Sunday, October 21, 2012

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Last year, Nick, Addy, Alex & I participated in Walk Now for Autism Speaks together as a family. But this year, we were on Team Express, the team for Addy's elementary school. I set up the team, was the team captain & even coordinated a couple fundraising events.
Our first fundraiser was a breakfast/bake sale for the teachers at Addy's school. The parents brought all the food to the school & we set it up in the lounge.
The teachers came & ate whatever they wanted & made a donation to our team.
I also had a garage sale at my house on the day before the walk.
Between these 2 events, we were able to make a team donation of $275!
And that combined with all the donations made by our team's family & friends, we raised a total of $2860.00! Way to go Team Express!
This year the walk was on October 13th at Reliant Park. There were a lot of people there & I mean A LOT! I wish I would have gotten a picture of the crowd.
Here is our team, Team Express. (We had 35 members sign up, but this is everyone who showed up to walk.)
The beginning of the walk
Hannah brought one of her besties to come walk with us.
Enjoying a ride on daddy's shoulders
I made a sign for each side of the wagon.
Brooke, Chloe, Kelci & me
Our little family after the walk
 The proud parents of an awesome little girl!
We were so happy to be a part of the walk again this year & show our support for Austim Speaks. A big thanks to everyone who walked with us & to everyone who made a donation to Autism Speaks. And to Erin & Johnny for donating our team shirts. We love you all & greatly appreciate the love & support you all give to Addy & to our family.

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