Friday, April 24, 2009

March of Dimes March for Maddie

So tonight was the March of Dimes: March for Maddie. As you can see in my "Wordless Wednesday" post I carefully designed t-shirts for my family to wear to tonight's event and I MUST say that we all looked AWESOME! We showed up to the Topeka Zoo all in purple with our purple star balloons tied up everywhere as well and were ready to 'rock and roll'. I must say my heart was beaming with pride for partaking in this event in honor of Madeline Alice Spohr. It was amazing to see just how many people support the March of Dimes and were dressed to the 9's in their purple garb. I'm patiently awaiting as we speak for invitation approval into the "flicker" group to upload photos of the event for the Spohr family and I can't wait to add ours and to take a gander at everyone else's photos who have already participated in a walk. I may or may not have taken a TON of pictures at the event, here are a few for you to be the judge....

Gerrad and Macie outside the Zoo after the walk

Lindsey and I before the walk began all decked out in our Maddie T's

Addaline and I before the walk began, she obviously didn't get the memo about saying 'CHEESE'

The Hall family before the walk
This walk was truly an inspiring thing for me, it really opened my eyes to the dangers of prematurity and touched my heart more than I will EVER be able to describe. Thank you Heather for being an inspiration and being such a wonderful advocate for your baby girl!!


1 comment:

Sunny Mom said...

You look awesome! Thank you for walking in the March of Dimes. I see it first hand every week and the impact on these babies! Our walk is May 3rd but I can't walk because of my adoption parenting class is that day. I am sad! We are all sporting our shirts at work!