Miracles of Mitch Foundation. We spent two days (minus baseball, cat sitting, nap time, etc.) baking cinnamon chip scones, brownies, special K bars, and Rice Krispy bars for a neighborhood bake sale. Boy, did we make a mess. Boy, everything was tasty! This is Isaac's third year and Audrey's second year doing the triathlon. They are raising money to support families who have children with cancer.
|some of our happy bake sale customers and one goofy Elliot|
Mitch's legacy lives on through the Miracles of Mitch foundation and our family is honored to be a part of the Pinky Swear. Families ask for help or are referred through hospital personnel. The foundation helps with things like car payments, birthday parties, mortgages, or anything that will help families financially so they can be more present for their children.
They raise funds all year, but their biggest fundraiser is the Miracles of Mitch Triathlon. For Isaac's and Audrey's age group they do a 100 yard swim, three mile bike, and 1/2 mile run. Isaac and Audrey are training hard, but they are also holding bake sales and asking friends, neighbors, and families for donations so they can help more kids. Isaac has been mowing neighbor's and friend's lawns and giving half of the money to Miracles of Mitch. Audrey and Elliot are cat-sitting for a few families and anole-sitting for a friend, with half of the money to the foundation. We're trying to work with a local business to have a portion of the proceeds benefit the cause. They are committed and working hard to hit their $1,500.00 goal. (Elliot can't race since he isn't 7, but he helps with all fundraising endeavours.)
|In their Miracles of Mitch gear, ready to canvas the neighborhood|
The triathlon itself is incredibly emotional. First the All-Stars parade in and then the racers follow. It is a sea of orange and blue, of ill and healthy kids, of beautiful, loved, special kids who all deserve a future.
Here are some pictures from last year.
|getting used to the water|
|Elliot the cheerleader|
|baby cuatro along for the ride with Elliot in his regular spot on the baby|
|racers heading to the starting line|
|Tired triathlon finishers|
|Celebrating a great triathlon and a great organization|
I am sharing this here because I want more people to know about this organization and because we want to help as many families as possible. So far the kids have raised over $800 toward their $1,500 goal and we're holding our second bake sale on Sunday afternoon. If you are able to help in any small or big way, here is the link to my kids' fundraising page. Thanks to all of you who have already pledged. The kids really appreciate it.
I'll state the obvious. . . there is no pressure to pledge. I'm just trying to share the word in as many ways as I can think of to help as many families as we can.
Thanks for reading. I appreciate all of the kind words you send me through the blog and facebook and email and real life talking to you face to face.
What are you up to this weekend?