Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cincinnati GREAT STRIDES Team

Well today was the big day! The weather could not have been more perfect for the GREAT STRIDES Walk.

Ella, Lily and I, along with my sister and a handful of good friends walked at Sawyer Point this morning. The Cincinnati branch of Team Doin' It For Drew raised about $8,500, and our team raised over $10K nationally (many thanks to our walkers in PA, CT, SC and HI!). Overall, our walk in Cincinnati raised $350,000 (not including donations turned in today) to fund research for sixty five roses. Thats awesome and touching. It was great to see so much support for this cause so close to our hearts. Over 3,000 people turned out to walk, young and old. Spirits were high and the mood was great. Its not easy (I don't think its ever going to be easy) thinking about the fact that Drew has this life threatening disease, but it is helpful and hopeful to see such an outpouring of support. Its the only thing thats going to cure this!

Here are some pictures from our walk...

Next year we hope to have bigger teams and raise even more money. All of your support has been and will continue to be appreciated.


  1. So proud of all of you. We were thinking about you all this morning! Thanks for posting the pics!

  2. Huge congrats to you for coordinating the team and for the amazing fundraising results! We had a wonderful day; thanks for letting us join you guys.