Sunday, December 12, 2010

Signature Chefs

As most of you know, Isabelle was born at 23 weeks 6 days gestation, weighing only 1 pound 9 ounces. She had the odds stacked against her from the beginning, but with many prayers, excellent care from her doctors and nurses, and the support of the March of Dimes, she is a healthy toddler, throwing tantrums with the best of 'em.

We have been huge March of Dimes advocates since her birth. I signed us up for our first March for Babies walk from my hospital bed the day after Izzy was born. We both knew we needed to do something. Our baby was sick. We felt helpless. We needed an outlet. That outlet was the March of Dimes. We've participated in two walks now, and last year we organized a charity golf tournament for MOD. With the help of our very supportive friends and family, our team, Izzy's Angel, was the #1 fundraising team in Tarrant County last year!

We have the honor and privilege of being this year's March of Dimes Ambassador Family for Tarrant County. There are two major fundraising events held each year: Signature Chefs and March for Babies. The Signature Chefs event was held last month. It is a dinner and auction where several of the finest local chefs prepare a signature dish and donate some sort of fancy dining experience to be auctioned. We had a great time sampling about 20 delicious treats (Sadly, I spent too much time talking, and didn't make it to all the tables.) Seats for this event normally go for $250 a pop, but we were generously given two tables to fill with family and friends. After the dinner and auction, this video was played.

Next up is March for Babies in April. I will be hitting you all up to participate soon, so get ready!

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