Saturday, September 26, 2009

Team Elise 2009 Walk for a Cure

Good looking team, don't you think? What an amazing turn out (and not to mention great weather too) we had for our walk. This year the JDRF put on three walks in the DFW area, and we choose to take part in the smaller, Irving walk. Last year we did the big one in Plano and it was just too crazy. I think I enjoyed the more low-key atmosphere better. Even so, Elise was a little overwhelmed by all the people.

In all, Team Elise had 29 walkers show up (some had to miss due to illness), although some of the little ones rolled more than they did walk. And the best news of all, we raised over $6700 towards curing diabetes. Way to go Team Elise!

Thank you to everyone who walked and/or donated. I will never be able to express how much it means to our family.

And now... more pictures!

Eating some Chick-fil-a before the walk... yum!

Some of the JDRF Ambassadors (and Elise being shy)

Fred and I at the starting line

Team Elise ready to go!

Our amazing corporate sponsors!

Elise walking with our friend Tiago who flew in from NYC to surprise us (he just showed up at the walk - we had no idea!)

Hanging with Elise while she eats her post-walk snack

On the shuttle bus back to our car with Leo (he's not ours!)

In case you're wondering what it says on the front of our shirts, it has a map of the U.S. with the number 0:36. And beside it reads: "Every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S." Thanks to our uber-wonderful graphic-artist friend Josh Wiese for the design!

On a side note, we had three sets of twins that walked for Team Elise... I just thought it was a cool stat!


  1. you guys are way too cute . glad the weather was great and God smiled on you guys today . and way to go on what you raised and how you had so many come out and walk . I got my shirt from last wknd where we walked . awesome Joanna truly awesome .

  2. awesome pics! glad the weather worked out for the event! if i could, i would have been at the finish line with a big gold medal for you and elise. just pretend i was. :)

  3. Wow! Thats an AWESOM turnout, and great funraising for this tough economy! What a nice surprise too! Go Elise!!

  4. Wow! So glad you had such a great turnout! Love the pics! Go TEAM ELISE!

  5. Wonderful turnout and support! Great walk!!


    It looks like a FANTASTIC day -- thank you for all your hard work!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the pics ;) Your family is beautiful.

  7. WAY TO GO TEAM ELISE!! and what wonderful pictures :)


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