Spring seems to be a time for fund raising events such as walks and bicycle rides. Claudia is doing her annual bicycle ride for MS and it is a great cause. I first found out about the ride when a good friend of mine participated in it. She had done a 50 mile MS walk a year or so before and then did the ride another year in support of her Mom who has MS. I was happy to support her and now I can support Claudia. I just found out that Anne also raises funds in memory of her Dad and pledges the money to Claudia. There are great prizes and it's all for an excellent cause.
Our yearly walk supports our local animal shelter. It is a great resource for our area and also aids animals from around the country - helping out other shelters or aiding in emergencies when needed. We started doing this walk when my daughter was about 3 years old. It is one of the ways that I hope to teach her the importance of helping others in need. My Mom taught me that lesson by her examples and the way she lived her life and I hope that I can pass that on. This is the first year I have attempted to create an online donation page and it seems to be going well. Please check it out here and donate if you wish. We really appreciate it and I know the animals do too. Maybe I can even come up with some fibery prizes.
This year the walk means even more since we adopted our dog Bandit from the shelter about 6 months ago. She is really a wonderful addition to our family.