Monday, May 9, 2011

March for Babies 2011

If you remember a few months ago I posted here about our 2011 March of Dimes March for Babies. We are, of course, Team Betsy. I can't tell you how much I LOVE doing this. Not only do we raise lots of money for March of Dimes but it is a day that is really all about Betsy and celebrating how much of a miracle she truly is and also a chance to honor Grace and Olivia. I love seeing the turnout we get every year and it amazes me each year how many people come out to walk with us. I will post our team pics over the years at the end of this blog.

Team Betsy's goal this year was to try to raise $4000. In 2010, we raised a little over $2000 so I really challenged my team this year to see if we could double that goal. I couldn't believe we actually tripled it. Amazing!

My dad's bank, Quail Creek Bank, has always been a huge supporter of Team Betsy but this year they really went above and beyond. Some of the ladies in the bank decided to have a cook-off challenge to raise money for Team Betsy. Each day of the week, different departments cooked a variety of goodies and sold them to other employees in the bank. Over the course of 4 days, they raised over $3000!!! They had also had a blue jeans for Betsy day where they paid to wear jeans one day. They also donated $5 for every "like" they got from their facebook page. The bank in total brought in almost $5000 for Team Betsy. I was moved to tears and totally moved by their generosity and kindness. What a great group of people.

Quail Creek Bank walkers with my dad

This was also our 3rd year in a row to win Best T-shirt contest. We have won every year that we have participated in March for Babies!! This is always a real honor for us! Our shirts this year were themed "Superheroes for Babies". The backs are always the same and say "Remembering Betsy's triplet sisters, Grace and Olivia". Here we are in our shirts

I was also awarded Most Outstanding Team Captain 2011. I was so surprised and totally touched to have received it. It meant more to me that anything ever!

With our two awards

Me and my girl just before the walk

Here is Betsy dancing like she did allll morning long. She had sooo much fun. I can't wait for her to realize this is all about her and her sweet sisters.

My brother, mom, me, Betsy and Tony.

One of my favorite pictures. Betsy with my brother, her Uncle Na-Na.

This is Team Betsy from the beginning. Look at how our team has grown!!

Team Betsy 2009

Team Betsy 2010

Team Betsy 2011