April 28, 2012

March of Dimes 2012

What a great morning for a walk. 
This was the second year for our family and friends to get together and walk
 in honor of my cousin's little boy Bennett. 
Here is their story. 
(Julie's words)
Bennett has been an inspiration since the day we found out he was on his way. He has overcome a difficult pregnancy after 100 days of bedrest and the loss of his twin brother at 20 weeks. Our family truly thanks the March of Dimes and the research they continue to do to ensure happy endings like ours. Bennett has taught us what life is all about and we are more proud of him everyday.
We are so excited that we are expecting another little bundle in Feburary! We are thankful for the March of Dimes and the research that helps high risk pregnancies like ours go full term without complication. We can not wait to soon meet our little girl! I know she will be just as amazing as her big brother!

We had so much fun walking in his honor last year and raised an amazing $6,000!!!
I couldnt have been more thankful for the support of our family and friends.
We know we will have just as much fun this year for this great cause!

We will raise funds for the March of Dimes and walk in his honor again on
 April 28th at Heritage Park here in Olympia!

This year All Star Ford (Joel, Bennett's dad's work) is even raffling off a brand new Ford Focus to Benefit the March for Babies Thurston County.
We are so excited about this and if you want to learn more or turn your donation into
 $10 raffle tickets email us at julieolsen@comcast.net.
The donation must be made to me, another ticket seller, or at All Star Ford to qualify for the raffle and NOT donated through the website here. (either way 100% goes to March of Dimes)

See our full story at www.julieandjoelolsen.blogspot.com

This was us at the office Friday before the walk. 
Last day before the March of Dimes walk in Olympia... 
Come in or call and get a raffle ticket from us in the
 Centralia office for your chance to win a 2012 Ford Focus 
and at the same time supporting the March of Dimes!!! 

So Saturday morning we gathered at Heritage Park for the walk.
Team Bennett ROCKS...

Joel speaking, Bennett wanting to talk. 
He is so cute. 

The Olsen Family

 Courtney and Violet did the face painting for all the kids. 
They did a great job. 

Julie was so jealous about all the hair that Savannah has compared to Anna.
You can't see Anna, she has the green and white hat on.  

What a fun morning. 
So glad Bennett is healthy and a normal 3 year old. 
Love that kid!!! 
Also email me if you want to buy a raffle ticket, 
they are still available until May 18th 
and the drawing for the car is June 2. 
I can't wait to see who wins the new 2012 Ford Focus.