Every year we (my family) participates in a charity fundraising walk sponsored by the Embrace Kids Foundation. Embrace Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. The organization supports the non-medical needs of kids with cancer or a blood disorder and provides funding for a variety of services for patients and their families supports research initiatives and faculty development. This past weekend was the 22nd annual Heel to Heal walk. Last year the walk had over 1200 participants, and I think this year was a little less, but the event raised over $100,000.
We walked as part of the Austin’s Power Team.
We found that last year was a bit tough on the girls, so this year we brought the girls’ scooter and bike in hopes that they would find it a bit easier to complete – of course hubby and I ended up carrying the muddy things for at least 1/2 mile, making this a bit more challenging. But we enjoyed the day, and are happy to be a part of a community of people who make an effort to help others in need.
After we got home from the walk, we were treated to this wonderful surprise in our backyard….
I know for many of you a deer in the backyard may not be anything to write home about, but here in the suburbs this is not typical….at all. The kids were so amazed….it was a very nice way to end the afternoon.