Saturday was our fifth JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, with the awesome Halloween theme of "Say BOO! to Diabetes!" I love that. I'm trying to find "Boobert", this year's walk logo - he's the cutest little ghostie wearing JDRF snakers. :) This year, I served as a "staff" person, since next year I will be one of the co-Family Walk Chairpeople. (Chairpersons?) Holy guacamole, I knew it was a giant undertaking, putting on the world's largest JDRF walk, but really? I had *no* idea exactly how hard it really would be. I finally cashed it in after being at the park for a 11.5 hours; I think the real staffers were there at least another couple of hours, and they were there all day Friday setting up as well. Missy Miss and I went over for a couple of hours on Friday, too, but really, it was nothing compared to the total number of hours required.
The good news is that the weather was the best it's been in the 5 years we've been going, and despite the crummy economy there was a great turnout. No idea on the money yet; I do hope that enough came in to at least meet last year's walk, though I won't be terribly shocked if it doesn't happen. Many, many of the families I know said that they did not raise as much as they did last year.
The bad news? Once again, no pictures. I had no camera with me; I was so focused on getting there before sunrise and trying to learn all I could that I spaced out taking a camera with me. I am not a good scrapbooker! My membership in Scrappers Anonymous is going to be revoked....again.
Visit Wendy's blog or Kelly's blog for a few lovely pictures of the event - Wendy even snapped one of Missy Miss eating a donut with her own Miss Addy! (Funny, I never heard anything about her having a donut....)
I look so forward to the day when we don't have to have a walk, but instead we have a "remember when the cure was discovered" party. Then we will really be able to say BOO! to diabetes.
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