We’ve done tallies to date for the amount of money raised with ‘Time for a Cure.’ $9,000. Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I do expect a bit more money to come in as I know of a few people who are still planning to donate and I have a few cheques sitting here at home, and just received a few more cheques in the mail today, but $9,000 is what we’ve got so far! So thank you!! It’s less than my huge initial goal of $25,000, but I figure go big or go home, so that’s where my goal came from. Everything anyone donates matters, and $9,000 is a decent part of the way to funding a research grant, so I’m happy. Plus, it was the most relaxing way to raise $9,000 ever!!
To everyone who took the time to post a picture and story, thank you. It was heartwarming (and funny) reading your stories (truly) and fun to see your pictures. I hope that two years from now when we do ‘Time for a Cure’ again, the idea will grow and we’ll be able to read even more stories and see even more pictures. From the people who I talked to who spent their day together in honour of Trey and other kids fighting for a cure for MPS, it sounded like a meaningful day for them. Just being with family and/or friends and appreciating what we have was awesome.
Too often we run around, busying ourselves with the stuff in life that doesn’t matter. ‘Time for a Cure’ was meant to pause the busyness of our lives just for a little while to take a deep breath and be grateful for what we have. I hope it worked for you. It did for us. If you didn’t get a chance to post a story and picture, you can do it in two years. And you can come to Tacos for Trey next year on the first Saturday in May 2010. If you would still like to make a donation, I plan on doing one final tally of money donated in mid-June, so you can still make a donation towards ‘Time for a Cure’… you never know, maybe we’ll make it to my $25,000 goal!
Take care, lots of love, and thank you.
Deb, Ry, and kiddos