I'm happy to announce that we did indeed pull it off (better late than never!) and will be hosting the 3rd annual Awareness Walk for Gastroparesis and Digestive Health.
The event this year will take place on Saturday, September 6th here in Bellingham, WA. Like previous years it will begin at the farmer's market downtown at 10am with our educational booth, offering handouts, a silent auction, t-shirts (new color this year!) and even more people like myself, living with the challenges of GP ready to share their stories. The walk itself begins at noon, a beautiful, scenic trail along the bay towards Boulevard Park and back. Silent auction ends at 2pm and the event at 2:30. Prizes include a brand new Blendtec blender (retails $500), running and bike gear packages, gift certificates including Trader Joe's, colorful knitted hats and more).
Check out this link to read a review and view pictures from the previous years. It has always been an absolute fantastic time, not only spreading awareness and raising money for research, but the excitement of coming together for a great cause, something to give us hope and connect with others.
Due to the late planning this year we are still working on gathering sponsors to help cover the costs (trail, t-shirts, print, etc), as well as donate funds for research (again going to the Digestive Health Alliance) and/or product for auction.
My favorite part, the Awareness Walk t-shirts have been created and are ready to go to print. What we need from you is an idea of how many to order so we don't overspend or run short!
Shirts this year are available both in ladies v-neck or men's crew neck. Ladies, if you prefer crew neck no worries, just order what you would were in a men's size! They are made by Bella, which we chose to go with after falling in love with Hope's Alley awareness T that was super soft to the skin and available for the same price as previous American Apparel brand.
Below is the design. The colors will be in the lines, this is just a proof for print. If you would like to pre-order please go to the store link. Orders placed by August 15th will also receive an option for Macrobar samples and coupons.
Thanks for your support and I'll be updating soon!