Monday, August 16, 2010

We’re walking, yes indeed, we’re walking….

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and pushing a wheelchair, and pulling a wagon, and most likely riding two scooters!

Dear friends, family, & faithful blog readers,                                                                                      

Get your walking shoes on!!! Please join us for the first annual United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Energy for Life Walkathon when we gather in honor of Lucy Grace Marlett and all of those affected by mitochondrial disease for a fun morning of celebration and hope to raise money for mitochondrial disease research. Please plan to join our team For the Love of Lucy and our family on Saturday, September 25, 2010!!

The Energy for Life Walk: DelVal will be held at Campbell's Field Stadium in Camden, NJ on Saturday September 25, 2010.  The walk kicks off promptly at 9:00am with registration beginning at 7:30am.

There are many ways you can get involved.  You can register to walk in the event.  Register online at www.energyforlifewalk.org/delval and join our team For the Love of Lucy !   You can volunteer to work at the event or help set up the night before.  You can make a secure online donation to help us meet our fundraising goal in honor of Lucy and all of those affected with mitochondrial disease.

Take your participation to the next level by gathering pledges to raise even more money from neighbors, friends, and co-workers.  If you are unable to attend that morning, you may still support For the Love of Lucy by joining our team as a virtual walker and by joining our pledge raising efforts on-line and making a donation in honor of Lucy.

Every 15 minutes a child is born with a mitochondrial disease.  Right now, there are no known cures for mitochondrial diseases.  Due to the devastating effects of mitochondrial disease on key body parts such as the brain, muscles, heart, and lungs, many of these children will not survive their teenage years.

Is there hope?  The answer is a resounding yes!  We are inspired by your love and friendship, by your concern and support, and by your participation in helping us raise money to continue funding very necessary research that takes us closer to a cure for Lucy and all of those affected with mitochondrial disease.

Again, thank you for helping support our team For the Love of Lucy and the UMDF, we hope each of you will be able to participate either in person our as a virtual walker on Saturday, September 25th, 2010!

With love and appreciation,  
All the Marletts
Drew, Nicole, Jack, Megan, Sophie, & Lucy too

*If you would like to visit the Camden Aquarium after the walk on September 25th, discount tickets are available for purchase (tickets are discounted from 21.00 to 15.00 for adults and 17.00 to 11.50 for children 2 and older).  If you are interested, please contact me at ndmarlett@aol.com  and let me know how many tickets you desire as the UMDF needs to order these discount tickets ahead of time

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