Thursday, September 9, 2010

Do Something....

This is my new favorite quote..... "I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that....then I realized I was somebody."  - Lily Tomlin.  I LOVE it!  I am a doer.  But, this summer I finally came to the realization that I didn't want to just do stuff.  I get very busy doing all the things that I commit to and I finally decided that I wanted to spend my time and money investing in things that really mattered.  Things that make a difference.  Things that I can be proud of and that my children will eventually be proud of.  So, from time to time, I like to share some of those things that I think really matter.   The Kyrie Foundation's Twilight Walk is one of those things. 
Do you have plans on Saturday, Sept. 18?  If not, I'm hoping you'll join my family and I as we participate in the 3rd annual Twilight Walk for the Kyrie Foundation at the Bishop Carrol track.  Our next door neighbors and their families started the Kyrie Foundation after their daughter, Kyrie, died from pediatric brain cancer.  She passed away shortly before we moved in, but we know our little girls would have been great friends. 

Could she be any cuter?  She would be 5 this year.  Just like our Anna.  No one can imagine how devastating it would be to lose your daughter only 9 weeks after learning she had a tumor in her brain.  But the family decided to turn this unbelievably painful and personal experience into something that could change the world.  Investing in research will someday lead to a cure for other children.  That's where the Kyrie Foundation comes in.  They raise money in order to raise awareness and fund research for pediatric brain cancer.  In only a few short years, they've already raised $50,000 for a memorial research grant given to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. 

So, I want to invite you to come to the Twilight Walk with us.  There are plenty of fun activities for the kids, a silent auction, and then everyone walks together 10 quarter-mile laps around the track representing the 10 children that are diagnosed everyday with a brain tumor.  TEN.  This is a chance for you and your family to help the Kyrie Foundation make a HUGE difference!  You can register here.  It's only $10 to participate.  And I promise, you won't forget it.  My kids talk about it all year long and ask when we're doing it again.  This is something that matters.  Maybe you're in the mood to "do something" too.  If you are, I can't wait to see you at the walk!


  1. Mary,

    The interesting thing is this could be the research Catherine is working on... She is funded through the government. I know she has worked on Pediatric Neuroblastoma... along with a couple others... I wish we could all be there that night to walk with you!

  2. That's really cool. I bet she gets to do some really interesting stuff. Someday you'll live closer!! Isabella was really excited to get her card in the mail. She said it was because you guys couldn't come to her party since you live SO FAR (extra exaggerated)away.