Sunday was the 1st Annual Walk for Wishes, a fundraising event for Make A Wish. Most of you know that Tylor was granted his wish in December 2008 to meet Brett Favre. Make A Wish is a organization we always donate to because they do such great things for kids suffering from deadly diseases and illnesses. Walk for Wishes was a great way for Tylor's families to show their support for future wishes and get some exercise in the process.
It was cold waiting for the walk to start but once we got going it was beautiful out. Sy started pushing Ty first and I think they thought it was a race, it took me a little bit to catch up with them. It was so neat to see all the green shirts walking going down the street. The Walkin' 4 Tylor team had over 50 people walking!! We got quite a few honks throughout the morning.
2010 WALKIN' 4 TYLOR TEAM
Gabby, Tylor and Sam after the walk
When we finished the walk we were greeted by Make A Wish volunteers...Ty gave them a big high five. When most of the walkers got back it was time for the awards and to find out how much we raised. The volunteers talked about how Make A Wish impacts families suffering with illnesses and diseases. They explained that the average wish costs $9000. Make A Wish of Iowa granted over 266 wishes in 2009. Then for the total raised that day....drum roll please between sponsors and walkers the final total was over $32,000!!! HOW AMAZING.
I know you are probably wondering if the Walkin' 4 Tylor team won anything. Yes we did! We won the award for the Largest Walk Team. We didn't win for the most donations raised but we did pretty good, with online donations and donations turned in that day we were close to $1800!!
We want to THANK our sponsors WHITE CONSTRUCTION, WAGNER'S NURSERY, NATIONAL NIEMANN-PICK FOUNDATION, PEGASUS PROPERTIES, BAUER CONSTRUCTION, KNICKER'S SALOON, ELITE OUTDOORS UNLIMITED, TRI-STATE SCREEN PRINTING, TRI-STATE TRAVEL, CAPRI COLLEGE, AND OPALUS SALON.