The Walk!

by Aimee on October 8, 2007

First, I would like to say a giant thank you to all the donors! Both monetary and prize donors! Without you I wouldn’t have raised ANY funds! This year we raised $4527.40!!! True, I didn’t hit that $5ooo goal. And true there are a couple of outstanding checks making their way to the ALR that I didn’t get the information on, but it is what it is.

I convinced Cristi that it would be loads of fun to walk with me. Yes, I am very clever for this since there was no yarn shopping involved.

I can knit a sleeve!

I like to knit in hotels! I knit a sleeve!

So we headed up Friday night and stayed at the Holiday Inn (if you are looking for a nice place to stay with free internets – HI is the place for you!!!)

We were welcomed with a nice sign AND a balloon arch!!! We got checked in and I showed my true morning colors.
I am not a morning person.

Harrassing Volunteers

We met some really nice volunteers who gave us snacks and water!

Need Coffee

Water? I drink COFFEE!

Everybody Dance Dance
There were some opening remarks and some dancers. Yes, dancers. Cristi took video and it will be on YouTube! (Ummm…WTF happened to this picture on my digi camera??????? )

Then we went through the arch and walked. I am generally against exercise, though I need to get out and do more. We had a nice walk. Not too slow, not too fast. We learned about the 3 year plan of some ladies to get out of debt. And the hopes and dreams for 10 year old girls. We are having a bit of a drought here in the Carolinas. Lake Lynn, where the walk was held, definitely shows signs of it. That down there, well, it used to be half a lake.

Drought happens

The walk went really well. I got a GREAT interview with the National Walk Coordinator that will be on the podcast this week!!!

We had a great time. After the walk we went and had lunch (super healthy lunch of McDonalds) and came upon this pumpkin patch. I want a pumpkin, but I won’t be home enough to enjoy it!

So it was a good day and we had a great time!

Now, what you really care about…the drawing. OK – I have the prizes listed (there are a few things that haven’t made it here yet, so I didn’t draw for those, I will as they arrive – I don’t want to draw and then them never make it and get people all excited about getting stuff!). I will be sending emails out to all to get addresses, etc. and then I will make one big post to announce all the winners and what they won! I will be in Orlando next week and have about 400 knitting and other things to do before I leave, so be patient, it is all coming. I promise.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

turtlegirl76 October 8, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Oh you didn’t mention the awesome interview! Pimp the podcast woman!

Zonda October 8, 2007 at 7:24 pm

Awesome!! Glad it all went well and you raised a lot of money as well! :) Take care!

evergreenknits October 8, 2007 at 8:50 pm

Congratulations on raising all those walk funds! It sounds like it turned out really well, and it’s great to see the walk too.

*Jaye* October 8, 2007 at 10:16 pm

Congratulations!! You did a wonderful job on the fundraiser for a one-woman-show! I’m so proud of you for your efforts and I know you are too – Bravo!

And really, I’m so glad you posted pictures of the walk. It is always so nice to see all the action. Looks like, too, you had perfect weather. Yay! Here in Chicago y’all would have been dropping like flies. It was near 90 – yipes!

Have a wonderful time in Orlando ;0)

J.P. October 8, 2007 at 10:51 pm

I am so proud of you!

Have a blast in Orlando and tell the city that I said hey! :)

Jen October 9, 2007 at 9:38 am

Turtlegirl says you raised more money than most TEAMS! I’m so proud of you! Way to go!!! This definitely calls for celebration!

p.s. sorry you felt bad.

teabird October 9, 2007 at 12:51 pm

What a great time you all had! I love seeing all the pictures.

Jenny143 October 9, 2007 at 6:19 pm

Well done!
Thanks for the pictures, looks ike a great time!

Annie October 30, 2007 at 8:35 am

Congratulations on doing the walk! I’m so inspired by you!

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