Purple Stride- Pancreas Walk

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The shirts Ali made for the Purple Stride Walk!
Look below for a link to order today!

My friends planned a early birthday dinner for me since we were not sure when the BIG DAY would be... (We do know now, stay tuned). Ali went through a TON of trouble and work to plan a big birthday dinner and Kerri helped her plan a huge birthday surprise. They both worked together with my friends from all the different time periods of my life. If you know me, you know I have lots of friends. I generally make a friend and keep a friend for years. I have childhood friends, high school friends, college friends, teacher friends, San Diego friends, and the list goes on and on. I am not meaning to talk about all the friends I have, that seems rude, I just mean that they are all so wonderful and I feel really lucky. I guess when something like this happens people always say "you find out who your true friends are" and I am so lucky that I have so many true friends and people that want to be there to help. It really makes everything so much better and easier.

They had a big dinner and at the end I opened a gift from all of them. The box said "Faith" on it and inside was a purple pancreas ribbon. I was thankful, not too sure what it all meant, but thankful. They explained that they knew I had mentioned walking to raise money for pancreatic awareness and they had all signed up to do the walk. They didn't think I would be there, but they decided to make T-Shirts and walk anyways. I was crying, which is common these days, and so thankful. I love that I am now able to have a group of people helping me in my efforts to spread awareness about the understudied, under appreciate, and misunderstood PANCREAS. WOO! It is actually put on by the pancreatic cancer action network PANCAN but I feel any dollars towards research is a step in the right direction.

If you would like to sign up for the walk, or donate if you can't wait, click on the link below. To "join a team" sign up under "Team Whitney" or "Kerri Casa" who organized this. If you would like to donate, you can do that on this site too. Again, any money towards the pancreas will help. We need a cure!

If you would like to buy a matching T-Shirt that we will be wearing here is the link for that below:

The box I opened when I found out about the "surprise" walk! 

Some of the girls after dinner- missing a few.

Dinner at Olive and Ivy

1 comment:

  1. Aww Whit! It was no trouble at all, we love you!! SO happy we got to do a fun little early bday surprise for you.

    p.s. in LOVE with the new blog look :)


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