Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jesse's Girls Run for ALS

As many of you know, Christina, Emily and I started the team "Jesse's Girls" to participate in Betty's Run for ALS. As the word spread, we had many people sign up to walk/run with us and to contribute to our fundraising goal of $10,000.

We ended up with over 60 people participating with us and raising over $13,000 as a team! Special thanks to the Three Sisters and the Beaulieu Family for your added fundraising efforts!

My dad was one of several people with ALS who participated in the walk. He was so strong and I was so proud of him! There was quite a cheer and a few tears when he came across the finish line. Around 50 other friends and family participated in the walk with him. I along with 10 others braved the 8km run and were encouraged and cheered on by our fellow walkers.

Our team, the sea of lime green, was easy to spot thanks to Don Taniguchi. His firm LTNS Accounting, sponsored team t-shirts for the events. You could spot anyone from a mile away!

It was a great day! We look forward to raising more money next year and having more people come out and participate with us!

THANK YOU to everyone who was a part of it!

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