Saturday, May 15, 2010

Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

Bridgette, Jeff and I have decided to walk with my friend Heather in the Make-A-Wish-Foundation annual fundraising event Walk for Wishes next weekend in Park City, Utah.

As children, both Heather and her brother were diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma, a type of bone cancer in the spine, and they were both recipients of a Wish. Now they're trying to give back by helping raise funds for other children's wishes.

Their fundraising goal is $1,700, and so far they have $1,625. Anything above the donation goal is sweet cream and will go to the same good cause to which the rest of it goes. If anyone would like to donate, here is her Donation Page. Her whole story is there too.

We will be walking 15 miles with Heather's family. Or rather, we'll be walking however much Bridgette can tolerate.

As long as I'm posting about good causes, here's a little heads-up that I've already decided to participate again at Festival of Trees this year, benefitting Primary Children's Medical Center where Bridgette had both her surgeries and her various subsequent treatments. The Festival last year was such a good experience.

Don't worry; it's not until November.

The theme will be "Sugar & Spice," and I plan to decorate the tree with special cookies made into ornaments as well as spice jars. Under the tree will be sugar and flour and other ingredients used to make delicious confections. Sounds yummy, no?


Lore said...

I think you should make chains of gum drops for tree garland for your Festival tree. And hang some different colors and sizes of candy canes too. Verrrrrry sugarrrrrry.

I hope you can all make it the whole fifteen miles on the fundraising walk next weekend and that Heather can raise her whole goal amount. Make-a-wish is a good cause (as is Festival of Trees).

Love you.

JulieAnn said...

My little brother got to do make-a-wish after he beat his childhood cancer. We all went to Disney World together. It's a really great cause.

Marcene Perry said...

Speaking of festival of trees, I never heard from whomever got the tree about the photo session. I guess you don't know who got it, but I'd still like to do it if there is anyway to figure it out.

HeatherH said...

I LOVE the sugar and spice theme! If I could really get into it, that's how I'd decorate my kitchen at Christmas. :)