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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Show and Tell Monday, 10/20/08

Going to work a little in reverse today. Sunday, 10/19/08, was the JDRF Walk for the Cure. It was a record setter, 3500 walkers. It was so inspiring to see so many people out to support these children who have been diagnosed with Type I Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes). Our team, Justin's Jungle Joggers, was 120 strong, all friends and family. How do you thank people enough for supporting Justin like this? It was a crystal clear Autumn morning with the bluest sky. It was a little cool and breezy, but nobody seemed to mind.
My grandchildren, once again, designed our team T-shirt. Black tie dye with neon yellow and pink lettering and a neon yellow Volkswagen type van on the front and on the back the sponsors in neon green. We were quite colorful and stood out in this sea of walkers. Think we may have a shot at the T-shirt award this year!
This walk was held at the Medco Corporations campus in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. This is so lovely, beautiful paths, lightly wooded in spots, a gorgeous pond where we always take a little detour to check on the swans (We're a little sad, there was only one swan this year. They are monogamous and we're afraid the one has lost its mate. It was the only sad note of the day.
There are gates that got locked at 10AM and the entrance was manned so the area is nice and safe. Plus, over the years we have gotten to know a lot of the families that participate and it is so much fun to see how the children grow from year to year. We won't see most of them until July 2009 at the awards dinner. At any rate, everyone is watching all the children.
There was pumpkin painting, face painting, spin painting, sandwiches and soda, those huge blow-up bouncy things for the kids. This is the only day of the year Justin is not unhappy to have diabetes. It was a wonderful day for all. Thank you to all who have supported us and pledged.
During the week, my youngest son (24) decided he needed a Halloween costume and came home Friday night for the weekend. Well, he was bound and determined he was going to be Beaker from the Muppets. This is the result,

We had an awful lot of fun with this. I think it came out pretty well! He's going to wear a white lab coat and he has a pair of Mickey Mouse white hands to wear. Wouldn't seeing this guy respond to your emergency instill a lot of confidence?
This is the NYC firefighter! He's planning on going out with his nieces and nephews for Halloween before the grown up stuff!
Make sure you check back soon. Lots of big news coming up. This week's Pink Friday is Coming Up Roses. I think this is just about everyone's favorite, both sellers and customers. And the next Shop Hop is just around the corner--it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas--is that a good enough hint? Everyone at Make Mine Pink is as busy as an elf. We are gearing up to get all the Christmas goodies ready so our customers can get a head start on things. It's awfully sparkly around here!
Have a wonderful Monday, come on back Wednesday or Thursday for the Pink Friday update. There just might be something about a new give away, as well!


Lisa McDonald said...

Pat ~

Congratulation on the record breaking attendance to the walk. That's fantastic.

That costume is LOL funny, He did a great job!


gail said...

Hi Sweetie... I am glad to hear what a success the walk was this year. I sure hope it helps find a cure ASAP!!
What an adorable costume.. That is sooo cute!
I sent you a message,but again thanks for the wonderful sachet gift. LOVE IT! Have a great week, luv,gail

Anonymous said...

Good job on your walk! One of my former students was on a 60 miler for Breast Cancer this weekend!

Love Beaker! He is one of my fav Muppets!
Susan *dutchrose*

Deb said...

Congratulations on getting 3500 walkers this year.....hope your t-shirts win the contest. Your son's mask is so funny!


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Pat,

The halloween costume for your son makes me laugh. It's so funny. I'm sure it's going to make lots of people laugh on Halloween!

Pei Li

Susan - InHerOwnWords said...

It's amazing and heart warming to see all the walkers at these events.

LOL! I'm sure your son will get a lot of smiles!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Congratulations on a great walk !

LOVE the costume it makes you laugh what could be better?


Cottage Flair said...

What a wonderful turnout. Sounds like a beautiful and fun day for a great cause. Nice Halloween costume!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...


So glad the walk went well. That is great! The costume is hilarious!

Inka Smith said...

Hey Pat,

I am so glad the walk went well!! Your son is a hoot in that costume!!! I bet yall had a good laugh together. Have a great day.

Fifi Flowers said...

UGH... you remind me... I need costumes for my kids.

kath@retromantic antiques said...

The event sounds like such a nice day and a great way to make money and support the kids.

Love the costume. k

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Hey Pat,
How wonderful to hear you had so much success. It's nice to hear something positive.
Hugs to you and your family,

Anonymous said...

Love Beaker and Congratulations! Well Done!

Silena said...

Hi Pat,
Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience...great support for your walk and a great cause to help find a cure!! Very inspirational!!

Brown Bee Studio said...

Wow what memories Beaker brings back! lol Somthin's waiting for you over at my spot. xoxo