Happy Tuesday friends! I hope your Halloween weekends were filled with many tricks and treats…mostly treats. Me & Mr. C enjoyed dressing up Baby Ninja and watching him devour his first taste into the world of candy…a mini twix bar. Anyhow the weekend was filled with family fun, hope you had a good one too.
Today I want to use this social space to tell the story of my friend Maisie and invite you to a super fun fundraiser for her family this Friday night.
Maisie is a 6 year old that lives in Lakewood, attends Lakewood Catholic Academy, loves princesses and her four other siblings and is the daughter of my friends Megan and Ryan. Maisie was recently diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia which is a super scary and very rare blood disease. Our dear little Maisie is in need of bone marrow transplant and so her family and friends have been raising awareness for “Be the Match.org” all the while getting volunteers to take the swab test to see if anyone is a close match for little Maisie.
This past weekend over fifteen hundred people gathered at Lakewood Park to celebrate Maisie and her family through a costume parade and treat trail. It seriously was the most moving fundraiser I have ever been to. So many children, so many happy faces, such a feeling of joy and hope, we were all there for our friends and their little lady.
Please join us this Friday night, November 6th from 6-7pm at Psycle (in Westlake) as we ride together for this little friend and her family. The class is a donation ride but we would love it if you could sign up in advance to accommodate for all of our riders who want to participate. Who knows, if we have enough riders we might just convince our instructor to open up another hour class! All funds will go to the family in order to help covers all expenses they may have during these times.
At Friday’s ride there will also be BetheMatch.org take home kits for anyone who wants to be tested to see if they match Maisie. There will also be t-shirts and bracelets on hand for sale.
I look forward to seeing everyone for a good ride, make sure and wear your maroon…#MaroonforMaisie. We love you guys and are keeping you in our hearts and prayers.