It all started simply enough — fellow Coreteker Sarah Roland sent out an email mentioning that she was starting out a Coretek walking team for the “Walk For Wishes” event, and asked for anyone to join or support her in her effort. The Southeast Michigan Walk for Wishes 2013 event was to be held at the Detroit Zoo, in support of the Make-A-Wish Michigan foundation.
Upon seeing the email, I immediately thought of my wife, who had done some charity-focused walks in the past, and forwarded the email. She loved the idea, and immediately joined in.
Fast-forward to a sunny, wonderful Saturday May 4th at the Detroit Zoo where 3000 of our closest friends came out to help raise more than $345,000, and had a great time doing it. And Sarah’s little Coretek team even raised over $500 in the process — not bad!
And once we arrived on the morning of the walk, the kids and I could not resist either, and jumped in with Sarah’s family, making it a two-family team. Sarah’s son was an excellent zoo tour guide! We had great time all the way through. Here’s a pic of some of our team crossing the finish line…
It ended all-too fast, and wrapped up with a nice celebration ceremony and lunch. Afterward, we made our way back through the zoo afterward just to see some more sights at a little more of a leisurely pace.
All in all: great enthusiasm, a great zoo, great company, great food, and of course, a great cause.
Thanks to Sarah for putting it together, and thanks to many of you reading this for donating.
See you there next year!