Thursday, September 30, 2010

2010 Energy for Life Walkathon…

EFL Team Photo 2010 #2

We all woke bright and early Saturday morning to show our support for Lucy and all who are affected by mitochondrial disease!

We are so overwhelmed…in a good way…by all of the love, support, care, concern, thoughts, and prayers that are given to our family!  It means the world to us to know that so many care!

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It is for the Love of Lucy, and the many others affected by mitochondrial disease, that we came together to raise awareness and funds for mitochondrial disease!


Our team shirts were simply…adorable. 


Many, many thanks to our dear friend Kimberly for designing our team logo “For the Love of Lucy”.


Friends young and old gathered to walk.


Honestly, I think these girls could have walked a marathon…

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…they were so happy to walk together!

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We pushed Lucy in her wheelchair…

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While others pushed strollers…


Some took turns pulling wagons…


While a very special brother took turns pushing Lucy’s wheelchair so that Mommy could snap a few pictures for posterity sake…


Megan offered piggy back rides to Sophie, as long as the ride wasn’t too long!


Others found the view from atop of their daddy or mommy’s shoulders to be the best!


Some pulled more than their fair share of the weight for the walk…


  While other’s went along for the ride.


A few scootered…


While some were content to just sit and take in the view…


…of the Philadelphia skyline.


Perhaps one more could have used a ride…

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In the end all of the hard work and planning that went into organizing an event of this magnitude paid off…

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…the First Annual DelVal Energy for Life Walkathon had over 300 walkers and raised over $30,000 for mitochondrial disease research!! 

We look forward to doing it again next year for the love of Lucy and the many others who are affected my mitochondrial disease!

Please continue to support the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation in the efforts to help find a cure!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Energy for Life Walkathon…


We want to thank all of you who have signed up to walk and or made a donation!  Your support means the world to us!!! 

It’s not too late to join our team or to make a donation “For the Love of Lucy”!  Your support is is greatly appreciated!

Did you notice the graphic on the left sidebar of our blog?  Our very talented friend and graphic designer Kimberly, designed this logo for our team.  We LOVE it!

Click on our team logo on the left side bar and it will link you directly to our team page where you can sign up to be a walker and make a donation.

You can make a difference!

For the Love of Lucy Logo

Friday, September 17, 2010

What a Scooper Evening!



We want to thank each and every one of you who came out and supported our Bruster’s Ice  Cream Fundraiser this evening.  We are overwhelmed, in a good way, by all of the love and support given to our family.  We especially want to thank those of you who rolled up your sleeves and helped to scoop, we could not have done the evening without your hard work and strong biceps! We also want to thank the team at Bruster’s for helping us make our event  successful.


We had fun, and raised some money in the process for a cause that is so near and dear to our hearts.  Jack asked us when we were driving home tonight, “Mom, do you think we raised enough money tonight to find a cure for Mitochondrial Disease?”  We told him that we definitely made a contribution, but that it will take a lot more ice cream fundraisers to fund the research necessary to find a cure for mito.   Our kids then spent the remainder of our ride home brainstorming ideas for future fundraisers.  They are motivated to make a difference!  What their dad and I already know, is that they already have made a difference!


Drew and I are constantly amazed by the love, support, thoughts, and prayers that are being given to our family!  Thank you so much for all that you do!

With much love and appreciation,  

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time Change…

For those of you who are planning on coming out and supporting our team For the Love of Lucy this Friday September 17th at Bruster’s, please note the event will be held from 4 to 7 pm NOT 6 to 9 pm!

We are also in need of volunteers to help us scoop.  If you can help us with this, please please contact me via e-mail at, and we will make this happen. 

As always, thanks for your love and support, it means the world to us!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation…

Check this out, we love that Jack Black is raising awareness for mitochondrial disease!

Thanks for all of the love, support, and donations that are coming in For the Love of Lucy.  If you have not already, please join us in supporting Lucy and the many others who are affected by mitochondrial disease by joining our team, For the Love of Lucy, either as a walker or virtual walker and making a donation to the UMDF.

Yours towards a cure,

All the Marletts