What a month! We walked, we ran, we rode. We made lemon food and wore yellow clothes. We talked about it here, there and everywhere. All with one goal- to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
This has become my favorite time of year for our little corner of the internet. Running for a cause, and seeing the momentum build among our community of friends is nothing short of amazing. Watching our miles and donations climb every day, exchanging shouty-caps texts with Mer because we’re so excited about our team’s successes, seeing that my own local friends have joined our team or donated, reading Megan’s almost daily Facebook posts just pushing for more donations (Megan really should go into professional fundraising because she’s a rockstar, and not at all pushy about it, either.) And of course, the running. I am actually running regularly again and it feels almost as good as my donation to ALSF did.
I just have to say it again- WHAT A MONTH!
First, I have to thank our team. Together, we logged 1,871.13 miles. We all deserve a refreshing glass of lemonade!
But that’s not all…
Together, we helped raise $2,070 for childhood cancer!
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has funded over 450 projects with the goal of curing pediatric cancer, so you know those funds are being used for something GOOD. I’m raising my glass to you, Team Scootadoot:
Thank you. Thank you, very much.
At the beginning of the month, we told you about a few rewards we had…
For the second year in a row, our top fundraiser is Megan! Her posts to Facebook and Instagram were funny, heartfelt, and obviously very effective. Megan, you’re the BEST! I’m sending you big hugs from Florida.
Our next award goes to Bonnie, for logging the most miles this month: 193.90! High fives to you, girl!
And finally, the winner of our random draw for our #onwednesdayswewearyellow campaign is Jenn! I like your style, Jenn!
Thank you, Megan, Bonnie, and Jenn! We’ll be in touch to get your prizes to you. We’re so grateful to have you on our team!
On a personal note, our #journey2amillion was exactly the push I needed to start running regularly again. And it only took two weeks of that for Meridith to convince me to run the Disney World Half Marathon with her in January. Looks like we’ll be having a lot of virtual runs over the next few months.
This is my last blog post for the foreseeable future. I love my Scootadoot chicks! When I say we all became friends within minutes of meeting, I really do mean it. But life is beautiful and crazy here, and I’m a girl who likes to volunteer for all the things, which leaves very little time for me to share my story on the internet. I’ll still be running and reading though (especially here!)- link your blog for me, please? I’ve enjoyed talking running with all of you, and I thank you for reading. Happy Friday, runner friends!
Brooke, thank you for pulling this together. You have been such an amazing force for ALSF <3
You know I'm super sad that you won't be posting, but I'm staying strong because I don't have to miss you (any more than I miss you because FL and MA are stupid far away from each other).
You don’t have to miss me, I’ll still bug you via email and text message, B! Love you!
You have been such an AWESOME Chick and an even more awesome FRIEND. I love you, I love all we’ve done for ALSF together, and I can’t wait to be together in January. <3
Thank you! Love you, Mer and I can’t wait to see you in January!
First of all, congrats Megan, Bonnie and Jenn! Way to go ladies! I’m so excited that we surpassed the $2K goal! Thanks to each and every person who ran, donated and participated.
And B, You are amazing! I love you loads and still look back on our first meeting (seriously, instant friends) and am looking ahead to many more gatherings, runs, meals and hugs with you! Love you lots! xo
More running and more hugs! Love you too, Vic.