Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WalkAmerica Awards!!!

Tonight we attended our second annual March of Dimes WalkAmerica awards. Last year they were held at Comerica Park, and we got to watch a Tiger's game. This year they were held at the newly opened MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Detroit, so we got to blow a whole $5 on absolutely nothing in less than 30 seconds.

Last year I received an award for being the #7 individual walker for our region. This year I got an award for being the #2 individual walker, and another award for being the top family team at our walk site!!!!!!!!! Pretty cool, huh? I need to find out how much the #1 walker raised, so I know where to set our goal this spring;)

It's such a small world too... Right when we got there I spotted a girl (woman? lady? chick? I never know what to say there...I'll stick with girl because that's what I would prefer myself) that John and I went to high school with. She was there with her husband, who also went to our high school, and their 4-year-old twin girls, Sydney and Olivia, who are former 25 weekers. Her girls were so cute and really reminded us of H and E. They made us miss our girls and wish that we had brought them with us...well, kinda. On the other hand, a night out sans kids was pretty nice too.

6 comments:

kellarsmommy said...

Congrats!!!! I remember looking at your walk america page and was blown away at the support and donations you had gotten, you did a awesome job!!! yea ya know i prefer to be called a "girl" too, to me woman sounds old and we all know that 30 is the new 20...

Andrea said...

Congratulations! Very inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Billie!You did a wonderful job! I know you will exceed your goal next year!
Looking forward to the walk next spring!
Dawn

Brooklyn said...

Congratulations Billie, that is awesome!!!

Tom Szczepanski said...

Great Job with Walk America. Isn't it great to see all the folks in our commmunity dedicated to enhancing the lives of babies! Congratulations to you... keep it going!

MarchofDimesTeamYouth said...

Congrats on your awards!

Your continued help and support is needed!

You may have heard the news …WalkAmerica is now called March for Babies. Our new name makes it very clear who we’re walking for ― all babies.

Now we need your help in getting the word out. Whether it’s in a blog, an email to friends or by putting this badge on your website … every mention of our new name helps.

Visit our Web site at http://www.marchforbabies.org/SpreadtheWord for our new logo and other materials to help us spread the word.

While our event name is different, our mission remains the same. March of Dimes is still the champion for babies – raising funds needed for research and programs that make a difference in the lives of babies and their families.

We appreciate your ongoing support. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at marchforbabies@marchofdimes.com if you have any questions about our new name or our event.

One day all babies will be born healthy, but we have to walk to get there.

Thank you,
March for Babies Team

March of Dimes Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605