Friday, April 16, 2010


In an effort to raise some money without directly asking for money which I uncomfortable doing, I decided to have a bake sale. I picked cupcakes. Who doesn't like cupcakes? I made chocolate peanut butter and coconut lime cupcakes.

I was very happy with the results. I was a little sad I didn't get more people at the actual event cause I like to socialize, but I had a lot of "to go" orders. I ended up raising about 50% of my total needed to qualify to ride, so I was please in the end.

I'm still raising money for the Tour de Cure. My new tactic is to challenge everyone who knows someone with diabetes to donate $5. Feel free to visit my Tour de Cure page and donate or get more information. The money goes to the American Diabetes Association for research.

There are cute pics of my dad as a kid on the website. Did I mention I'm doing the ride for my dad? Pretty much all of his health issues come from complications from diabetes. I'll have fun, but I'm taking the ride very seriously, needless to say.
Cameron was the dearest friend and helped me make some of the cupcakes. He made the chocolate with dark chocolate frosting and white beady things ones and the chocolate with vanilla icing and peanut butter with chocolate drizzles.
I made the chocolate with peanut butter frosting and mini chocolate chip sprinkles and the coconut vanilla with coconut lime icing ones. Mmmmm. They were all wonderful. I sampled them all as witnessed by my ever expanding waistline.
Our friend Brian dropped in and helped us wrap all the to go plates. What the two gentlemen didn't know is that I totally teared up on my way home because I was so touched by their support for my cause.
I continue to be touched and tear up with every donation and words of support that come in. You're not just helping me to qualify for a bike ride or supporting research for diabetes. You're giving me hope for a better future for my dad, everyone else I know with diabetes, and any future progeny I might have that are at risk.
XOXO --Amy

1 comment:

sara jensen said...

I love you Amy! Way to go!