Monday, May 5, 2008

Another whirlwind weekend

Good morning! Yikes, Monday sure snuck up on me quickly. I guess that is the price I take with these quick trips to Houston. The good news about my trip to Houston was that the 2nd Annual Amazing Grace Golf Tournament was a complete success. There were several neuroblastoma families at the event and all had a great time. All in all, I think they raised about $40,000.00. It was a good, good day for neuroblastoma. I am glad that it was so good because, in reality, the money was already spent. Truth be known, it was the anticipation of this event and its success that lead us to be able to fund an extra junior investigator grant this year. That is a significant commitment because each of those grants that we fund requires $100,000.00, or $50,000.00 per year. By knowing this event was on the horizon we were able to take that next step and get the research moving forward. The ironic thing about the particular grant that was selected was that the research was also being done in Houston. So after a quick trip to the Midwest the money will be slung right back down into their neughborhood. I guess it was meant to be.

It was great to get back home and see the kiddos. They spent Saturday at Mayfest and then their weekend was jam packed with activities. Yesterday morning was all about chores and the afternoon and evening were all about birthday parties -- two in all. Dinner, a walk around the block, and sock folding got us to bed and everyone slept comfortably. Surprisingly, they are all fast asleep as I write. I guess that is evidence of a truly good weekend.

Well, I am off. I have a photo shoot this morning, followed by a conference call and a meeting of the L.O.V.E. club, a group of neuroblastoma families from Cook's. It looks like it will be another busy day.

This is the way I like purpose.

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