We just wrapped up the DFW 3-Day for the Cure this past weekend and I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the people that help to make this event a success. I’m probably going to miss someone as I put this together and if I do, know that I appreciate your work even if you are not mentioned. Stay tuned to the end of the post for some additional news as well. So here we go.
Probably the most obvious to thank, without the walkers there would be no 3-Day walk. Your tireless effort to not only walk 60 miles over three days, but also fund raise and train leading up to the walk are amazing. The 3-Day walkers really are the hero and engine that keeps this event running so thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what you do. I hope that you will continue to come back and recruit new walkers to help this event expand and grow and do more good.
I thought for a moment about calling out individual crew, but I just don’t have enough space to make it happen! The crew for this event are top notch volunteers and dedicated to making the event run smoothly for the walkers. Whether it’s feeding them at one lunch, dinner, or one of the many pit stops and grab and go locations or helping transport walker gear and getting them tents, or keeping them safe on the route, or any other crew task that happens every one of you is awesome and deserves recognition.
This year at the 3-Day was a little unique for me in that there was a storm event that required camp to be evacuated. The event staff were on the ball to evacuate everyone from their tent to transport them to a different location to ensure their safety. They did this with efficiency, I believe everyone was loaded on buses and moving before the first rain even fell. Top notch job staff, thanks for keeping us safe in camp!
Cheering Station People
Along the route there are cheering stations that people in the community can come out to cheer the walkers on. Many of them are related to people that are walking in some way, but there are also those among them who just come out because they know the walkers need a lift. I’m including in this group, the people who come out on their front yard and cheer people when the route goes through their neighborhood. You could easily say, “What a pain to have all these people walking through here,” but instead you open your hearts and help lift the walkers spirits.
Every walker has a pretty significant amount of money that they have to raise in order to participate in the walk. They couldn’t do that without donors. I’d like to thank all of the donors for all of the walkers, but especially the people that donated to my personal fund raising efforts. It really is awesome to be able to count on friends, family, and co-workers to help me reach a goal!
What about you, readers? Who would you thank? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
The Next Step
Alright, I mentioned earlier that I had some additional stuff to talk about at the end of this post and we’ve made it there now. I’m so inspired by everything that people have done as part of this event that I’ve decided on a couple of commitments for the coming year. Here they are:
- Crew the 2019 DFW 3-Day – I signed up to be on route safety again for the coming year, so look for me out on the route!
- Fund Raise, Fund Raise, Fund Raise – I set a goal that is completely achievable to raise $2,400 for the walk. That’s just under $7/ day if you look at the counter on this page. Come back to see it update! I’m going to try a few different ways to raise the money, we will see what works!
- Write more – I noticed today that the last time I wrote in this blog was a year ago. I’m committing to writing here at least once a month if not more frequently. The goal will be to write about what I’m doing to fund raise, aspects about the walk as well as to interview walkers and crew members to have video of what it is like to participate in this event. My goal is to try and increase interest and participation in the walk, while doing my small part to reduce anxiousness about fund raising and participating.
So that’s where things stand. I hope that you’ll join me in this journey over the next year and help me to stay accountable for those three goals. Thank you for coming back to the blog and I look forward to hearing from you.