Saturday, April 26, 2008

March for Babies--Today is Walk Day

Today was walk day for "Evan's CHARGErs" 3rd March for Babies. It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day in Yakima--perfect for a walk. This year, Jeremy, Evan, and I didn't make it all the way to the turn-around point for a 5.5 mile walk...but that was OK. Evan walked some (holding onto a hand or two of ours), and rode in his stroller.

This year we were joined by Grandma and Grandpa Key; Auntie Jen; friends Angela, Connor, and Casey; friends Corey and LaRaine; Evan's special friend Burke (who also happens to have CHARGE Syndrome), his mommy Chris, and Grandparents Rosie and Gary; and friends Marisol, Sylvia, and their families.

Huge "Thank You"s to each and every team member who helped to raise money and/or donated; thank you also to all our extremely generous friends and family who supported us by sponsoring our team. As of right now, we have around $5000.00--but we still have donations coming in and Super-1-Foods in Ellensburg is going to have change boxes at their check stands for 2 weeks in May. So the grand total will be higher--I'll keep everyone posted. I don't know that we will make our goal of $8939 (a mile of dimes), but it's still a lot of money!

Here are some of the best pictures from today:

Our friend in CHARGE, Burke. He was a speed-demon today in that walker.

Lunch time, with Burke looking on.

Each year we take a picture with "Red" Robin. This time Evan was not so cooperative.

Grandma Key and her friend Marisol and family

With Angela, Connor, and Casey

With Grandma Key's friend Sandra and her family

Burke, Evan, and mommies


Eva Nichole said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day!! Ours is tomorrow but we will not make it since we have storms coming and we have anther fundraiser we have to at and helping at.
Good luck reaching your goal!!
Crystal and Eva

Mighty Max! said...

Congratulations Sarah on a great day and a fantastic fundraising effort...that's awesome! Wish we could have been to share the day with you...

Love you guys! Amy and Max

KJ said...

Sarah-so sorry didn't know that this was going on at this time-just chked my "old email" and got all the msgs. Hope Jason & I weren't too late to participate..

Amélie said...

Well done to you all for a terrific fundraising day and wow what glorious blue sky.