Monday, August 10, 2009

Raksha Walk

A couple of weekends ago, I participated in the Raksha Walk for the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation with some good friends. It was a 5k walk around a gorgeous lake area for Distraction Free Driving, a worthwhile cause in my book.
My friend Sarah and I purchased a "mystery box" of sorts and here were our reactions. Ash is wayyyy to quick with the camera to have not posted these faces. We won a gift certificate to The Cheesecake Factory and will be having a friend date night sometime soon. :)
After we finished our walk, we chipped in and helped a couple of the ladies at the finish line cheer on all of the other finishers! We did lots of yelling, clapping, high-fiving and it was wonderful to see everyone's faces as they rounded the last curve and realized we were cheering them on. Sometimes, support is really motivational and essential to finish those last few feet.

Sarah, Ash and I in front of the gorgeous lake we walked around.
And STLF-ers! :D Kari, the red-head in the back middle, started the organization and works really hard to keep it going. She is ridiculously hard-working and is going to seriously turn the non-profit world upside down someday. Actually, she already has started to. All of these people are fabulous and give up an extraordinary amount of time of their lives to volunteer. They are definitely some of my role models.

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