Thursday, August 27, 2009

initial tally for 2009

Finally got some time this evening to catch up on walk fundraising activities. Thanks to everyone who has donated to Team Teddy Bear's total of $1404 so far in 2009! The current tally for the Hudson Valley Walk is nearly $16,000. The walk takes place one month from yesterday.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

200,000 miles!

Today, on the way home from the Renegades game, our Toyota Sienna minivan passed 200,000 miles. 11 years and still going strong!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

emails sent

I finally got a chance to send out some emails to friends and family asking them to support me and Team Teddy Bear in the 2009 Walk for PKD. I got off to a much earlier start last year - I remember TJ and I working together on this over July 4th weekend.

If you are visiting the blog and want to check out our progress, you can follow along at My own page is And the Hudson Valley Walk page is at And, while you are there visiting, please consider donating to help fund essential PKD research.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

a start

Well, Team Teddy Bear's fundraising is officially kicked off. Every year, TJ saves up all of our nickel deposit cans and bottles and we use the money we get from that as part of our fundraising. Yesterday, we finally returned the large pile which was sitting in the corner of the garage. The tally was 191 bottles, which came to $9.55 cents.

Other than that, I am quite behind in my fundraising process this year. The people who run the walk changed the software which they use, so I lost the address book I had created last year and I need to enter a new one into the system before I cna start sending out any emails. So, I am now scrambling through various places trying to resurrect an email address book so I can contact folks.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

2009 Walk coming soon!

Well, obviously my attempt to get things moving on this blog again earlier this year proved to be a false start. But, hopefully, with the Walk for PKD coming up soon, I can use that as an opportunity to get myself back into the groove.

Yes, the 2009 Walk for PKD is already less than two months away. It will be held on Saturday, September 26th in Bedford Hills Memorial Park - the same location it has been held as long as we've been participating. This will be our family's fourth year particpating.

I've updated the blog here so that everything links to our new web pages for this year's walk. So, please take a moment to check out our team's web pages and consider making a donation to our team. Or, better yet, join us on team Teddy Bear either locally, or as Alexis did last year, in another walk closer to you.