Monday, May 2, 2011

We Did It!

Thanks to all of YOU, we met our goal of $30,000 to give to childhood brain cancer research! In fact, we exceeded our goal by several thousand. Wow! We feel so blessed and are so excited to fund new research!!

The Joe P Rally Run of 2011 was again a freezing cold, cloudy day. But again several hundred of you showed up and volunteered and ran and celebrated Joseph's life. Thank you so much to everyone who came, gave, sponsored, volunteered and supported from afar.

We did a kid's fun run this year, which was wonderful. The faithful Chick Fil-A cow came and can you believe every child beat him? That cow really needs to get in shape. :) It was really fun to have him and added a lot of excitement for the kiddos.

Special thanks to Jennifer Barr and Elaine Kay who really pulled this whole thing off!

Here are some pictures of the special day:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It was a great day and we so appreciate everyone who made it possible!

A very special thanks to our awesome sponsors this year:

e+ Foundation

Morgan Keegan

Waste Management

Advanced Network Solutions

Icon Clinical Research

Chick Fil-A of Brentwood

Brentwood Children's Clinic


Bass Security

Crossfit of Murfreesboro

Loden Vision


United Healthcare

Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Moe's, Brueggers, Dick's Sporting Goods, Starbucks, JC Interiors, Green Fleet Messengers, McDonalds, Big Move Games, Sodium, Snip-its, Learning Express, and Cafe Nonna.


Lynn T said...

Such a special day! Love all the pics.

Anonymous said...

Great result, well done

Brea said...

Wow, GO JOE P!!! I hadn't heard the final donation tally. That is just awesome!

Siobhan said...

Yay! So great to see you raised so much.. lots like it was a really great day too. It has to be said Pauline Taaffe you look fantastic. I'm not sure you'd have any friends left in Dun Emer if we showed these around.

I also was meaning to comment on the picture in the earlier post "Twinklings of Joseph" - I love this picture I think he looks like a rsuch a "Taaffe" in this one ... I think it's the smile. It's that big Taaffe grin. I think of him with this grin as he watched you all run!

Well done again - I look forward to being a virtual participant again next year!
Siobhan xx

Christy said...

What have I ever done except love and cherish your family that you would go and do a thing like this to me?

(I showed the photo to Phil ... his response, "Honey, you can barely even see you behind your nose.")

Nana-bear said...

It was a great day to honor a great little boy Joe P. We still miss that little warrior so much.Thanks Gillian for posting great day great photos.Keep praying for Natalie she is enduring some pain.(She is the precious girl in the photo with me) She has since lost all her beautiful hair.It makes me realize how important research is.Thank you to everyone who participated.

Anonymous said...

Remembering little Joe P today as it gets close to the third anniversary of his homegoing to heaven and its hard to believe he would be a big boy almost 7 years old .We miss Joe P . Nana bear