Heart Walk Countdown!

After preparing all summer, we’re down to the final three days before the SB Heart Walk!  The Heart Walk benefits the American Heart Association and this will be our family’s fourth walk.  What started out as a fun, creative way to celebrate Rudy’s birthday with some friends has turned into a pretty amazing effort year after year with close to 100 “Team Rudy” donors and 40+ walkers who participate in celebration of Rudy!!!  A large group of friends will be involved again this year as Wilson and the DPHS drum line will be pumping up walkers along the walk route and members of Livy’s Girl Scout troop will be manning the water station at the 1/2 way mark.  So fun!!!  The Westmont baseball team is walking again this year and will stop by the Team Rudy tent to cheer on their fellow warrior…go Rudy…go Warriors!  🙂

If you’re in the area, please join us!  We’ll set up the “Team Rudy” tent on Cabrillo right across the street from the Fess Parker Resort rotunda.  The Heart Walk festivities begin in the rotunda at 8:30am, we’ll meet at our tent at 9:15am and walk over to the opening ceremony together, the walk should end about 11:15am and, for those who can stay, we’ll meet up at the tent again for birthday cupcakes!  🙂

Our family’s personal fundraising goal is $10,000.00 and we are very close…we’re just $1400 away from our goal.  If you were planning to make a donation but haven’t yet, now’s the time!  🙂  Follow the link below to the Heart Walk homepage, you’ll see our family’s name on the right under “Top Fundraisers”…just click on our name and it’ll take you to our personal page.

Link to the Heart Walk Website

Thank you friends!  The funds we’ve raised the past 4 years have all gone to fund pediatric research and programs!  Together we truly are making a difference in the lives of children with congenital heart defects.  I’ve always hoped that our efforts would make a difference for Rudy too but it can’t go overlooked that YOU already have made a significant impact on Rudy’s life through your prayers and friendship.  His life is so rich.  Thank you for helping us pay it forward!  🙂  Bless you friends.

Rudy and the Westmont Warriors!
Rudy and the Westmont Warriors!  (September 2013)

A random candid shot…just because!

Wilson lending a helping hand...um, actually a helping TWO hands and legs and etc, etc, etc.  Whatever it takes!
Wilson lending a helping hand…um, actually a helping TWO hands and legs and etc, etc, etc. Whatever it takes!

A little walk down Heart Walk Memory Lane…

Heart Walk 2010
Heart Walk 2010 (age 2)
Heart Walk 2011
Heart Walk 2011 (age 3)
Heart Walk 2012
Heart Walk 2012 (age 4)

Stay tuned for a fun recap of this year’s Walk!!!

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