Monday, May 11, 2015


As we've done for the past five years, on Saturday, we hosted our annual blood drive - and it was the best one yet! Besides Georgia and Ivy's World Famous Lemonade Stand, we added a Kids' Charity Fair, with tables set up by neighborhood kids and friends.They sold a variety of treats and treasures for donations to Ivy's campaign for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, and we raised $323! In addition, we collected 27 units of blood, bringing our five-year total to over 300! So I'd say again that three is a magic number since we celebrated Georgia's third year off treatment with three events in one week and raised a total of over $3000!!! It's been a whirlwind, but so much fun, and well worth the work. Thank you to everyone who donated, participated, and supported - we couldn't do it without you!

 Three years!!!

Yesterday was Mother's Day but it was also a special birthday. Jared is the son of our dear friend, and fellow Peachy Keen, Alyson, and for his 21st birthday, friends and family donated "candles" for his cake. Through their generosity, our Hero Fund broke the $30,000 mark for 2015! Incredible! Now we've got our eye on our next goal - a total of $100K since 2010. We're nearing $90K, so it's definitely within reach! If you'd like to help get us there and help fund life-saving research, click HERE to donate.

We closed out the weekend with a third celebration, the swim team banquet. Georgia has gained so much from this experience - physical strength, more self-confidence, and many new friends - and we are very proud of her success. She was recognized for Academic All District (meaning she made straight As during the season - and beyond ...), but the highlight of the night was when she received the award for Heart of a Champion. Sigh. I really can't think of any better way to describe Georgia. Can you?

1 comment:

  1. Honored to be a Peachy Keen and contribute to Georgia's Hero Fund!!!