So I know people like to know the outcome of these things, so the grand total from contributions made last night ……..$1,040!!! Add that to the additional donations I have received, many also made this week, and I am now officially less than $500 away from my $5,000 goal! Totally incredible! So, once again, thank you all so so much for your contributions. I know they are a token of support to me, but please also know that the money is going to an exceptional cause.
Well that was the money piece of things and while that certainly takes some of the fundraising stress off my final month of training, I really need to emphasize that the more important part of last night for me was the outpouring of support. I am quickly learning how demanding training for a marathon really is, and this demand is placed on so many parts of your life. Arguably all parts. To have a night where friends came out to show support in celebrating my own personal accomplishments of the last year and the challenge I have excitingly taken on was just incredible. As I enter into these final 38 days of training and take on the big day, I now have the memories of this evening to think back on to remind me of all of the love and encouragement that has surrounded me throughout this process. To me this is invaluable and I am certain it will be the reason I am able to cross the finish line feeling strong. So thank you again to every person that made the effort to come out last night. I will never be able to fully put into words what it all really meant to me.
In addition to all those who attended, it’s important I extend a thank you to all of the friends, family members and businesses that supported me in making the event a success. First, The Fours completely out did themselves with accommodations, service and food. I was blown away by the hospitality and support they offered to make the night not only a success, but a lot of fun for everyone there.