Full Circle is proud to present our annual Live Your Dash Luncheon Thursday, April 29, 2021.

The luncheon is themed after the poem titled “The Dash” by Linda Ellis.

Part of Ellis’ poem reads:

“I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.”

We will celebrate our Live Your Dash Award winners, share stories from Full Circle’s comprehensive grief support programs, and hear from keynote speaker Roy Woolwine.

About our speaker:

Former Douglas Freeman High School Parent, Roy Woolwine, father of Frankie Woolwine, will be speaking at this year’s annual {virtual} Live Your Dash Luncheon.

Roy and Paige were married in 1994 and soon had two sons. Frank was born in 2000 and Robert was born in 2003. Unfortunately, their family would experience tragedy in 2007 when Paige passed away from a brain tumor, leaving Roy and his sons to rebuild their lives without her.

Five years after losing his first wife, Roy met and eventually married Emily Mumford. Emily’s four children and Roy’s two sons found themselves joined as a blended family in a real-life “Brady Bunch” scenario. Roy felt his life was finally back on track again.

But once again, tragedy struck when Frank was killed in a single car accident at the age of 16 while driving under the influence of alcohol. He had a promising career ahead of him as both a football and lacrosse player, but those dreams were shattered in seconds. 

Rather than allowing this loss to define him, Roy bravely took steps to establish The Frankie Woolwine Story Foundation with a mission to help kids stop and “think” before making a fatal decision. 

His goal is to stop accidents like Frank’s from happening and his story is a powerful testimony how one person’s actions can save the lives of many.