Wings of Hope Week 8 Update   1/17/10 – 1/24/10

*Written by our team captain, Chris Kidwell

Can you believe it’s been two months since we started Wings of Hope? I certainly can’t. What’s even more unbelievable to me is how well we are doing. After eight weeks, we are still the number one team out of 72 with $2,226.00 raised for the American Cancer Society. We have reached 45% of our goal and are responsible for 5.5% of all the money raised for the April 16th event.

We would like to thank Joyce Cole, an employee at Johns Hopkins Hospital for her generous donation last week. Joyce and I have never actually met, but she was the person responsible for my out-of-state patient scheduling when we first found my tumor in August 2008. She took amazing care of me via the telephone and e-mail during my treatment program.

I’d like to recap our amazing team members for our relay event: Co-Captain Jennifer Bridge, Lynne & Larry Bridge, Christina Colley, Mary DiMaggio, Jennifer Engesser, Brian Ferrina, Darren Johnson, Rachel Markus, and Angel McMellin.

Angel is still looking for a location to host our bake sale, so if you have any suggestions, please contact her.

We will be having a team meeting on Saturday, March 6th at 11:30 a.m. with the restaurant to be determined. It’s not too late to join our team or to help us in reaching our goals. So if you are interested in finding out more about what you can do for Wings of Hope and the American Cancer Society, please contact myself or Jennifer Bridge.

And as always, thanks to our thylicious sisters at Dear Thyroid for their continued support promoting our team.

Until next week,

Wings of Hope