Saturday, March 17, 2012

Charity Causes

Everyone needs a cause! 
My cause is the Breast Cancer issue.

I am a survivor and support the cure for this disease, but yesterday, hubby and I went with my daughter to support another cause.  We volunteered, helping with the race entrant bib pickup for our local Shamrock Run.  There were over 32,000 entrants to the run/walk that will be held tomorrow, Sunday, in the downtown area of Portland Oregon. I love this because it is for the children too! Runners and walkers of every capability are included! YAY!

The thing I like about this run is that the proceeds go to another charity that I also support--The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Portland Oregon (pronounced simply Dornbecker).  Our grand daughter has been treated there for a serious rare disease and she has had awesome care!  Awesome doctors, awesome staff!  She's doing well, now; isn't she cute?!

So this is a BIG THANK YOU to everyone participating in tomorrows race. And a thank you to all the sponsors! Here's just a few pictures from last years event so you will get the flavor of the day!

Thanks to everyone!
P.S. Hop on over to Beverly's blog to see what others are posting for St. Paddy's Day. 


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What an excellent post! What a neat idea and great philanthropies you are involved it.

Yes, your granddaughter is a true beauty - her good health shows through in her pretty smile.

Neat post and I wish it all great success.

I too am a big supported of BCR - my best friend in the entire world died from that dreaded disease, at the age of 42.

I am praying for a cure daily.

Keep on living, I am glad to know you are a survivor - praying for you, too.

Happiest of SPD to you and yours.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

A fun day for a great cause...what could be better :)

Rose said...

This race sounds like a great opportunity and a lot of fun, too.

LV said...

Each of you are doing some very good things for various causes. More people need to do this. Bless you and family.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink n Green Saturday! Great fun for a fabulous cause! Bravo!

Thanks for sharing!


chubskulit said...

So much fun!

Pink slippers, hope you'd come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!

Splendid Little Stars said...

The race looks like it has a lot of fun built around it! Yes, your granddaughter is VERY cute!!

storybeader said...

it looks like a good time! And she is a cutie (I love to swim too, and was on the HS swim team) {:-D

BeadedTail said...

Such a wonderful cause! It's great you were able to help out!

Kathleen said...

She certianly is lovely! So glad she is doing well, now! Looks like a fun event - hope they did well this year.

Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun! And a great day for it too- glad everyone has their health and that you can no work to help others!