Hayden won two awards; one for being the "youngest walker" (he got a book!) and thanks to the support of those we know and love, he got a medal for being the child who raised the most money, which in total amounted to about $1,500.00! Thank you so MUCH to all who helped out! The total amount raised is over $42,000 and will be distributed between the participating hospitals for that area. This is a Canadian wide event, so I am excited to see how much was raised for the country altogether.
The blanket that my Mom and I knitted as a donation was also a hit. I had indicated that maybe it should be a prize or something, but it ended up being put in the silent auction. I was skeptical about how appealing it might be as an auction item, but of course when I got to the event, there were more than enough elderly ladies with hip replacements there who were interested in it! I understand it sold for at least $35, which was excellent! Here are some photos of it, which I miraculously remembered to take:
The Hip Hip Hooray Balloons, top left corner
The Balloons Again, top right corner
The Whole Thing
Here is a photo of me and the kids. Take special notice of Hayden's medal that he won!Again, a big thanks to all of you who helped out!