"Together we can do what we can never do alone."
-Unknown (Yogi Tea)
In less than one week we will be talking the talk and walking the walk at the 2nd Annual Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis! Sponsors are signed up, including Blendtec, Orgain, ThriveRx, as well as a few of local business's. 100 fun and funky green t-shirts have been ordered with half of them already sold and will go into print on Tuesday. A local GP'er and talented artist, Sarah Fredlund, has dedicated her time to creating beautiful awareness necklaces, name cards to hang for those who cannot make it and fancy green tablecloths to cover the display tables. The same wonderful friends that helped make it happen last year are on it once again to make sure every detail is in place.
Together we CAN make a difference. To have this opportunity, to not only raise funds specifically for GP research but to raise awareness and educate the community of the affect this illness has on millions of lives, gives me hope. Hope is necessary for survival, the light at the end of the tunnel, because I truly believe the answers are out there. I've seen others get better and hope to share some of these stories this fall in addition to my own journey of exploring treatment options.
Look for pictures from the event, which will be posted on the website in a couple of weeks!