Saturday, August 2, 2008
this morning we left the house bright and early to drive to columbus to participate in the kayak for a cure ms fundraiser. what a glorious day! the above shot of early-morning kayakers greeted us when we arrived at alum creek state park beach.
about 40 kayakers participated in the 3 hour paddle.
these are our kayaks -- king for him and queen for me. hee hee
here we are shortly before the big launch!
these 2 young men inspired me so much today. mark, on the left and the founder of kayak for a cure, not only has a dream for making the world a better place but is willing to work long hours to ensure it comes true. you've got to admire someone who takes that one small step that could lead to great things. ken, on the right, organized the columbus event today as a dedication to his dad who was diagnosed with ms in 1993. his goal was to raise $10,000 and we fell short by less than $500. ken's heartfelt dedication to a cause inspired and humbled me so much! donations can still be made to this cause by clicking on the link here and then going to the columbus, ohio link to make a donation.
here is a big part of the group returning to shore after a fun time of recreation and fellowship. some of the young people in this group had never met ken or mark before. they saw the invitation to participate in the event at their local gym and pitched right in to raise money and further the fight to find a cure for ms. wow! i never cease to be amazed by the overwhelmingly giving spirit of mankind.
we came home tired and sunburnt but filled with the resolve to do more to better this wonderful world. thanks, mark and ken, for the inspiration, the dedication and your awesome giving spirits!!
Posted by julie king at 7:27 PM