Sunday, October 19, 2008

Walk on the Wild Side

"Team TJ" came out of retirement to strut it's stuff on October 4th in Boston, and strut we did. The day was fantastic, falling into place amazingly. We took the T in from Cambridge, met up with the other team members easily, and walked at the front of the pack in beautiful weather.

This year our team grew. All of the Kerrigans came out to support us. We were especially happy to have Warnick family members Cassie (also Type 1), Dave, and Christine join us. Grandma came along as well, and Grampee came as an honorary member (anyone who rides a motorcycle all the way from Indiana and still wants to walk 3 miles can join our team anytime!).

Unlike last year, this year's walk was much more fun and far less stress. Suzanne helped with the t-shirts and logistics, and for the most part I was able to keep myself in check, remembering that just being at the walk is enough. We did raise a more than respectable $4200, but even if we had not, the walk was a success in my book. As beautiful day, a reminder that we are not alone in this journey, a fantastic lunch at Boarder Cafe. And really cool t-shirts from great day all around.

Many, many thanks to Sally and Kevin, Mike and Suzanne, the Kerrigans, Warnicks, and Bornings, and TJ's amazing friends! As I have many times, we are so lucky.

See more pics of the day here:
JDRF 2008

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