Monday, October 5, 2009

Our JDRF Walk

Our 2009 Team, "Kids That Care"

What a great day!  Good weather.  Good food.  Great friends.  And loving support!  On Saturday, October 3, 2009, we participated in the Inland Empire's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.  It was held at Guasti Regional Park in Ontario, California.

For the past couple years, we have been a part of a team, Kids That Care, which was formed by Kaitlyn M.  You may remember her from our recent interview with Kaitlyn.  She and her family warmly welcomed us onto their team.

This year several of C's little friends joined in the effort.  It was heart-warming to see their enthusiasm and support for something so close to our hearts.  I think C really felt appreciative and excited that they were there to walk with us!

Then, there's the teacher support that was given.  We have a great staff at the kids' elementary school.  They really go out of their way to get to know the complete kid!  We have felt tremendous support over the years.  Some have come out to sporting events.  A large group offered their support and encouragement for our family at a breast cancer walk after my treatment.  And, every year at the JDRF walk, there they are.  This year, the entire 2nd grade team showed up, smiling, hugging and ready to do the 5K.  How special is that for our little C?!!  As a bonus, our favorite kindergarten teacher (all three of our kids were in her class) came out to the walk again, as she has done each year since Kaitlyn had her for kindergarten 8 years ago!  They are special people.

It was a great time of raising funds and raising awareness.  Friends, family and teachers helped make it so. 

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