For the June 10 Walk for Arthritis I coordinated a team comprised of my son, my daughter, my nephew, a good friend and myself. We called ourselves Amanda’s Braves in recognition of how brave my daughter has been in dealing with Juvenile Arthritis.
We were thrilled when our team received the award for the top fundraising team in the region. Amanda was not feeling great when she woke up the morning of the Walk but she was able to complete the first kilometer of the Walk. Seeing her able to participate in the Walk was the real reward for the day.
Amanda has come so far since starting her arthritis treatments a couple months ago. Tracy Mann
My milestone is not exactly one thing in my life, but more the stage in life that I am at. Within the last year, I have accomplished a number of goals and have become an independent adult at the point in life where I am just starting to "take off" and make my own way. I have been fortunate enough to have started a job that is a career. I am an emergency dispatcher and it is the first job that is more than just work. It is where I am supposed to be and I am doing something I love. I am excited to be where I am and it is rewarding to know that I am helping people at often some of the worst moments of their lives. I am at a point in my life where things are starting to come together the way I have planned and worked for and I am excited to be reaching goals that have been distant for many years, but are now at my fingertips. Peter J Fahey
Help inspire a generation of Heart Heroes!
30 years of continuous support by our local schools!
Jump Rope for Heart has been a great way to inspire students to embrace healthy living and social responsiblity. By jumping ropes for 30 years and raising money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we are building healthier hearts throughout our schools and accross our country! Please help us celebrate our tremendous Milestone!! Bernie Westfall
I went through a redundancy in 2009, after working for the same company for almost 19 years. After overcoming the shock and sadness, I resolved to make the most out of my time off by enjoying little things I never could have when working: picking my daughter up for lunch, volunteering at school, coffee/lunch with friends, walking the dog in the woods. I also took time to reflect on what I wanted to do with my career, and if I was doing what really made me happy. When the time came for me to be back at work, I knew exactly where I wanted to be, and was ready for the next phase of my career. Carrie K.