Today I had lunch with my friend and former co-worker, Tonya. In case you don't remember, she's my friend who battled (and defeated) cancer last year and the mother of two girls (now ages 2 and 4). She's my inspiration for joining the Light the Nigh Walk (and the team captain). Our walk is on Saturday!! I can't wait. We talked about it at lunch. She and her husband are both on the team and they're bringing the kids too, so they can be share the experience. It's going to be emotional. Tonya was tearing up just thinking about it -- and the walk hasn't even happened yet.
The good news I want to share with you guys about the walk. I made my fundraising goal!!! Beat it by $20. And the even cooler news -- Tonya's goal was to get ten people on her team and have the team raise $1,000. As of now, Tonya's team has 18 people and has raised $2,690!!! Go Team! We blew Tonya's goal out of the water! Thank you so much if you we able to contribute to the walk. I really appreciate it...and I know it will make a difference in the fight against cancer.
I've been saving this video to post on my blog for a long time -- as part of my efforts to encourage people to support Tonya's team. But since we met our goals, I don't need to encourage more donations (although it's definitely still appreciated) -- but I think this video is really good...so I'm posting it here anyway for you all to watch.
It was a video that aired during the Stand Up 2 Cancer event that was on TV a couple of weeks ago.