Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall Stampede Recap

Wow! Thank you so much to everyone that helped make Fall Stampede a huge success for our team, yorksALLin. In Ellie's name, we were able to meet our goal of raising $500 for the Children's Cancer Center here in Tampa. Actually, we exceeded it. What?! That is amazing! I honestly thought that it was an unrealistic goal. Thank you for proving me wrong. By giving to the CCC, you have shown our family a kindness and generosity that will not be forgotten.

To everyone that donated time and/or money, thank you so very much. To those that donated, who may not even know Ellie, thank you for giving to our cause anyway. While I know that there are so many other programs out there to help families, it is nice knowing that the CCC is local, and all of the donations stay here. 

To everyone that showed up for Ellie on! We were blown away by the love from family and friends. Thank you for giving of your (early) Saturday morning to support such a wonderful cause. Excluding our family of five, we had 23 people there cheering on Ellie! 

Nobody was scared of the Chick-fil-A cows this year!

Uncle Stephen, Aunt Andrea and our friend Josiah walked with us.


Spoiler Alert: Ellie did not run/walk the entire mile, only about the last 50 yards.
Still, she looked cute doing it.
This is one of my favorite faces that Ellie makes. 
Crossing the Finish Line with Mommy and Uncle Jeffrey.

Uncle Stephen, Aunt Andrea, Mike & Diddy crossing the Finish Line.

ADPi sisters and lifelong friends.
These are six out of our collective nine children.
They are amazing because they got up early and drove very far to see us.  ;)

The Fabulous Ciampa Family

Diddy, her favorite lamb stuffed animal, was the official mascot of Fall Stampede.
You know, besides the cows.

Megan and I after running the 5k.
It was humid.
And I sweat like Josh on Bachelor in Paradise.

Thank you for helping our family support the Children's Cancer Center. It was a lot of fun and we cannot wait to do it again next year!

I apologize for the delay in posting this recap. That evening after the race, we discovered that we had a lice situation. I know. So, Saturday night, Sunday and Monday were spent de-lousing our heads and home. Since Tuesday, Ellie and I have been at the hospital every day. It has been a very long and emotionally tiring week. More on that later. But, the roughest part of Ellie's treatment ends tomorrow. Hallelujah! 

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