Lending A Hand Fund
NO RULES RIVER RACE! Their were 13 teams that participated and each team was made up of 3-6 people. The teams were bussed a couple miles up river where, when the horn sounded, they took off and had to get their raft, paddles, and lifejackets (if they wanted) and it was NO RULES to the finish line.
And the COMPETITION! Oh vey! There were two groups of high school and jr high boys who I’m sure were going for bragging rights come tomorrow morning at school, and the group of teachers sporting mohawk wigs who actually didn’t go to “race” at all, just took a cooler and enjoyed some quality downtime;-) Everyone made it their own, and it was fabulous.
We had a very clear winner in the Laceycakes team. Lacey (who is my dearest childhood friend/neighbor), her son Wyatt, and her parents won the race without indulging in any sabotage that I noticed, which was impressive! Oh, and Laceycakes, if you’re wondering, is the name of the most fabulous gourmet cupcakes you will ever put in your mouth. AND she sold mini cupcakes at the event, and gave Lending A Hand all the profits!!! Yes, she is amazing.
I cannot brag enough about the high school/jr high kids who came out and supported us yesterday. They could have been doing absolutely anything else, but chose to come and give their time and money to help local cancer patients. And yes, a couple of them are mine, but that’s ok;-) You boys rock!
So it was an amazing day and in total the proceeds from the team registration, the donation admission, the fish fry, and the t-shirt sales, we raised a total of $5000 for cancer patients here in Van Buren!!!!!! We are totally stoked, obvi.
We are so proud of our little community and the wonderful people who continue to support us and just give and give and give for those who are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer.