First of all let me apologize for not blogging more often. With university exams everything just got so crazy. Better late than never.
This blog post will be about the amazing time I had at the Walk for Alzheimers. Alzheimers has always been something very close to me heart and it is a disease that we have so little knowledge about. It also has no cure which I find terrifying. However, it was inspiring to everyone rally together in search for a cure at the Walk for Alzheimers on Saturday May 7th.
I woke up at 5:30am to get ready, shower, hair, makeup, outfit, it’s a long process. I left at about 8am and arrived at Tunny’s Pasture at 8:30. I was directed to the children tent where I was to make
balloon animals for all the children who were walking with their parents (and of course some parents too). I can’t even count how many times I said “I can make a dog, cat, giraffe, elephant, bunny, flower or a sword.” I was so inspired to see so many kids walking and raising money for such an amazing cause.
Once little girl kept coming back every 5 minutes to show me something. Sometimes it was about her balloon animal I had made her, sometimes it was a hula hoop trick. She was adorable. Maybe in a few years she’ll be writing on this blog too… okay seeing as she was about 2 years old maybe more than a few years.
People also brought their dogs to to walk with them. I got to meet two of the most adorable miniature chihuahuas in the world. They were so cute!
They also had Magic 100.3 there to play live music. Jeff Hopper, one of the hosts of Magic 100.3, was there to MC the whole event as well. He was super funny and everyone loved him! After the even I got the chance to meet up with him and his team. I even made them some balloon animals to take home with them.
Jeff has been doing this event for many years and he had mentioned how much he loved to watch it grow.
There were so many volunteers there; I met some wonderful people, especially those I met at the children’s table. Jamie and her daughter were both volunteers I met there. They had been going to the Alzheimers walk since the beginning. Jamie had mentioned as well about how much it had grown. I owe her a big thank you for teaching me to hula hoop as well.
There were families with young kids, teenagers, friends, sororities, grandkids walking with their great grandparents and more. I was truly as inspiring weekend and I am so glad I got the opportunity to participate and help out.
Until next time, cheers.
Miss Teenage Ottawa 2016