Saturday, September 6, 2008

Plumpy'Nut - Winners for Children!

Folks, the results are in! After a couple of months of hard work, a handfull of radio gigs, many e-mails, hitting the refresh button for the daily fundraising update, pleas for your help, and a final surge that included digging deeper for children, the Plumpy'Nut Ironman Team has emerged with a 5th place finish!!!!! That's an additional $2,000 for Plumpy'Nut from Janus Funds - and who doesn't like taking a few bucks from the big guys? We raised over $15,000 total. We've provided a 6 week course of Plumpy'Nut to over 350 children. 350 children!

I am so proud of our accomplishment. Amber and I worked hard, and then Amber worked harder again as she trained for the Ironman event. To honor our friend's passion, our family will be at the race tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. for the swim start - and you can bet we'll be cheering LOUDLY for her triumph. But really, Amber is already a winner. Amber is compassionate, determined, generous, smart, gentle, and dedicated to friendship, work, social justice, and! This woman rocks. It is a privilege to call her "friend."

My deepest gratitude to those of you who contributed to our campaign. It means more than I can ever express to you. I know who you are - and I will carry your kindness in my heart. All we could do was offer the opportunity - and your collective answer is humbling and awesome. Thank you.

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