LETU-Houston Student-Employee to Run Boston Marathon
Wed, Feb 18 2009
Eva Luckey, a student and an operation and
testing specialist from LeTourneau University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies’
Houston campus, will run in the Boston Marathon April 19, 2009. The marathon will raise money
for the Leukemia Foundation. In an effort to support Luckey, her Houston “GAPS family” of faculty
and staff gathered together to help raise funds for the cause.
Luckey has always been involved in physical
activities from decathlons to yoga. She enjoys competition, while also maintaining a healthy
lifestyle. Luckey says running is one activity she really enjoys in particular. She has run in
numerous races, including 25 marathons – seven of which were previous Boston Marathons. Luckey
doesn’t just enjoy running because of the personal benefits, she also has a desire to help others.
She has been able to raise money for charities and causes in the past such as autism, cancer,
Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s, hypertension/high blood pressure, diabetes, leukemia, local
homeless shelters, United Way, scholarships for high school students, and more.
“I thank God for every step I make
because I know without His strength and protection I could not do this,” says Luckey, “So when I
run, I do so not only to receive an award, but I run to fulfill God’s Will utilizing the talent he
has so graciously blessed me to pay it forward and to bless others, especially those who cannot
A group of LETU-Houston employees meet
together for a bi-monthly “Lunch Bunch.” This month, instead of going out for lunch, someone
offered to provide lunch for the group, allowing them to donate the money they would have spent on
lunch to the Leukemia Foundation. The group raised $406 in one lunch meeting.
“I was amazed at the generosity of our people,
especially during this tough economic time,” said Dawn Rodak, director of the LETU-Houston
location. Lisa Stewart, LETU-Houston quality control manager, helped organize the