Due to Mother Nature’s determination to make the Chicagoland area America’s newest underwater attraction, the fête wasn’t as heavily attended as they were hoping. (Side note: I hope everyone’s homes are okay!) But there were still plenty of people there despite the rain, such as these attractive ladies:
Rocio sent out an email to our coworkers, and several of them gave us donations even though they couldn’t come. It was lovely to have their support, as well!
I know, I know. I emailed none of you. I fail. I’ll make it up to you by inundating you with reminders about the lupus walk. 12 a day everyday until September 29th- that sounds appropriate, right?
French Word of the Day:le comité (co me tay)- the committee
Rocio will be able to make all her ideas for next year’s Lupus Walk become a reality. She and I have both been placed on the Lupus Walk Committee for 2013.
I went to the Lupus Foundation’s Chicago headquarters today to pick up my prize for raising money (again, thanks everyone!). It’s a sweet tumbler:
I also got a purple bag for grocery shopping. I’m all hooked up with my lupus gear. I’m going with the “I got them because I’m spreading awareness” mantra, but really I just wanted that tumbler.
While I was picking it up, one of the women who works at the Foundation asked me what I do for a living. I mentioned that I’m a meeting planner, which caught her attention. She invited me to help plan next year’s event. And the rest, as they say, is history.
I think this means you all have to actually attend next year. I’m giving you a year’s notice instead of a week’s this time.
Although I have no idea what day it’s taking place. I should probably figure that out before the first committee meeting, yes?