First, my fundraising is going GREAT!! We are now at $3,300. That is awesome! :) I have had some amazing generous donations. I have had a few complete strangers donate. If you are reading this, thank you so much. You are so inspiring. I have also had some friends donate. Some small some big all greatly appreciated. So thank you to my awesome friends for taking a little out of your paycheck to cure diabetes.
Second, training is going pretty well. Our rides are now around 30 miles. We will pick up a lot more this summer as both my dad and I will be on summer break from work and will have a lot more time to ride.
Third, I had a Rubios fundraiser last week and had over 40 people attend. It was lots of fun with great food. Thanks to all who went to support me. I'm planning a Souplantation fundraiser for July so get your appetites ready!!
Fourth, 92129 Magazine just recently published an article on me. If you're not lucky enough to live in 92129 you can read it online here: http://www.92129magazine.com/2012/05/a-passion-for-life-and-a-drive-to-find-a-cure-for-diabetes/ . Thanks Zeena for a well written article and some great photos!!
Fifth, I was the star of a documentary that will be available this fall. I cannot reveal details online but I can tell you that I had the entire crew in San Diego for over 12 hours and they interviewed me and my parents, followed me to work, watched me play soccer, and even went wakeboarding with me. It was soo fun!!!
Finally, mark your calendars for Saturday August 25. I will be having a fundraiser event with paella, music, free coffee bean, massages, a silent auction, and good friends. I am very excited! I'm looking for donations of things to auction off.
I'm off to go sell raffle tickets at some little league games. I'll leave you with a few photos.
|Makeup artist, Producer, and Sound/Lights Crew turning my house into a Hollywood set|
|A bunch of the Rubios night people! Thanks guys :)|
|Getting ready to wakeboard as the cameraman zooms in on me|