BENEFITING: MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION
EVENT: Run Long Beach 2013
EVENT DATE: Oct 13, 2013
I'm running my third Long Beach Half Marathon, my sixth half marathon since I started this craziness in 2009! Please consider supporting me in this goal. All the money raised will go back to the music therapy program at Miller Children's Hospital to purchase needed supplies. With extra funds, we can provide more children with music therapy to help them take their minds off of their illness, to help them write a song about what they are going through, to normalize their hospitalization by teaching them an instrument, to provide family music-making that we can record and in some cases the recording becomes a living legacy, and sometimes, to provide patients with an instrument that they have started to learn in the hospital to keep and bring home. I turned the big 4-0 this year, so I'm trying to raise $100 per decade of my life! So...here's what I was doing through the years:
First decade (0-10): Ballet, tap, and jazz lessons (that's how come I'm the best follower in the world!), playing in my backyard with my brother on our swingset in NJ, playing neighborhood-wide hide and seek, learning my first instruments--piano and flute.
Second decade (11-20): Marching band in high school, started music therapy degree in college, candy striper, providing music in nursing homes, Discovery Zone worker!
Third decade (21-30): Graduated with BA and later MA, moved to CA from NJ, continued to find myself! :-) Adaptive ski instructor, country line dancer, music therapist.
Fourth decade: (31-40): Found my dream job and my dream girl! Travelled to Italy. Bought a house!! Continue to do the things I love!
You can fund a year ($10), a decade ($100) or any amount you choose! If you can't do this at this time, please send me some good ju-ju on October 13th!
Thank you for being a part of my life! Whatever decade(s) you were there! :-)