As a thank you for being part of Team Muscle Makers, all of the members got to attend a nice luncheon after the 10k.
I sported my Team Muscle Makers tech shirt!
We had really good food at Naples–salad, pasta and dessert. I got to meet other teammates and chat with the founders of Team Muscle Makers.
I donated two Momentum Jewelry foot notes.
There were great raffle prizes that were Star Wars or running related! I bought tons of tickets this time since I learned how it all works when I was last here for the Avengers luncheon. I really wanted to win!
I did win a Stormtrooper lanyard which was perfect since I was Minnie Stormtrooper for the race! This guy is Parker and we run for him! He has Ulrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy and the money raised is donated to the muscle disease clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital where Parker received amazing care.
Parker’s mom, Melissa Mayorgas, founded Team Muscle Makers. She wanted to give back to the clinic that had given such wonderful care to her son. She ran her first Disney race and on the way home, at the airport, someone asked which charity she ran for. She didn’t run for a charity but it got her thinking that she should! And that’s how Team Muscle Makers was born! Melissa and her best friend, Lonna, volunteer their time and 95% of the funding is donated to Rady Children’s Hospital. Both of their families make a trip out of the weekend, run the races and visit the parks. When I ran with Team Muscle Makers for Avengers last November, I knew this was something special I had become a part of and felt lucky, once more, to be part of the team. Running for Parker and others who have muscular dystrophy inspires me to push on and challenge myself. We’re running for those who can’t. We’re making muscles, one mile at a time!
Your path, your pace, Tam