This blog is almost entirely about my professional activities with some insight to my hobbies and other interests. However, once a year I take a moment out of my "analyst life" on this blog to post something that pulls our entire family and our local community together:
Once again the Gotta family is involved in the Somers’ Relay For Life walk-a-thon (being held on May 30-31, 2009), to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS). Cancer has touched many of our family members and friends over the years.
My wife Cathy is working hard scheduling entertainment for the day and is coordinating activities for the young adults walking throughout the night. My daughter's Meg and Rachael are the captains of our team, “Waving Good-Bye to Cancer”. Denise will join us when she returns from Scotland (semester abroad). Our team consists of 5 adults and 10 youth that range from 16-23 years old. We are currently involved in a variety of group fund-raisers such as bake sales and bottle/can drives. We are also reaching out to our family, friends, and other people in our lives for a donation. Your contributions are more important than ever before given these tough economic times. Families rely on the ACS to help fight this devastating disease.
Please help in whatever small way you can to help make our Relay For Life walk-a-thon successful. You can make a gift by following the links to either Meagan’s or Rachael’s personal donation page. Information on how to make an offline (postal mail) donation can be found here. There's also a widget located in the upper right corner of my blog that you can click on as well.
Pictures from last year's effort. This shot is a little blurry but it was a wonderful moment as people wrote their memories on the bus.
The Gotta family and the rest of the Waving Good-Bye To Cancer team very much appreciate your generosity. Thank you!
And now, back to our normal programming...