We did it!
The JDRF One Walk was held last Sunday in nearly perfect conditions. Sunny, cool, breezy, mayfly-free (a big deal on City Island in Harrisburg!), and really just a picturesque location. We truly had an Army of supporters there to support Davis and cheer him on. And I always try and take a step back to appreciate that. I like to remind HIM of that as well, that all of the funds we raise, all of the shirts we sell, all of the attention and love is because of him. I might coax some people along from time to time, but truly Davis is the heart (and pancreas!) of the operation.
What started out as an attempt to at least reach our initial goal of $7,500, took on a life of its own. Our expectations for this year were not that high because we have been doing this for a few years, and interest often wains. But my dear family and friends, what we saw this year was incredible. What we saw this year was not just another effort in fundraising and support. What we saw was an actual movement.
And as we try to process all this goodness directed our way, it continues to come our way. Several people have contacted us about still donating, and still buying tee shirts. Both options are still possible. If we get enough interest I can place another shirt order. I'll advertise this on its own.
As we sit in amazement while the dust settles, we must look ahead as well. The official kickoff of our 2017 campaign will be Saturday, March 11, when we hold our Third Annual Cabaret Night. We are excited to announce it will be held in town this year, at Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works. Such a great community partner!
We must thank you all again for the generosity, support, prayers, and love you have given. This is an amazing effort, and shows why we are not just a team, but an ARMY! Thank you for being our light.
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