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5 years later – can The Foorce pull it off?

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This is our team, 3 kids ago (I was equally pregnant in this photo as I will be tomorrow).                      Where does the time go?

Just when I thought we had missed out a year, I found it.  Now the question is, will we get a picture of our team (or at least part of it) on the YAI website for our fifth and final Central Park Challenge?

Tomorrow will be a fun, exciting, and incredibly bittersweet day for me. When I get settled in Houston you can count on me finding something to replace what has become an amazing, memorable and meaningful tradition in our family.

And I would be remiss not to mention that it is not quite too late to help us reach our final fundraising goal for a very worth cause. Click here to visit our team website!

Top Ten: Reasons To Join Our 2014 Central Park Challenge Team, The Foorce Finale!

March 17, 2014 1 comment

bumper stickerOne of my favorite events of the year is around the corner and I am more than happy to tell you ten good reasons as to why you should join our walk/run team this year. The Central Park Challenge is on June 7, 2014, and I truly hope you will be able to be there and see for yourself what all the (well deserved) hype is about.


1. It’s your last chance to join our team, ever.  Read more…

2012 WEGO Health Activist Awards

December 15, 2012 Leave a comment

I feel blessed that we have a “health hero” in our lives to nominate – do you? Here’s the info below:

Announcing the 2012 Health Activist Awards!

We’re excited to share the 2012 WEGO Health Activist Awards Program. This year, we’ve extended the nominations period and added some exciting new award categories.  Now’s your chance to recognize someone who has inspired you, helped you, or even changed your life this year – be sure to recognize all of your health heroes before the nomination period closes on December 31st!

Click to Nominate a Health Activist

Not sure who to nominate but want to stay up to date on all the latest Health Activist Awards Information & News?  Join the WEGO Health Network at or sign up to be on our Judging Panels!

Thanks for participating in the WEGO Health Activist Awards – and for helping us to empower those who make a difference every day.


Susan Mees
Vice President, Community Relations

And the winner is….

December 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Claudia W. of Brooklyn, NY with 52% of the vote!!

The new slogan for The Foorce is “taking the special needs movement by storm” (though I definitely plan to borrow the others from time to time).

To those of you who came to help out today or who generously dropped off donations, please accept my most sincere gratitude. The event was a huge success – we collected so many gifts and donations that the shelter couldn’t get them all back in one trip! Congratulations and thank you for sharing holiday spirit with a lot of families and children today.

Last Chance To Vote For The New Foorce Slogan!

December 16, 2011 1 comment

Quick, cast your votes! The poll will come down tomorrow and the new Foorce slogan will be revealed (see right sidebar).

Tonight is the last night…

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

To send in your questions about Special Needs Financial Planning (go to the Twenty Questions category to see the related post). Tomorrow will be too late. Seriously.

Okay, by the end of the week is probably fine, but make sure you vote for your favorite slogan while you’re at it.

Categories: Contests, Twenty Questions

Vote to give someone special a Best Day! Hurry, contest ends on Nov. 22nd!

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve written about the Best Day Foundation in the past and am happy to have found a way to help this incredible organization – a few seconds of your time can make a huge difference here!

Best Day Foundation -
$25K for Best Day with 2-3 clicks…and some luck OR??

If you vote for Best Day and get a friend or two to do the same, we could win $25K from Chase Community Giving. That would help over 200 kids experience the thrill of riding a wave or sliding down a ski slope! We’re just asking for a couple of clicks and having you ask your friends to do the same.

Why vote?
We spend countless hours writing grants and fundraising so we can keep our programs free for all participants. With just a few seconds of your time can make this the easiest $25K we’ve ever raised — BUT that’s only if you vote. We’ve got over 3,000 people on our mailing list – so, if everyone voted, we’d win for sure. Please help more kids with special needs to surf and play in the snow – with your vote by Tuesday Nov 22nd!

How do I Help?
Simply click the image above, (log into Facebook & allow the Chase Community Giving app permission if necessary*) and then click the green Vote and Share button. That’s it – you’re done! Though we’d appreciate it if you engaged all the FB friends you know to do the same. Who knows, the top recipeient gets $500K and the next top 4 get $100K.

*No need to worry about SPAM from Chase — they didn’t even send us an email to let us know this was happening!

What do I do with my 9 other votes?
You can only vote for Best Day once BUT you canhelp other awesome non-profits! So please also vote for Jimmy Miller Foundation, Life Rolls On, Surfers Environmental Alliance, Ride a Wave, and some of the other great non-profits we recommend. Or search the Chase site for your favorite non-profits.

Think of all the good you can do with just a few clicks today! Angry Birds, Mob Wars, Farmville, and all those other FB games will be there forever — but this chance to help ends on Nov 22nd. So vote today — and please tell your friends!

It was the most productive time we’ve ever spent on Facebook. Thanks for helping!

The Final Three Slogans Have Been Chosen – Let The Voting Begin!

November 13, 2011 1 comment

The top 3 slogans have been revealed – make sure to vote (see the right sidebar) for your favorite before December 15th!

It was a hard decision this weekend and I sincerely thank everyone who sent in slogan ideas. Make sure when voting to consider what would look good on a sticker or t-shirt, or be intriguing to you on a business card. Basically, which slogan would make you look up

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