entrusted us as a husband, father, son, brother-in-law, friend, businessman and outdoor enthusiast. We are motivated by Dave’s 8 Missions that he had posted on a notecard above his desk: Have a positive attitude. (Physical training) and live healthy. Motivate yourself and others. Earn respect. Set goals. Live with integrity. Mentoring. Have fun.”