Race day was beautiful. I have no doubt that Candice was with us all on Sunday and I could see her beaming smile!
The weather and the company couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you to all of you who participated in the 5K Walk/Run! Also, thank you to all of you who have supported me in many other ways - from shirt purchases, donations, emails, texts, cards, phone calls, visits, food and all around love!
I can not really put into words how difficult this time has been for me, yet how much love has kept me strong and hopeful. I remember when I was in junior high or sometime in school and we were learning about the word "dissonance". For some reason it seemed a hard concept to grasp at that time but now it seems to capture my feelings most days. To feel blessed in a time that I feel cursed is no easy feat.
As of today, we raised over $14,300 in funding for Pancreatic Cancer Research ($11,605 from the race and $2698 from the Booster). There were 61 people who raced in Westborough and several who ran/walked remotely wearing their T-Shirts.
A special Thank you to Mindy and Erin Mailman, who offered and hosted the post race BBQ in Roslindale. It was so generous and so wonderful to have a place to go after the race. Delicious Food and a few laughs were a nice way to end a weekend.
Thank you my dear, dear, dear friends and family! With much gratitude:) Thank you Maureen for the beautiful banners and supplying most of the pictures found below in the slideshow!
OK- really? Thank you all so much. It may take the rest of my life to repay you all for your generosity, support and love! As of today, we have 58 teammates, we have raised $12,088 for the race (combined Booster and Westborough Pancreatic Cancer Research walk/run)
Thank you to my new teammates- MIchelle Gabor, Mary Ann Cassell and Jordyn Calnan.
Thank you new donors-Carlye Atkinson, Ed Weaver, Michelle Gabor, Rebecca Mackey.
Thank you to all you who have donated to support my teammates.
I am so humbled by the generosity of so many people. The list of you to thank and re-thank grows each day. I am not able to keep up and not because I don't want to, but because some days just getting out of bed is a real accomplishment. But I do because I know Candice would want me to and because everyone's support lifts my spirits.
Since my last post, three more folks joined my team (bringing it up to 55 runners/walkers). Thank you Kerry Calnan, Sara Hammond, and Vanessa Savas.
We have raised a combined $10,703 as of 5/6/14. This does NOT include those who donated directly to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in memory of Candice.
Thank you to new donors: Kerry Calnon, Patty White, Christine and Sherie Grillon, Kathryn Austin, Jodi Weiner, Anne Hogan and the entire staff at the Audiology Department at the VA Hospital, my aunt Marjorie Phelps, and Megan Campbell. Also, thank you to all who have donated to my teammates.
52 teammates for May 18th! 160 T-Shirts sold! We have raised a combined $9,130 of my $10,000 goal! Amazeballs:)
Special thanks to the latest donors and/or teammates-Alyssa Pozniak, Lynn Hall, Mary Mt Flaherty, Mary Ann Marks, Carly Burton, Christine Jozitis, Christie Swett, Jennifer Royal, Naomi Rivera
If you haven't already, please consider donating a to the: 2014 Westborough Walk/Run