My father, Mike Culp, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Thyroid Cancer in April of 2009. After surgery to remove his thyroid and many trying months that followed, he finally became victim to complications from the aftermath of this terrible disease. He passed away in January 2010. He was a man who was loved and respected by many. This was very evident based on the large numbers of condolences our family received and the huge turn out that was witnessed at his funeral. I want to help raise money for research and treatment of cancer in the hope that individuals and families do not have to experience the pain and suffering that he and my family had to endure.