Our intrepid little team, with no corporate sponsors and no splashy (or not so splashy) fundraisers and with just a constant reminder to friends, family and strangers to pay something forward, even a small something, to a worthy cause raised:
Not too shabby.
The Eliza Grace Team has raised over $15,000 for the March of Dimes since we started our team in 2007.
We had some simple team t-shirts for our walkers:
We braved the rain:
We were thrilled to have Eliza's teacher Katie join us, and Aunt Carolyn and Nana of course:
Eliza's beloved Aunt Bonnie braved the elements to walk with us:
Words of encouragement were offered:
Cold hands were warmed:
And one little girl had a grand day with her best girlfriends, despite the soggy weather:
Eliza and I walk each year for the families still in the NICU, for those families who never brought their baby home and for the children and families who fight so hard every single day to overcome the effects of prematurity.
We are so very, very grateful to everyone who has supported us with their encouragement and kindness and their generous donations to a cause near to our hearts.
Thank you again ... maybe next year you will walk with us!