by shellysmomdad (96 Posts), Wed May 16, 2007 01:54 am
Even though we still have contributions trickling in, our totals are pretty much complete.
WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!
The weather was perfect (after last year, almost anything would've been an improvement!!) We were a few bodies short of 300 walkers (about 280, I had hoped for 400). It looks like the funds raised will be just shy of $15,000 (I hoped for more, but it's acceptable).
We had great speakers. Along with Anne, State Representative Cindy Winkler read a proclomation from the Governor's wife. Mary Kenyon, from Iowa City, told her story of losing her son the same week that Shelly passed away. Both were at the same hospital. And Mada Harpster made the drive from Illinois to attend our Walk.
Hailey was the "official starter" of this year's Walk. After releasing a few balloons (PF colors) she lead the Walk with Gamma and Gampa (Brenda and I), Kim (our daughter), Brad (Shelly's husband) & his mom, and Brad's fiance', Michelle.
Overall, a successful day. Ideas are already floating around for next year.
Our efforts to raise awareness will continue...