As of February 25th, I reached my goal of raising $1000 between February 10 and March 10 as part of Team In Training’s Adrenaline Challenge! I am so very grateful for all of your support! I have been constantly amazed by the donations and words of encouragement I have received so far on this journey. Absolutely amazed. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $814 million in blood cancer research. The organization funds more blood cancer research than all other voluntary health agencies. Isn’t that something else??
Just so you have an idea of where your money is going. An LLS-funded researcher developed Gleevec®, a pill for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). Now, more than 95% of newly diagnosed CML patients survive more than 5 years with a good quality of life. LLS was also instrumental in the development of Velcade®, a targeted treatment approved for patients with multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma.
While much has been achieved, there is so much more that can and needs to be done. So, thank you for all of your donations. And if you haven’t donated, but still would like to, PLEASE do! It is going toward a wonderful cause! Here is the link to my fundraising site. You all are awesome!
On a related note, today I received a thank you email from the American Red Cross for my blood donation back on January 28th. They informed me that my blood was sent to Meriter Hospital in Madison. Donating blood is another great way to contribute!
And speaking of giving back, on Monday night I attended the Sneaker Soiree which was a fundraising event for Girls on the Run in Dane County! We had a blast and it was for a wonderful cause! How can you go wrong with great company, great wine, great appetizers and great desserts all for a great cause?!? Our spring season starts March 24th! This event got me so pumped up to see my girls in a few weeks!
And just to put a smile on your face, look at these cuties!
Quote of the Day:
“Huggers have more fun in this life. Shakers don’t risk anything. If you don’t risk, you don’t earn the chance to live a better life.” -Brogan Graham, referring to hugging versus shaking hands
A couple of weeks ago, I made this tasty dinner! The chicken recipe (which I will share soon!) was super easy and another “oldie but goodie” that has made it into “THE Cookbook”, but I wanted a fun side dish to spice it up! Hence, Roasted Pesto Potatoes! And I would totally make these again-ridiculously easy and yummy!
Roasted Pesto Potatoes
- 1.5 pounds small red potatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/3 cup basil pesto
- Preheat oven to 400*.
- In a large baking dish, toss potatoes with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until potatoes are tender and golden brown.
- In a large bowl, toss potatoes with pesto; serve.
Courtesy of Let’s Dish