2.10.2009

Special Friends

Scott, Edie and I are very fortunate to have so many wonderful people in our lives. One in particular is Stacey Day. I met Stacey a few years ago through some mutual friends and she has quickly become so special to me. She spent countless hours designing the invitation to the fundraiser and most recently, countless hours designing our "Team Ladybug" shirt. Which could not have turned out to be more perfect and I am thrilled to wear. The final phase of our fundraiser will take place this Sunday February 15th. Scott, Mindy, Jimmy, Eric and Matt will join thousands of other runners at 7:00 am for the Mercedes Marathon. Edie and I along with many other family and friends will join our team (later in the day) and cheer them on to the finish line. We will be sporting our team shirts as proud supporters of "Team Ladybug" and The Bell Center.
For those of you who have inquired - this race is not just for The Bell Center alone. Many of the runners are involved through other charities, reasons and some doing it just for fun. There will be runners from all over the world. The Bell Center, where Edie attends, uses this event as part of their fundraisers for the center. So it is a shared marathon for people of all interest.
After the race has taken place there will be a post party for all runners, family and friends. They will have food and entertainment as well as announce the winners of the race. I am not sure if this is just for The Bell Center runners or if it is for every single runner in the Marathon. We will see. None the less it will be very exciting and a lot of fun. I have never been involved in anything like this so I really do not know what to expect.
In a few more weeks The Bell Center will host a post party for all of the runners of The Bell Center. At this time the top fundraising teams will be announced. I can not thank everyone enough for all of their love and support. We have had family and friends from AL, CO, MI and TX support our cause. It has been a wonderful, rewarding experience and I look forward to next years race. Thank you everyone for everything. You have already made such an impact on not only our family, but the other 100's of families who are associated with The Bell Center as well. We love you and thank you with all of our hearts.

P.S. It is not too late to sponsor our team. We will be accepting donations through February 23rd. So if you can please sponsor our team and the 26 miles they will be running by making a donation of $26 - just $1 per mile. Please pass on Edie's link to someone who you feel would like to contribute to this special cause.


1 comment:

  1. Giddo and Gigi10.2.09

    The t-shirt is a work of art. We are so excited about the race and will be there to cheer on Team Edie. You guys have done a great job raising funds and awareness for the Bell Center. Having been there with Edie since she started, we can attest to the wonderful work they do with our little angels. God bless your family and the Bell Center family. We love our litle Edie and are so proud to be a part of her life.

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