Hi Friends - Lots has happened since I last wrote. It's been so busy! We had added our tenth team member!! Maurine Turcotte. Maurine is a breast cancer survivor, who is facing the battle once again. Maurine is such a great, positive strength to add to our team. She IS the reason we are walking. She is the reminder that this is always there, whether active or lingering in our mind. I don't ever want to forget. Maurine, we are all fighting with you and for you.
Also, another young friend of mine was just diagnosed. Many of you Amesburyites know Marcia Lund. She is a great mom and friend to so many in the community. We are walking for you too, Marcia! My thoughts and prayers are constantly with both Maurine and Marcia as they go through this.
I am so amazed at what this team of 10 women has been able to accomplish so far. We have collectively raised almost $25,000! As each team member hits their minimum goal, we are assured of at a minimum we will have raised over $30,000! It is the dedication and the reasons that each person is walking that inspires me the most.
Preparations for our Dance/Silent Auction on May 8th are coming along nicely. For anyone that may have missed the details on this, 7:00 p.m. at the Lafayette Club in Amesbury. $10 per person. You can pay in advance to reserve your spot - or pay the night of the event. Would love to see you and have your support that evening!! We have so many great silent auction items.... Red Sox, spas, restaurants, sail boat ride, Bucket of Happiness (booze), Silpada jewelry, Lia Sophia jewelry, a week's worth of meals..... the list goes on and on. Thanks to everyone's generosity.
Alexa is busy working on an application and essay questions for Youth Corp. for the 3 day event. Only 20 kids are chosen for Youth Corp and must raise a min. of $500. Youth Corp. attendees spend the 3 days - not walking - but working ... in whatever capacity they are needed to support the event. We hope Alexa is chosen, but know the odds are slim. She really wants to be a part of the event to inspire the women who are walking.
Training is in full swing to prepare for the 60 mile adventure. I am walking lots and running too!! Spring has sprung and it feels great. It's nice to have so many friends that want to walk - as I get pretty bored walking alone. The hours of walking on the weekends, especially as the event draws closer is quite the time commitment.
We have a Flatbread fundraiser coming up on Tuesday, July 6th.
Alexa and I are off to New York for the weekend to celebrate her 14th birthday with her best friend and her mom! So looking forward to the weekend adventure and we hope to catch a matinee of Wicked while we are there!!!!