Thursday, September 24, 2009

two more days until the walk

Two more days until our chapter's Walk for PKD. Our walk has now raised over $44,000. I believe we are poised to actually beat last year's total - which I find amazing considering the hit the economy has taken over the last 12 months. There seem to be quite a number of new walkers and walk teams this year who are getting involved and helping to raise more funds, and hopefully more awareness as well. I'm looking forward to this walk being the best one yet.

Our team managed to take the prize for most walkers with $50 or more raised - and our grand total is now $3645. I couldn't ask for a better team, and, even after four years of doing this, am overwhelmed by the amount of support I receive from friends and family in our fundraising efforts! Thank you all!

Here's the latest update from Heidi:

Hello Team Captains!

The Walk for PKD is almost here! We are thrilled to have so many walk teams participating in the Hudson Valley Walk this year- and some amazing fundraisers. We have already raised enough money to fund a year of a research fellowship- we really are doing something to help end PKD!

Congratulations to our most recent "Team Tuesday" prizewinners... Team Teddy Bear will receive a picnic fun pack on walk day to celebrate the fact that all 13 of their walkers have already raised $50 or more. Great job! In addition, Benny's Brigade, Dream Team, Hooked on Hope, Luke's Team, Team Teddy Bear, and 3 Peas in a Pod will have snack basket waiting for them at the walk in celebration of the fact that they had all raised over $2000 by last night.

We are proud of all our walkers and all our teams- you are playing a huge role in our quest to find a treatment or cure for PKD.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday. After registration I'll be at the Hudson Valley Chapter Info table, so feel free to come on by and say hello- and find out what our plans are for the rest of the year!

Oh, and don't forget, we will be holding a Chinese style raffle and a silent auction as well. We have lots of great raffle prizes and our silent auction items include a 37" LCD TV, a Blu-Ray DVD player, a Nikon digital camera, and a Play Station 3 all donated by Best Buy... plus even more!

See you at the walk!

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