|At the finish line|
Today, we were able to do just that.
Monica Tucker, a friend, reached out to us a few months ago to join her in the ALS Atlanta Walk, because the disease hit so close to home (ALS is a motor neuron disease that gained much notoriety when Lou Gehrig first brought national and international attention after being diagnosed. The cause of ALS is not completely understood (we know that it's a genetic mutation), therefore much work needs to be done to find a CURE). For more info - click here.
We didn't have to think twice, and we responded immediately with enthusiasm! From our perspective, we were honored that Monica would reach out to us. We were ecstatic to be able to make our efforts to give back relevant within our social circle.
To our fabulous surprise, Fay and the BFF's for MS, saw the opportunity to reach out to us and support us during our time of need as well!
I was happy to have Fay connect with Monica, because she was able to alleviate some of the apprehensions behind joining a walk and raising money to meet a monetary goal.
Between Chandni, Jiten, Hema, LaBlanc, Fay, Cecilia, Inga, and myself - we chatted and joked our way through the 2.5miles and joined Monica and her friend Divya at the Finish Line!
The weather was beautiful, and although we'd both been out and about last night till the wee hours in the morning, we came with a level of energy that matched that of over .. ummm... well, hundreds of people!
We're doing it again next year, everyone AND we're doing it BIG. Please come out and support us, help us support you, and let's make for one big, happy, hippie, family!
Enjoy the rest of this fabulous day!