Monday, May 18, 2009
This is what I am doing today
The walk was fabulous - t-shirts notwithstanding - some of our national staff joked that we'd decorate the other side of the shirts and do a "nipples for NAMI" fundraiser. ;)
Seriously - it was sunny, and we had more than 500 more walkers than last year - many of whom had never come to the event before - all of that awareness was fantastic!
1,780 bottles of water and more than 1,000 cookies later, we are still counting money (and still accepting donations until July 17, hint, hint) and I am taking today off. Yeah, I can't stay away - I've checked e-mail a couple of times and updated the web site - but mostly I am coasting on my new high of relaxation.
By the way- Mr RK, in addition to helping move and load stuff all weekend, and being my event photographer, and helping all day yesterday, is treating me to a manicure and pedicure. (And yes, he's straight! Read it and weep!) :)
I was so thrilled to raise more than $1,200 (so far - all of you can still show your love by donating five bucks!) because I don't run in wealthy circles. (Or walk or swim in them...you get the point.) This was so touching to me because most of the donations I received were $10 or $20 - and so many people gave! (Thanks again, Green Tea!)
And I had amazing volunteers...point being that so many people were so sweet, thoughtful, and helpful - I'll try to revisit this when I get back to work tomorrow and the irritating shitheads start calling ;)