“Life is short. 

If there was ever a moment to follow your passion

and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.”

– 40 Quotes to Help You Follow Your Passion, Marc and Angel

Here comes the sun.

September 10th was the annual I Back Jack golf outing in Hartland, Wisconsin.  The sky was a brilliant bright blue and generous souls golfed or played tennis, tipped Annie at the on-course refreshment stand, purchased auction items and ultimately embraced the fight against pediatric cancer.  Honored and humbled to work alongside a brilliant committee who created a meaningful and wildly successful event.

One of my favorite moments during the event (and there were many, many favorite moments) was the introduction of a 14-year-old North Carolina native, Mary Kate during the evening presentation.  She heard Jack’s story online and she has been quietly fundraising in her home state to the tune of $30,000 raised since the tender age of 11 when she first heard about Jack’s battle.  Listening to her inspired story of kids helping kids officially melted me.  She had a room full of dinner guests at full attention as she asked us all to join her by “doing something.”  Officially inspired by Mary Kate and each and every kid out there…making a difference as kids helping kids.

Loved setting up and decorating the refreshment station out at the 5th hole on the golf course.

I created a mini-first aid station this year!