Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Spirit Wheel Walk Run for Spina Bifida - 2010

Well another year is done.  No more charity whoring for me until at least January 2011.  We raised over $1400 for the Spina Bifida Association of Ontario thanks to the generous support of my friends, family, bloggers and a bunch of fantastic donations from my favorite authors.  Most importantly we got out the word about what spina bifida is and brought attention to the challenges faced by those living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus

Thank you all for your generous support and for putting up with all my posts, conversations, emails, newsletters and phone calls -- you can once again take comfort that I won't be hitting you up for anything  -- well until I start again in 2011.  I want to do something different next year to raise money so I would love to hear some ideas and suggestions. Also would love a heads up on authors you would like me to contact next year.

As for all you authors who donated your books, I just want you to know how impressed and touched I am by your generosity.  You are not only talented individuals you are truly decent people to do so much for someone you don't even know.  I love you all and will now spend the rest of the year promoting your work so that I can selfishly keep you writing for my amusement and entertainment -- ok and for others to find out about your talents -- but really it is all for me ; )

Here are some pictures from this years event. We had to cut the walk short due to the crappy weather -- but hopefully we still brought some attention to the cause

For winners of the raffle please see here

No more charity crap ok Mom!

No more crying Jesse!

My sister Tracy

Natasha A.

Melanie and Natasha w/ their prizes

All the signed books & none for me ; (

Other prize table

The stragglers - the hot guy in yellow is my hubby!

yearly backside pic

Crazy Carianne!

My sister, brother in law and Jesse

Hiding from the rain before we left - waiting for last minute walkers

The End - another year done (I'm the soaked one in green & Jake is beside me looking sooo unimpressed)

Monday, June 21, 2010

2010 SWWR: Jake's Journey

I cannot believe I didn't post the details about the walk this year -- life is just so crazy right now.  Anyway enough whining -- here's the facts man

Jake's Journey - Spirit Wheel Walk Run 2010

Date:  Saturday June 26, 2010
Time: 11:00 - 1:00

The walk this year starts at 108 Hickman St.  We walk Hickman St to Hwy 50. Than proceed South on Hwy 50 to the McDonalds.  We stop for a quick bite to eat and than walk back to 108 Hickman.

Anyone is welcome to join us -- and really hope you will.  Let's make Spina Bifida a household name

If you would like to donate please go to CanadaHelps

  • Under the Charity Profile click on the Donate Now button
  • Choose Amount to donate
  • Donation Frequency: One time donation
  • Under Fund/Designation from the drop down menu choose "2010 SWWR: Jake's Journey"
  • Fill out rest of form and click on Continue
  • Continue with rest of process
Thank you for donating to this worthy cause and for those living with the challenges of Spina Bifida

If you have any questions or need further information please contact Jennifer Rayment

If you are interested I am also selling raffle tickets for signed books and other items at Rayment's Readings Rants and Ramblings

Here is a picture of my beautiful (and devilish) little Jake so you can put a face to Spina Bifida (Jake is the older boy in the picture)