5k for MDA-2016

Parents and PVO teachers/staff:


Thank you so much for all of the support that you have shown our students in getting ready for the 5k/ 1K (for the small kiddos) to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


Lindsey and I are very excited and terrified to be running our first marathon on October 9th to support people living in our community with muscular dystrophy and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).  We came to the school about 3 weeks ago and asked all of the children to run with us, and raise money to send one child to MDA Summer Camp.  I was so impressed with how excited all of the kids were to do something to help other people that they did not even know.  This weekend I saw several girls in Ogden having a lemonade/brownie sale on the corner to raise money for MDA.  It makes me incredibly proud of our students and our community.


We have a goal of raising $2000 to send one child to MDA Summer camp at no cost to their families.  The class at each school that raises the most will receive a pizza party. 

Check out this video of the important of MDA Summer Camp:    PLEASE SHOW THIS VIDEO TO YOUR STUDENT.  Lindsey and I visited the camp this summer and it is amazing because they make every single activity accessible and focus on ABILITIES.  We all have God given abilities, regardless of a disability.  In the last 15 years of working for MDA I have been to camp many times and it still amazes me that this awesome kids have such a “can do” spirit. 


The money was due today to the classrooms, but if you did not make it please send it tomorrow.  If you would prefer to make a donation online, please just send a note with your child letting the teacher know so that she can add it to the class total.  Link to make an online donation:  PVO 5k/1K Donation Page   This is our general page for Lindsey and I but it will count towards the school’s goal. 


WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 5K AT 2:00PM ON Friday, September 23rd at the Royal school.  Please text or email me if you are available to help. 


Also: We are hosting a Backyard BBQ at the Lannert’s house on Friday night after the 5k for the parents and PVO teachers/staff if they would like to come out an support MDA.  It will be very casual.  We will be providing food, and beverages (lemonade/iced tea) AND LIVE music.  Please RSVP on my facebook page or text me so that I can get a head count for food purposes. https://www.facebook.com/event...



Thank you so much for supporting Lindsey & I in running the Chicago Marathon for MDA and all of the families that they serve.