Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Forward Into Helping Others

An important element of any individual who is living on their own is having extra-curricular activities.  Fun with friends is important but so is giving back to the community. One of my daughter's great joys is raising money for charity or her church. On any given Sunday you can find Kate helping to plan fundraisers with her Church or on Saturdays taking part in charitable walks.  This year she's walking in The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. She has done the A.I.D.S. walk multiple times, walks for a variety of schools or charities that provide services for the disabled, The March of Dimes, and more. 

I look at her and think, 'do I do enough for others?' Maybe this weekend is a good time to evaluate ourselves and see what we do for other people. Is it enough? Could we do more? I admit, my daughter has me beat. I guess it's time for me to take a long hard look and see what else I could do for someone else.

How about you? Since the clocks are changing this is a good time for us to re-evaluate our lives and move forward, just like the clocks, to a more giving lifestyle.

If you'd like to help Kate and the Preeclampsia Foundations Promise Walk in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, sign up to walk, support them as a corporate sponsor, or form your own team.  Everyone can get involved. There is a block on the sidebar that will take let you support Kate walking in The Promise Walk this May 2012, or sign up yourself.

Take time. Give a little. It's time to spring forward into a better year of giving to others.

Promise Walk Info:

8:30 Registration opens- Bounce House, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting
9:10 Opening Ceremonies with Trish Adkins of our Mission Family and Mayor Kahn
9:30 Walk kicks off
10:30 Raffle and Silent Auctions close

2 mile stroller friendly walk
Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Starting and Ending at Jake's Place Playground (see photo above)

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