We've had some really fun experiences so far being the March for Babies Ambassador Family. Last Friday we received our local 'Sugarhouse Journal' and look who made the front page! The article is HERE - so fun to see and the paper version had an extra picture on the inside.
This is from our very first Roller Derby we attended a few weeks ago. Wasatch Roller Derby is a great organization that donates most of its proceeds to charitable organizations. The derby team contacted the March of Dimes and wanted us to speak and attend their event. I had no idea what a huge following roller derby has. I asked Blake if he would do the speaking and figured it would be the team and 20 or so other people but there were easily a couple hundred people at their event at the Salt Palace. Blake and Lucy did great and 40% of the night's proceeds went to the March of Dimes!
A week after the derby we were invited as guests to the March for Babies Corporate kick off breakfast event at the Sheraton downtown. I collected a bunch of photos of us in the NICU, at past walks and plenty of her 'superstar' pictures over the past (almost) four years which was presented in a slide show. I spoke to the audience of corporate teams and sponsors and held it together pretty well. I kind of thought Blake would take a picture during my big stage debut but...no. We met a lot of great people who do so much to help the March of Dimes - it was a great event to get us pumped up for May!
Lucy helped the MOD staff with the raffle.
Our next event will be a radio interview this Friday February 25 at 3:30 pm. Blake and I will be interviewed on the Person to Person show on AM 630 K-Talk. This will just be a quick ten minute interview but we're excited for the opportunity to spread the word about the march. If you find yourself randomly tuning the AM dial Friday afternoon - tune in - but just don't make fun of us if we sound like chumps. I'm nervous but Blake lovingly reminded me that probably only like 9 people will be listening.
I am so excited for this year's march and it sounds like we're going to once again have great support from all of our family and friends. Again, if you want to register with our team you can join at www.marchforbabies.org/codi21 and click on 'Walk with Me'. If you'd rather not actually register just send me an email letting me know you are planning on walking so I can include you on Team Lucy Bug! emails. If you would like to donate to our team click the sidebar to the right. We are also planning our 2nd Annual Team Lucy Bug! bake sale and if you are interested in contributing something to the sale let me know. The bake sale is a couple of months away but my aunt Kim and cousin Alisa are already planning and we'd love to know if we'll have any other contributors and what you will plan on making! We really appreciate your support!