I would like to share part of my thank you speech for my recent Harvest Hoe Down fundraiser. I was happily shocked at the outpouring of financial support. But really, even without the money, there was enough love and support in the room to cure cancer.
To the wildwood owners and staff for volunteering the space
and person-power; to the tennis club for a huge kid friendly place.
My coffee posse and dear friends for being the first to say, “let’s raise some money,” and to Sam and Susan for saying “yeah we’re all in, Honey!”
Kasi and Rachael for event planning extraordinaire;
Susan and Linda for doing “everything auction” with perfect flare.
Paula for knowing her way around a web site; Tess for creating a ribbon necklace so bright.
Pique Newsmagazine for the beautiful ad; The Whistler Question for tickets so rad.
Alison and the CBCN for launching my media advocacy career; Amy for her crazy “Hoe Down” idea.
All who donated the food, the drink and to the silent auction
your art, your skill, your “best of Whistler” options.
All the volunteers — too many to mention; we all know you run this town full of good intention.
To the WB foundation for making a big surprise donation; to Tara for keeping the event rolling with smashing narration.
Genn for the best Tracy Chapman cover back in high school; community band for playing the jazz oh so cool
Jeremy for the music that helped me get through this time and last;
Scriptease for the improv, wasn’t that a blast?
Heather , Chantal and the Vibe Tribe for the healing beauty of dance; our very own DJ Peacefrog for providing a groovy trance.
Carol and Yuko for reminding us to BELIEVE that there is grace and beauty in cancer and a long healthy life to achieve
My husband, my children, and family who support me with their unconditional love; and finally, all of you who came here to support me and my family — I’m in awe of.
Believe in your town.
Believe in the miracle of modern medicine working together with the natural world to achieve a cure.
I love and thank you all from the bottom of my heart.