They were sponsors for Dave Good, a judge here in Cedar Rapids that is battling this disease. My own dad was also diagnosed with Alzheimer's over five years ago so this is a cause that really hits home for us. I'm not sure we were all that excited to do it initially but it was a beautiful day, we saw so many people that we knew and we really had a great time doing something beneficial.
I would guess there were over 500 participants including numerous teams of walkers honoring fathers, mothers, grandparents, and friends. Our team, Team Good, had 140 members and as a team raised close to 14,000 dollars. The Good family provided each of us with our shirts that were designed by Sherri Henderson. Judge Good always wore a bow tie in the court room so each tee shirt sported a differently designed tie. It was inspiring to take in the sea of so many neon green shirts. They were everywhere. When we were driving to the event we would spy them in other cars and smile knowing where those drivers were headed.
The family also treated everyone in the team to breakfast following the walk.
Therewere yummy breakfast burritos and coffee, juice, and cinnamon rolls. It was great.
It was a rewarding experience and we look forward to doing it next year.
I hope you will dust off your running shoes and think about joining in the Memory Walk 2009.
Welcome to our BeColorful Home. Ours is an older home, built in 1916 and it has been added on to several times. We have lived here for almost fifteen years now and the house has evolved from a traditional flavor to something a bit more eclectic.I have always loved big splashes of color but I'm finding that I am also drawn to more neutral shades as well. Welcome and enjoy looking around.