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