Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend Checklist: Help Fight SMA

While my usual Saturday starts with a run (see Tracy's Staff Profile), this past Saturday's was a little more special. I ran the 3rd Annual Taylor's Hope 5k - A 5k for SMA! I have wanted to run it for the past 2 years, but each year I have had a conflict. Year 1 was a week after I had my first baby and last year said baby woke up with a double ear infection so instead of running the race, I had to run to the pediatrician.

I was determined to make it this year!

This cause has become dear to me since Taylor is the daughter of a friend of mine. She is the most beautiful, bubbly little girl and her whole family has such a positive attitude. I sooooo want researchers to find a cure and soon! SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) is the leading inherited killer of children under 2.

Also, CWDkids has supported Fight SMA over the years as a company. This photo is actually a very large poster from one of the SMAsquerade Balls that hangs in our quality contol area. Everyone gets a kick out of seeing the President of our company in his "mug shot".

To make a donation or to learn more about SMA, visit fightsma.org or curesma.org

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