Family Time with the Cares Foundation

29 Oct

Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to participate in a 5k walk at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The walk was a fundraiser for the Cares Foundation and specifically benefited those with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). A friend of mine’s daughter has CAH and when she told me that they were doing the fundraising walk, I practically begged her to send me the information so we could sign up.

I know, I know… who has to beg their friend to send them fundraising information?!

However, I’ve actually seen this happen time and time again over the years. So many people are asking for money or business on their Facebook pages, that other people don’t even want to share an organization they are passionate about because they feel like they are just adding to the gimme-gimme noise. But here’s the thing when your friend is passionate about something – like an organization that has helped her navigate a disorder like CAH – we WANT to show up for them. Really!

And we had such a wonderful time!

There were a bunch of fantastic raffles, so we went ahead and donated $20 for raffle tickets and put a few in each of the baskets we liked. Jack had the opportunity to draw the ticket for the very first prize… and it was our ticket!

We now had board games coming out the wazoo and Jack is already obsessed with the mini Etch-a-Sketch from “What’s My Sketch.” We took it with us to dinner over the weekend and it kept all three of us busy competing with each other.

Here are Jack (left) and Travis’ (right) pictures for “make a picture of Ollie”:

And here is “make a smilie face” (Travis on left and Jack on right):

We can’t wait for the next rainy weekend day so we can break into some new games!

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