Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Charity Fair

This weekend Mike and I took the girls along with a whole bunch of friends to the IBM Skateathon and Charity Fair. Mike was asked if he wanted to set up a table with the others for FSMAC. The girls had a great time running around with their friends playing games, winning prizes and getting their faces painted of course. They even got air brushed tattoos that they think are the coolest things ever!

Mike and I took turns sitting at our table. Nobody was interested in the charities however. People just came to skate at the MTS Centre and have fun with their kids. In the end we did bring in another $100.00 and my mom brought in around $90.00 selling her Norwex products (all profits to FSMAC). We did manage to educate quite a few people about SMA as well as Unite for the Cure. So, in the end I guess it wasn't a waste of time but next year we may just bring the girls and have fun, skipping the whole table thing.

Mike reminded me that it just goes to show what a great event Georgia's Journey of Hope was. If you haven't seen the site it proudly mentions that we brought in $9554.00 that day. That doesn't include some of the last minute ticket money and donations. In the end, we probably raised over $9700.00! We are quite proud of what we started and look forward to making it bigger and better next year.

We also have sent a cheque to Unite for the Cure for $3500 Canadian which means that we will have reached our goal! Thank you to all of you that have supported us. If you are still considering donating please don't let that stop you. Other families have raised way more than the $5000 goal.

Love to you all,

Kristen

1 comment:

  1. Every dollar counts and although the table didn't raise as much as I'm sure you hoped I am glad SMA is getting more awareness anyway. I think going to just enjoy the day next year is a great idea, especially if it is at the same time of year and you have just done Georgia's Journey of Hope again....you deserve the day off!!

    I am still amazed at all the money you raised, although not surprised-I knew you would do an incredible job and I know that Georgia's life has touched more people than we can even imagine...and is continuing too-she is a special Angel!!

    Thinking of you today, and tomorrow as it is 6 months since Georgia left your arms and became the most special Angel ever. She, and you, are always in our thoughts and prayers. Love Em

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