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
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
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)