March of Dimes
What an amazing day yesterday was.The local chapter of March of Dimes Division Director-Shanna Michel and Community Director-April Gentile invited me to share a booth with the mission family, the Ganiers. What an honor. Tim and Kally are proud parents of their darling baby Gavin who survived being a premie. Gavin was only 2 lbs 10 oz and had many medical problems. Through the March of Dimes his is alive and thriving today.
The weather was perfect. Local celebrities, DJ’s Mike and Mindy in the Morning from 99.3 were there. There were 1500 walkers that raised over $150,000. The Jazzercize girls warmed everyone up before the walk, and the mission family led the whole group of walkers on to the beach. When they returned, Publix had set up huge grills and were grilling hundreds of burgers and dogs.
There isn’t a better feeling on earth than being involved in a charity. I love babies and I love the March of Dimes! I met so many great families and charitable people and heard amazing survival stories. Shanna Michel and April Gentile did an awesome job organizing and pulling it all together. Looking forward to the Bikers for Babies Ride!!
If anyone would like to be a part of this heartfelt and true-blue charity in our area, email Shanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or April Gentile at email@example.com
“Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.”~ Moliere
This is truly the best medicine for everyone. Jeanee
Outside the Mission tent. Left- Shanna Michel, the Ganier family, April Gentile, and Jeanee being kicked by baby Gavin.
The March of Dimes mission family – Tim, Kally and Gavin Ganier .
The Ganier family and DJ Mindy, of “Mike and Mindy in the Morning” 99.3 telling their story and leading all of the walkers on to the beach.
Returning from the beach and straight to the burgers. Thank you Publix for the great BBQ!
Wish it was aroma-vision!
Taking a break after the walk.