The past week has been extremely successful! A HUGE thank you goes out to the 42 generous friends and family who have made a donation to help support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! So far we’ve raised $2,251 for the foundation!
I also received the official ‘ok’ to proceed with holding a silent auction & bake sale at my office building this summer. Holding the event at the office building will provide access to thousands of potential donors, supporters, and people to help spread the word about the fundraising efforts for the climb. As soon as the building management can confirm the permitted date (I’m hoping for the second week of July), I’ll make an official announcement. In the meantime, I’ve been busy preparing packages to hand deliver to local businesses requesting donations-in-kind (such as gift certificates or product donations) for the silent auction. If you are a business owner and would like to make a donation, please contact me!
The majority of us will call or visit mom to remind her how important she is in our lives, to show appreciation, and to celebrate motherhood in general. We remember the mothers that have been lost to breast cancer. We celebrate our survivors. And we reconnect to our shared vision a future without breast cancer. This Mother’s Day I hope you’ve reached out to your Mom and told her that you love her and made her day special in your own special way.
To celebrate how awesome my Mom is, to thank her for everything she has done, and to show her how much she is loved, I’m going to take her on a trip. This will be her first time outside of North America…and her first time flying. It’ll be an exciting trip for her where she’ll be able put up her feet, enjoy the sites, be pampered, and relax!
Following the extremely busy schedule last week, I experienced a minor setback with my training this week due to a minor muscle injury. I wasn’t able to do much cardio this week (no running), but should be able to start up again later this week (as long as the muscle injury is healing). This week I plan on focusing on my leg muscle strengthening exercises, weight training at the gym, and some minor cardio. I also have Dodgeball and Volleyball to look forward to!
This past week I completed the following:
May 6 – 12
Tuesday: Volleyball (2hrs)
Wednesday: Leg muscle strengthening exercises
Friday: Leg muscle strengthening exercises
Saturday: 3hr walk around the city
Later this week I’ll post an in-depth look at what the climbing itinerary looks like – as a lot of people are curious how long it will take me to reach to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. (Hint: many many many hours over a period of 7 days)….
Love Your Mom!