|Posted by 4pawsforalex on May 16, 2009 at 7:14 PM|
*** Walk for Epilepsy Day ***
Well the day started very early at 6:30am we were up and getting ready so we could leave by 7:30-7:45AM to be at check-in by 8:30am. Alex slept until ~7AM this morning but once he was up he was very excited.
We packed our pop-up canopy, folding chairs, and a cooler full of drinks (water & juice boxes). When we got there we set up our area (see pictures)
Then we had to wait until ~10:15am for the walk to start, we heard stories that the previous years they had like 87 people in 2007, 117 in 2008 and over 600 people registered this year. At least the kids could play around on the grass while we waited.
Finally, they called out that the walk was starting; we were all lined up and ready to go. Alex's Angels consisted of: Alex, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Deanna, Auntie Penny, Cousin Francesca, Auntie Erin, Cousin Rachel, Auntie Janell, Mike, Kaylie, Lexie, Sydney, Auntie Joy, Henry and of course Honor.
The walk started out very slow, you can imagine over six hundred people walking 2.5 miles around Artesani Park in Brighton, MA right on Soldier Field Road along the banks of the Charles River. Once we got several hundred yards things started to open up a little.
After the walk was over they had prepared a BBQ lunch for people consisting of Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Chicken & Ribs. The kids sat down to eat an italian ice while the girls went to get food.
After eating lunch, some of us decided to go around for another lap, the people were: Alex's Dad, Alex, Honor, Auntie Erin, Auntie Janell and her family. During this second lap around the park, Alex was in charge of taking pictures and to tell you the truth there were only like 5 or 6 pictures that were random shots of the ground.
Once we got back from our second lap it was time to pack up and go home. All in all we only raised $210.00 plus our $50 registration fee for our team, partly because we didn't get the donation web site set up until 2-3 days before event. In fact our team didn't even make the T-shirts they gave out, there was an Alexa's Angels, so maybe we will just say the T-shirts were mis-printed ;). Our Donation page is however active all year long, so we will have a jump start on the next walk that they have. Our team goal is to raise $5,000 under the team name Alex's Angels.
Please visit: www.firstgiving.com/alexs-angels/) Please check it out and donate anything you can, every penny helps.
Anyway that is all for now.
We are also going to post some pictures that we took when we took the kids to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut several weeks ago.