So much to do, so little
I am still trying to get back to all the beautiful SITS gals who took the time to greet me with warmth and sisterhood on my SITS day on Friday...but I just haven't been able to make a dent as of yet.
Today I had lunch with some members of the MS Society in Pomona -- quite a drive for me but well worth it. I toured the most beautiful rehab facility I have ever seen called 'Casa Colina' in Pomona, CA. What they do there is admirable and is in direct correlation with why I fundraise.
Anyhoo, I just got back and wanted you lovely guys 'n gals to know that I haven't forgotten about you.
Those of you who have graciously offered to help me with my cause by donating items for the MS Walk raffle (again, 100% of the proceeds go to the MS Society and all the dedicated work they do to end this affliction) -- I love you. I do. Is that weird? No need to get police protection -- as of yet -- I am simply expressing my immense gratitude and thanks. I love anyone who can step outside of themselves and see a need and to then go even further and get proactive.
We've all done it -- we've all seen a cause on here and contributed. I did even when I had next to nothing to do so. So, when people then do something for me and my cause, I need to make sure it's understood that I know what it is to give and how hard it is to part with something -- whether it be money or items -- and I need to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Keep 'em coming, blog friends (kindly see my last two previous posts): Every hour of every day in the United States (seriously, look it up -- it's startling!), someone will be diagnosed with MS.
My friend, Scott, whom I walk for, once told me that if there's just one thing I can convey on his behalf when fundraising and raising MS awareness is: "Just how completely debilitating MS is".
*Trivia: Multiple Sclerosis translates literally to mean 'Many Scars'.
By the way, for anyone who donates anything; I will be happy to give you a Tax I.D. form so you can claim it on next years taxes (again, see below post for details on how you can help). :)
Back tomorrow to return the blog love to my bloggy friends and 'SITStas'.
Peace and serenity.