It was a perfect day for a stroll in the park—overcast, breezy, and 70 degrees (considering that we had some 90 degree days just a week ago, it WAS perfect although
Charlene someone didn’t agree). And in support of a worthy cause, all the better. Today was the first annual Brevard (County) Walk for Wishes to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. The mission of the Make-a-Wish Foundation: “We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”
I belong to a local (Brevard County, Florida) networking group for small business called ‘I Support Local Business’ (ISLB) and our team was titled ‘Jewels for Wishes’ and co-captained by Rochelle (the ISLB founder) and Charlene (a Premier Designs jeweler thus the team name). We came in fourth on fundraising efforts. Woo hoo!
Our team (not in the order in the picture): Charlene, Rochelle, Kerry, Mickaolyn (MK) and her two daughters, Tolise and her dog Cody, Theresa, Alan, Ken, Rhonda and her daughter Ella, Ann (my sister), Anna, and me.
It was a small gathering at the Riverfront Park in historic Cocoa Village but I’m sure the numbers will grow as it gets established. There was a live band in the amphitheater, refreshments for walkers, raffle prizes (I think most were won by the ISLB team members), activities for children, Jazzercise for warm up and cool down, goody bags (with a huge tube of sunscreen from a local company called Ocean Potion) and the mascot for the Brevard County Manatees minor league baseball team. We walked twice around the boardwalk and were done! And the park had a real bathroom so no dreaded port-a-potties!
The covered boardwalk around the park was spectacular, the river views were breathtaking, and the company was delightful. And hopefully we helped to make a child’s wish come true. See you next year!