Anyways. . . I wanted to tell you all about the MAAV Walk and Candlelight Vigil. This was the 18th year for this event and it just gets bigger and better every year!
I figured someone should try out the purple awareness ribbon. The face painters went to the trouble to have that as one of the options. . . so why not!? Don't worry I didn't cut in front of any of the little kids. They were all out walking. Haha!
While all the walkers were out on the route we were inside getting all the snacks ready. We always have plenty of sweet treats ready for when they return!
After snacks the raffle winners are selected. I had to leave the event for about 20 minutes to see a private practice client with the plan of returning to help with clean up. Well while I was gone they picked the winners and they picked my name for 2 out of 3 of the raffles. Now if I had been there I would have been very embarrassed and I likely would have donated 1 of the prizes back.
When I returned to the event my fellow board members told me the news. I was SHOCKED! How exciting!!!! So I won the "money tree" filled with gift cards and I won the "Treat Yourself" which includes a massage gift card and a teeth whitening gift card. I've always wanted to get my teeth whitened by a dentist but could never afford it so I am SO excited about this. It is a $350 value.
So while I feel a little guilty about winning the prizes there is nothing I could do about it since I wasn't there. I guess I'll just have to enjoy my winnings and keep volunteering to give back.
All and all a GREAT event. MAAV raised over $30,000 (still waiting for the final total). That money is going to be put to such great use in the community. Hopefully next year there will be even less victims than this year.