Thursday, March 24, 2011

what a whirlwind!

Where did the last three weeks go?!?!  Things have been so busy with my two teams fundraising for the Village People in NC and the Village People North in NH.  We had GREAT success last weekend with our Loose Change Drive in our neighborhood.  We had so many people help us cover the neighborhood it was fantastic.  Now I want you all to sit down because what I am about to tell you will lay you out FLAT! It took us 2 hours to collect LOOSE CHANGE and we brought in $1340.00!!!  You heard me right, $1340 smackeroos!!!  So for those of you who think you do not have enough money to make a difference, I am hear to tell you that YOU DO!  I usually say that every dollar counts...I am changing that to every penny!

Today I sampled wine with a few girlfriends at Niche Wine Lounge in Holly Springs, NC.  Nic and Devon were fantastic, especially for me since I don't know "jack" about wine! Nic has kindly allowed us to christen his new wine cellar on April 2nd.  If you are local you must go to Niche to meet him.  A true generous soul...with a salty mouth!  Just my kind of friend!  He does a lot for our local community and it would be great to show your appreciation by visiting Niche for a fine glass of wine.

If you are interested we have tickets for sale now($25) and at the door ($30).  We will have a superb array of wines to taste and a crowd that will have more fun than should be allowed.  Many thanks to Nic and Niche...I am blessed to know you!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The generosity and the kindness of strangers that become friends

Wow I have recently had the most amazing experience.  I was introduced through Facebook to a truly amazing soul Kathleen Barone of KB Designs in Massachusetts.  She is a jewelry designer that loves to give back.  She gives to all sorts of charities including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  She has generously designed some MS awareness jewelry for me and will be donating 50% of the cost to our Village People and Village People North MS Walk Teams in NC and NH.

Having MS has opened so many doors to the generosity and kindness of strangers, who are now my friends.  It continues to take my breath away.  It really changes my outlook on mankind...I know that sounds really deep...but I have a knack with sarcasm and some cynicism.  These people like Kathleen are proving that not all the world is hardened.  People do want to help their neighbor.  At the heart of it all people want to be a part of something bigger than themselves.  They do want to give back.  It restore my faith and gives me hope.  You all know how I feel about hope!

I invite you to support my cause to find a CURE for MS.  Click the link with Kathleen's name and you will directed to her website where you can purchase one or both.  The bracelet is $25 with $12.50 going to NMSS and the earrings are $12.00 with $6.00 also going to NMSS.
Welcome to my village...