Wednesday, September 23, 2009

AHA Start! Heart Walk 2009

Thanks to all who came out this year to the Heart Walk and got your walk on in honor of our little heart diva as well as the many other children and families affected by Congenital Heart Defects(CHD). We had a pretty good turnout, thought not as large as our first year. Oh well, just gives me that much more motivation to get out there next year and really recruit all of you who didn't show(excluding the ones who couldn't , you were there with us in our hearts that day ;).

We started this tradition of participating in the walk just last year. It was the first time I had really heard of the walk and knew instantly this was something we wanted to do not only to help promote awareness, even if only locally, but to make a lovely tradition we do yearly, JUST for Ava. Something she can look back on and be proud of. Seeing how so many of her friends and family spend months soliciting donations, recruiting team members, ordering shirts and come out much too early for a Saturday, to walk 1 or 3 miles, just for her. A very small tribute to the little girl who has already endured more than most of us ever will in our entire lives.

With that being said, I truly hope to see more family and friends out in the coming years! :) It's really for a great cause and is probably the best you will ever feel waking up before 8am on a Saturday. Plus, it only takes less than an hour to do the 5k walk, and it's just one day a year! ;) Another gigantic, heartfelt THANK YOU to those who have joined us the last two years, you all are amazing!

Not many photos taken this year, but here are a few, the above picture is the image that I put on the back of Ava's shirt, it's perfect!...

1 comment:

Carey said...

I would really like to do this next year. It seems like a great thing!