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Santa Barbara WAT Results!! - Updated 5/29


Santa Barbara WAT Results!! - Updated 5/29

Postby julie f » Mon May 22, 2006 01:07 am

by julie f (7993 Posts), Mon May 22, 2006 01:07 am

Well, I am in tears as I write this... AWESOME JOB CALIFORNIA!!!! Not only did we bring some much-needed attention to this disease, we also raised more than $6000!!!!!!!! The total that I have right now is $6185 but we have a few more donations coming in!

I don't have the exact number of walkers yet but I believe it to be right about 100 (not including kids), I'll have to go count extra T-Shirts.

Thank you so much to everyone that participated and all those that couldn't but sent us their well-wishes. The day was more than I could have ever hoped for. I had to catch my breath as I watched a sea of white T-shirts fill up our path. It was quite the site, I know that we are making a difference here.

I have to share a little story - as walkers were coming back and we were starting to clean up/break down the area, a woman pushing her son in a stroller approached my husband and I and asked what was going on. Turns out that she had preeclampsia with her son, he was born 8.5 weeks early. She didn't know about the event and was on her way somewhere else, but she said that something told her that she should walk through the park instead of her planned route. So she did and there we were...

Walkers are sending me their pictures so when I get them all, I'll post some pics.

Thank you again so much to everyone, THANK YOU!!!!!

Now, get ready for next year!!
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Postby lorelei » Mon May 22, 2006 08:03 am

by lorelei (3788 Posts), Mon May 22, 2006 08:03 am

That's awesome Julie!!!!! Great job!!
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Postby timelessbeauty » Mon May 22, 2006 08:49 am

by timelessbeauty (1712 Posts), Mon May 22, 2006 08:49 am

You did such a (fill in all positive and extremely encouraging adjectives here) job with your WAT! These great events cannot happen without committed, creative and passionate volunteers such as yourself and all the others that have hosted WATs last year and this year! Hats off to all making a difference!
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Postby jillmushet » Mon May 22, 2006 12:06 am

by jillmushet (860 Posts), Mon May 22, 2006 12:06 am

So glad to hear the great news! Fantastic WAT!
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Postby arj » Mon May 22, 2006 01:15 pm

by arj (1251 Posts), Mon May 22, 2006 01:15 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! You rock, Julie. Hope to see you ladies next year!
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Postby hmoore » Mon May 22, 2006 08:00 pm

by hmoore (552 Posts), Mon May 22, 2006 08:00 pm

That is wonderful! Congrats on such a great walk!!!
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Postby keneke68 » Mon May 22, 2006 10:34 pm

by keneke68 (530 Posts), Mon May 22, 2006 10:34 pm

You did Awesome Julie!!!![:)] CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!
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Postby julie f » Tue May 23, 2006 02:31 am

by julie f (7993 Posts), Tue May 23, 2006 02:31 am

Thanks ladies but I can't take all the credit! We three members from the PF and two from the Hellp Syndrome Society, as well as wonderful friends and family of the PF! It was so nice to be able to meet and talk with people in person versus emails...!

Believe it or not, a few checks are STILL coming in! I will update later this week with a new total.


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Postby shellysmomdad » Tue May 23, 2006 10:52 pm

by shellysmomdad (96 Posts), Tue May 23, 2006 10:52 pm

Julie,
Congratulations on a successful WAT!
Regarding the lady who approached you after the WAT, we had something similar happen after the WAT in Davenport. A couple with their child in a stroller came up to me after the Walk. They had driven from Chicago to participate in our Walk. She had PE with her child. She thanked us for organizing the Walk, and expressed interest in helping organize a Walk in Chicago next year.
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Postby tommysmommy21004 » Fri May 26, 2006 01:18 am

by tommysmommy21004 (1215 Posts), Fri May 26, 2006 01:18 am

Congratulations Julie and all of the other California walkers for doing such an awesome job!
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