I love working with the schools in my hometown of Quincy, MA, and the Bernazzani Spring Fair on June 4 was no exception. So many parents jump in and get involved to make their children's school experience memorable, and I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the Spring Fair fundraiser this year. They completely outdid themselves this year, and everybody had a blast!
Over the course of approximately 4 hours, we had 83 kids come through our line. There were so many happy faces that day! Thank you to all the families who came out to support the school!
A few months late, but better late than never, right?
I had such a FABULOUS time at the March of Dimes March for Babies in Boston on May 7, 2016. This event hits close to home for me because 25 years ago tomorrow (Happy Birthday, Steve!!!) my son was born 10 weeks premature. He spent the first month of his life in the NICU hooked up to wires and fed through a tube. For the 6 months after he came home, he was connected to an apnea monitor that sounded every time he fell asleep because he breathing was too shallow for the monitor to detect.
As crazy as that time was, we were incredibly lucky. He has had a few challenges over the years because of his birth, but he's grown in to a strong man, a good husband and an amazing father. So many other families are not as lucky.
The people who came out to the March were amazing. There were so many families there supporting each other and their loved ones. The volunteers were pouring out of the woodwork. The weather was overcast but the sun was shining through every person who participated.
I especially appreciate the time, effort and dedication of the organizers. It takes so much work to pull off an event that size and they managed it without a hitch. Then, they took the time to send out an email acknowledging everyone else who participated.
Here's what they had to say....
I'd like to offer a special thank you to Vanessa Medeiros and her team for everything they do!