September always seems to come fast for me. Summer gets busy and then school starts and then all of a sudden it's Curesearch, and I haven't done any fundraising for it. I signed our little family up under Lilly's team about a week and a half ago and I vowed we'd do better at fundraising next year. And then Lilly said, "Well, why can't we just do a Bake Sale this weekend?" So I agreed. I figured we'd get 5 or so donations and call it good. Lilly is quite the seller of baked goods! She did all the calling and ended up with 27 orders! She sold brownies, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and oatmeal raisin cookies. After we made all of our deliveries, Lilly had raised $610 for Curesearch! I am so proud of her! Next year, we are going to start fundraising in January. That was A LOT of baking in one weekend!
This is only pictures of a few people whom we delivered to. Thank You, Thank You to all who helped Lilly!
It was quite rainy this morning on our way to Sugarhouse Park. But, as we pulled into the park, the clouds were parting and it ended up being a fairly good day weather wise. It is so great to see so many come out and raise money for Childhood Cancer Research. Because of all that Lilly has gone through, it is something we will always participate in. Our children need more money for cancer research to find a CURE!
The nurses at Primary Children's Hospital always hand out balloons to those families who have lost loved ones to cancer. Lilly asked if she could have one for Michalla. It's a very emotional thing to watch... Kids gone far too soon!
And then those balloons are released into heaven.
And these are the heroes. The survivors. They were all honored and received medals. These are some of the strongest kids I know!
Look at them all!
And then we walk. We walk in honor of all children fighting cancer. These cute girls were leading the pack! What a special day!
Lilly with her favorite tech Holly. And Lilly with one of her oncologists Dr. Lemons.
Two of our favorite nurses - Nancy and Trish. Love them both so much!
Look at how BRAVE Em was! She not only danced with this silly mascot named Smudge, but she HUGGED him all by herself! This is a HUGE deal for her and we were beyond excited that she did it! Way to go Emery! You are one brave girl!
And look! She did it again with the Chick-fil-a Cow!!!
Every girl wants to be a Princess!
Lilly got to smash the heck out of a watermelon - that was fun! And she loves to climb trees!
But, one of the best parts of Curesearch was seeing Madeleine again. She lives in London but has been receiving treatment in Seattle and has been pretty sick, so we were so so excited to hear she was coming to Utah for Curesearch! Madeleine, you have touched our lives in more ways than you will ever know. We love you so much! Thank you for spending some time with us today.
And we will be back again next year, and the year after that, and the year after that! Who wants to come walk with us?