Stick a fork in us; we are done. The 2019 Dallas BT5K is now behind us, and I definitely am glad I did not take a break this year. In three days, the In Memory of McGonigle Team raised just shy of $1,500, and I could not be happier.
Here are big thank yous and big virtual hugs to everyone who has supported the effort. If you have not made a donation yet but want to, please jump in. I think the event pages will remain open and the “Donate Now” link will remain active for a while.
Kels and I walked this year, and it was pretty chilly and spitting rain when we arrived. But once we got moving, we were fine. Here is a thank-you shout-out to all the volunteers who, while we were getting warm by moving, had to stay in one spot to do their jobs. Now, that had to have been cold.
Thank you, too, to Teresa and Dwayne, who walked on their own in Naperville, even though it was far colder up there then in Dallas, and even though, as Tees pointed out, I didn’t give people much of a heads’ up this year.
When I registered a few days ago, the Dallas BT5K had raised $69,000 of its $80,000 goal. The website now says, $74,224 has been raised. So give yourself a big pat on the back for the generous role you have played, Steve would have been grateful, I know, and I sure am.
As I said before, when we walked, we honored not only Steve, but also Kara and Matt's short time together, Dallas Morning News colleagues of Steve who have died of brain tumors, and others.
We also did celebrate a lot of survivors, like Hope. Here is to an ever-increasing number of them.
Your donation not only supports brain tumor patients and their families, but it also supports breakthrough research to improve, extend and ultimately save lives.
Learn more about this worthy cause at www.abta.org.
Again, thank you so very much. You are the best.