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Blue skies and positivity

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Not sure that it topped the moment at the Opening Ceremony when Muhammad Ali made his inspirational surprise appearance, but so many songs from the Closing (Concert?) of the 30th Olympiad Games are stuck in our minds this morning.  What a great way to start off this week.

Whether it was ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky performance… then of course Spice Girls’ Positivity.

Yes sometimes all you need is positivity.



The lyrics that might keep on repeating in our office until Friday is… Monty Python’s Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

We will, we will, rock you… (Monday)!  As we’re tackling another week of event planning, fundraising, and other great things like more continuing ed. classes, you might catch us humming a tune as well…

Keep on singing with us.

The last time I was up this early …

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

We’ve been asking so much to hear from your families about your stories and actions.  Here’s a little something about us.

Another round of summer greetings… this time from Maine!  Here’s a photo of me waiting for the sunrise.  We’re on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine.  At 1,532 feet, my family and I are standing on the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and during certain times of the year, it is the first place to view sunrise in the United States.

The last time I was up and out this early was… on the day of the 18th Walk!  04.28.2012 to be exact.

(Suddenly remembered something about generators and lights.  Volunteers might remember this early morning shot.)

Speaking of sunrises and brand new days, we’ll blog more soon about the newly opened #puw2013!  In the meantime, how’s your summer going?  Seriously enough about us again, let us know how you and your team members are spending your summer.  Send us your summer and sunrise photos!

Postcard from 08528

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Greetings from Jersey – here’s a view from our Kingston, NJ office.  We’ve been remembering to water our flowers, so they’re hanging on… sign that it’s summer, summer, summer time (Will Smith’s Summertime is the song of the moment)!  It’s relatively quiet here in our office, compared to April.  However, we’re still kind of waiting for the real calm to arrive.

While we’re savoring all those trips to the Jersey Shore with our own families, and longer days with after work trips to our local farms (must get as much Jersey corn and tomatoes as possible), and watching as much of the Olympic Games as possible… the next Walk has also been keeping our summer moving really fast.

Just in case you missed the last buzz:  2013 Registration is now open!  Yes the website for our 19th Walk is up.  And for those on social media, even the hashtag is running.  You are encouraged to join the conversation and start using #puw2013 with your tweets.  If you have a few minutes to spare between your jammed pack summer vacation days, please make sure you register early – there are many reasons why you can benefit from signing up before school starts.

Speaking of classes, we’re also attending a few summer sessions, to learn new tools to help you fundraise better.  We’ll let you know about them, as soon as we finish learning about them, ourselves.  Stay tuned.

Okay enough about us, how’s your summer going so far?  (Can you tell we already miss every single one of our 500+ teams?)  Please do leave us a comment and let us know how you and your team members are doing.  How are you all spending your summer?  Don’t forget to send us your photos =).

In the meantime, wishing lots of barbeques, beach getaways, and lazy summer backyard days for your entire family.  We hope you and your team members grab the bug spray and sunblock and spend lots of time outdoors.  We’re hoping to do the same before the fall/winter aka “We got the date!” time rolls around.

Please keep in touch and definitely reach out to us, especially about any of your fall fundraiser ideas.  We’re open year round and haven’t packed our bags yet, though we’re excited about this upcoming overseas trip.