Monday, April 28, 2008

Saturday at the Rose Bowl

“What do you call love, hate, charity, revenge, humanity, magnanimity, forgiveness? Different results of the one master impulse: the necessity of securing one's self-approval”
Mark Twain, (1835-1910), writer

Doing my part to improve or help society, I spent my Saturday morning supporting Autism Speaks. Truly a worthy cause and very humbling as you see and hear some of the heartbreaking stories to you and me. However, the truly heartwarming sight is seeing and hearing stories of how the parents of these children and teens continually find small and meaningful victories through the challenges of raising a child on the autistic spectrum.

I am delighted to have done my small part to help raise awareness and dollars to the tune of $1,700 personally and nearly $50,000 from our group.


3 comments:

Jack said...

Very cool.

B2 said...

Good work for a good cause; you should feel proud of yourself and your team.

On The Mark said...

I have a cause that's important to me that requires getting up one day a year (among many other things) at 4 am to ride in a bike-a-thon. It's always difficult, but it feels great once you've completed the task.

So I can relate to your sense of accomplishment. I only wish that we could raise $50,000! Good job and congratulations.