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Spooky Soles Potluck Run tonight!   Leave a comment

Mindy and I are excited to host Spooky Soles tonight!!!

Drop off and gather at 528 at 6:30 for the run/walk/waddle and back by 7:30 for food, fermentation and fun!

Best costumes get an amazing prize (year’s supply of free yodahugs!).

See you all tonight!

Posted October 30, 2014 by yoda in Uncategorized

Memorial Service for Kaitlin   Leave a comment

Just a reminder for something we all know…

The service is tomorrow at 4pm at Chapel in the Pines. It will be full, so please carpool (at least from the parking lot at Lowes Food/Cole Park Plaza) if possible. Volunteers will be setting up early (contact me or Tracey if you want to help).

N&O Obituary:
Kaitlin Elliott Morelli

May 30, 1987 – October 12, 2014 Greensboro

Kaitlin Elliott Morelli lived her young life loving her family and friends and providing exceptional care for her patients. Kaitlin earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May of 2009 and went on to work as a registered nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. On May 9, 2013, Kaitlin was awarded the Nursing Excellence Award wherein registered nurses and licensed practical nurses are recognized by their peers for their "commitment to excellence, innovation, compassion, integrity, caring and collegiality within their practice area."

Kaitlin had a passion for photography, was an avid traveler, and loved capturing memorable moments in people’s lives. She was a member of the Blazing Soles running family in Chapel Hill, NC and some favorite races she participated in were the Uwharrie Mountain Run in 2010 and 2011, the Rugged Maniac in 2011, and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in 2011. She helped her team navigate the Blue Ridge Relay in 2011-2013.

Kaitlin was preceded in death by her beloved grandfathers, Joseph Charles Morelli and Troy David Dillinder, and her Godmother, Denise Long. She is survived by her loving family: her parents, Dominic and Nana Morelli; her brother, Troy Joseph Morelli; her grandmothers, Martha Morelli and Yoshiko Dillinder; her Aunt, (Erma) Loraine Dillinder Farabow; her Uncle, Andrew Farabow; her cousin, Matthew Farabow; her Uncle, Danny Dillinder; and her Aunt, Terri Mozingo. Kaitlin is also survived by her family at Baptist Hospital and all the members of Team KEMO who loved and supported her and the Morelli family during her battle against pericardial mesothelioma, an extremely rare cancer of the heart.

Kaitlin will always be remembered for her generous laugh, her wit and sense of humor, her sense of adventure, her selflessness, and her tireless work ethic. In lieu of flowers, Kaitlin would be honored if donations were made to help Gary Fortwengler, a close family friend who is self-employed and who is also bravely battling cancer, at or to the American Cancer Society

A service to celebrate Kaitlin’s life will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church, 314 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Published in The News & Observer on Oct. 15, 2014

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Posted October 16, 2014 by yoda in Uncategorized

BSA: Klobberfest!!! 9/13   Leave a comment

Blazing Soles Alert. Blazing Soles Alert. Kaitlins Klobberfest!

We’re having a party to honor our dear friend Kaitlin who is fighting Pericardial EpiKaitlins Klobberfestthelial Mesothelioma. We’ll have great eats, cornhole, raffle, cakewalk and bingo, tee shirts and more! Come to Kobberfest at Heritage Hills in Chapel Hill on Saturday, September 13th between 2 and 8.

More info @ or on the Klobberfest FB page!

To pre-order and pay your Klobberfest and indicate the number of tickets you want. And if you require any vegetarian tickets. Adult meals are $10, Under 10 Child, are $5. You will quickly receive an email with PayPal invoice in response. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase on line. Order yours TODAY! More dinner info here.

Tickets for raffle, bingo, cakewalk, cornhole, soda and beer can only be purchased at the event with cash or checks.

Posted September 2, 2014 by yoda in Uncategorized

VisionWalk is tomorrow!!   Leave a comment

Thank you.

Together, forty Soles4Sight had fun at Spring Forest Park, walking, talking and dancing to raise awareness about the fight againgst blindness. Together, we raised over $6,700 of the $110,000 raised at this year’s Triangle VisionWalk to fuel the fight against blindess. Together, we took me one step closer to seeing well again.

As your generosity, love, friendship and support have brought tears to my eyes, let me return the favor (a tear for a tear, so to speak). Please watch this amazing video: Blind Ambition” ( It’s fifteen minutes long and may cause a few sniffles, but so worth watching.

If’s friends and family like you that get me going every day. So, again, thank you.


Posted June 9, 2014 by yoda in Uncategorized

Last Minute VisionWalkers   Leave a comment

Last call! Anyone coming tomorrow need directions or anything?

I know that not everyone was able to register online, so I won’t want anyone to be left out!!!

Posted June 6, 2014 by yoda in Uncategorized

VisionWalk – June 7th   Leave a comment

Watch this video: . Now help me end this disease. Sign up here:

Posted May 14, 2014 by yoda in Uncategorized

Kaitlin Morelli (kaitlinmorelli) on Twitter   Leave a comment

Follow @kaitlinmorelli on twitter to see some cool auction items! Chase Rice donated a signed guitar to auction for Kaitlin. It is on twitter at @kaitlinmorelli. If you could get the word out to anyone interested it would be great. Thanks!!AIbEiAIAAABDCMj8zZzwmbXyZSILdmNhcmRfcGhvdG8qKGI1ODJhNDM2M2UwNWFhODhlMDY4MzE1OGM5MDEzMThjZGRjNjBmZDgwATnEPHBCVpFTonyM_lcp4bNDIQNu?sz=24

Chase Rice will be performing with Dierks Bentley this Saturday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. at Walnut Creek. He has generously donated an autographed guitar to auction for Team KEMO. The auction for the guitar is on twitter @kaitlinmorelli. Chase is a former UNC football player!

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Raising money for Kaitlin Morelli, daughter of long time UNC football equipment manager, who has been diagnosed with pericardial mesothelioma.

Posted May 8, 2014 by yoda in Uncategorized