Wow. We did it again!
October 01, 2017
BENEFITING: UnityPoint Health Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2017
I signed up to be a Blank Children’s All Star, which means I joined an incredible team of humans who are going the extra mile by running in one of the IMT Des Moines Marathon weekend events and raising money for Blank Children's Hospital. I am training to run the 5K on October 16th, with a goal of raising $250.
I am the mother to an incredible little boy. Teddy is the greatest gift I have ever been given. With all the incredible joys and fun moments that come with raising a little human - there also comes a lot of worry. The small part of my brain that will never shut off and one of the biggest worries: Is he healthy? What happens if he gets sick?
I walk through the halls of our hospital every day. I see sick children and it is so easy for me to put myself in their parents shoes. It's scary to think about. Tim and I are so incredibly blessed to have a healthy child. It's not the case for everyone.
I'm comforted to know that if we ever have a situation where Teddy needs help, Blank Children's is here. I've seen first hand the impact and comfort many of the programs and services have on our patients and their families.
One of these incredible programs is Child Life. Child Life is the “heart” of Blank Children’s, and since it is supported 100% through philanthropic dollars, it can also be said that donors are the “heart” of Child Life. I’m asking you to support the important work of Child Life, patients and families at Blank Children’s and my personal race journey by making a donation to my fundraising page. I hope to reach my goal by October 7.
I will keep you posted on the progress of my training! Thank you for helping me cross the finish line – for the race and for Blank Children’s! You are the BEST!