Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Please Help Support Make A Wish and Relay for Life!

Betty Crocker is generously donating the money to provide one child a week (for twelve weeks) a wish at Make a Wish chapters across the country. Make a Wish of Western New York provided Owen with his amazing wish trip to meet the Power Rangers at Walt Disney World. I am hoping that everyone reading this will take the time to click on the link I am providing and vote for the Western New York Make a Wish chapter each day in honor and memory of Owen, knowing what a dream it was for him-they truly made his wish come true! Please bookmark the site and vote daily!!! Thank you! The top 4 chapters from each category at the end of the 12 weeks will receive the money to provide a terminally ill child with their wish!

In addition, with snow on the ground and a bite in the air, it may seem impossible to believe that Akron, NY's Relay for Life is just around the corner!! This year, the event is taking place on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 12 noon - 12 midnight. Again, the Event Location is the Akron High School Track at 47 Bloomingdale Rd. in Akron, NY 14001. I have started a team in honor and memory of Owen named Frogger's Family and Friends. You can find our team home page at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?team_id=442366&fr_id=14019&pg=team
Please join our team, donate in memory of Owen and/or another loved one, and/or plan on joining us on June 13. You do not need to stay for the entire length of the Relay, stop by for an hour or so to show your support, or donate your time before or during the Relay to help raise money, gather baskets/donations for a Chinese Auction, help raise money through bake sales, etc---(feel free to give me ideas since this is my first time being a team leader!!!). Last year was the first Relay that Owen attended--as a survivor. He cut the ribbon at the Opening Ceremonies with my Aunt (also a cancer survivor). It will be difficult without Owen there (physically) with us this year, but I think that walking in his memory is a wonderful tribute to him.
Thank you all for your continued support. There is not a minute that escapes me without a thought of Owen, and there is nothing that I do that is not accompanied with the wish to have him there with me. However, there are moments throughout the day that I am able to hear his giggle, see his eyes twinkle with a smile, and hear him tell me that he "wuvs" me. I certainly have a great emptiness without him-it is like losing a limb. Yet, I continue to be so incredibly grateful to have had him in my life. How incomplete it would have been without ever having him at all...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,
I would be happy to join Owen's team.