Making a Difference

Yesterday was the annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Harrisburg, Pa. This year I set my personal goal at a modest $100. Let’s face it times are tough for a lot of people, myself included! People don’t have extra disposable income, even if it’s donating to a charity, which is tax deductible and a great selfless act! Ben Bernanke wants to toot his horn stating the recession is over, that is not the case where I live. Clearly it just sounds like someone wants a pat on the back for a job well done and I would have to disagree! Lancaster was one of the last places to be affected by the recession and most likely we will be one of the last ones out. I live in a very conservative area, I mean VERY CONSERVATIVE! The small business where I am employed has cut it’s workforce down to 3 people. Even the owner’s wife was laid off. Thankfully I am an *essential worker* and I have job security…for the meantime anyway!

Anywho sorry for the ramble and back to the point of my post. I was able to double my goal and collect over $200, YAY! I’m not sure what our team’s total was since we opted to not get pneumonia and forfeit the walk. It had been in the low 40’s and raining for days and we were not about to walk around outside for several hours no matter how great the cause. My donations along with the rest of the teams will be mailed in so all is not lost. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who was able to spare those extra bucks and help out the American Cancer Society!
Donations are accepted year round so if anyone out there would like to help, I have a bag available on the website where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The link is HERE.
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