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Cleared the Hurdle with the FiveFingers Challenge!

Posted by scott on February 3, 2009

When I threw out the challenge, it was just a wild last minute idea and who knew what was going to happen?  To be realistic, a lot of folks were just making us wait and got their donations in at the last minute, or handed us checks the day of the Walk.  But I’m going to choose to believe that the FiveFingers challenge had something to do with us making our goal.  In fact, we didn’t just make our goal of raising $3000 to help find a cure for diabetes, we smashed it!

JDRF Walk 2009 Thermometer

Our Walk team raised a total of $3801 this year, which is so exciting.  I have no solid data to back this up, but ‘m going to credit Mike Hugo with heeding the VFF challenge call and getting in a very generous donation to tip us over the $3000 mark.  Thanks Mike!  And thanks to so many other generous friends and family members.

So I kept my part of the bargain and slipped into the ‘Fingers at the Mall for the Walk:

JDRF Walk 2009 FiveFingers Closeup

I’m sure embarassing our large group of friends:

JDRF Walk 2009 Group - 2

I saw a few odd looks, and got a couple comments.  Kids were especially interested in them – maybe their parents will let them stay barefoot longer!

Thanks again everyone, hopefully we will beat this yet.

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