Sunday, February 21, 2010

I had such an amazing weekend of appearances!
It all started on Friday evening when I attended the Beantown Beauty Gala where all proceeds from the evening, including a silent auction of Boston related memorabelia, were donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness! Ashley Bickford, Miss Connecticut USA 2010 also attendended.
On Saturday I was part of a Polar Plunge where all proceeds went toward the Lowell General Hospital's TeamWalk for CancerCare which I am the Honorary Chair for 2010. I want to thank all my supporters who helped me raise $300 which was part of a a total of $4000 raised with this event! It was such a beautiful day where an old friend from high school and I actually went in for a second time as it was for a great cause!
Sunday was back to a little bit of glamour by taking part in a bridal fashion show for New Hamsphire Wedding Magazine at the CR Sparks Event and Conference Center in Bedford, New Hampshire. The other models included Irene Raisis Alton, Miss New Hampshire United States 2009, Wendy Mello-Jack, Mrs. Massachusetts United States 2009, and my niece Alexandria who was a first time model and future contestant in the Miss New Hampshire Outstanding Teen Pageant for 2011! Thank you to David's Bridal for providing the beautiful bridal fashions we wore, and to Kristina Hathaway for putting together an amazing event!
After this wonderful weekend, I am looking forward to this week which starts on Thursday with wonderful appearances. Thursday I will be at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Lowes that is opening in Lowell, Massachusetts, where a portion of the proceeds of all gift cards sold throughout the day will go toward the Habitat for Humanity Women Build Only Project. I'm so excited about this as I have been asked to be on the board for this project which Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is the Honorary Chair. On Friday I will take part in Boston's Go Red for Women Luncheon and be a model in the fashion show with other local celebrties. It will be an honor to participate in this event as the Go Red for Women program with the American Heart Association is the platform of choice for the Mrs. International Pageant. Saturday will bring me to the Avon Breast Cancer Walk for Boston Expo at the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts where I have been asked to speak about my participation in this event as a walker, the reason why we walk, and to share my mother's story about her breast cancer battle and why early detection is so important.
I will be sharing details with you next week after all these wonderful events that I feel so blessed to be part of! Till then, enjoy life, and give a little bit of yourself to a good cause, it will make a difference for those in need, but also for you!

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