Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Today, I finally made it to one of my favorite Wal~Mart's, THE WASHINGTON MISSOURI WAL~MART! It was fun to see Rachel and Amanda again. We plan on having some kind of fundraiser this summer for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I always enjoy going to see them.
But today was very different. I am so use to that Wal~Mart being SUPER busy all hours of the day. Today it wasn't. The weather man has predicted tornadoes for our area until late tonight. After the devastating loss in Joplin, MO, I think everyone is finding a safe place to be. So while I was out having fun with my Washington Wal~Mart, I am also reminded of my duties as being Champion for the State of Missouri.
Freeman Health System is a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It is the only full functioning hospital in Joplin at the moment (according to what little news we get). The citizens of Joplin are enduring great loss and devastation. So please, please make a donation to Freeman Health Systems through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Right now their Wal~Mart Campaign would be taking place, but their Wal~Mart is completely gone. I can't even begin to imagine an entire Wal~Mart there one day and the next day POOF it is gone.
Please pray with me for all those effected by the tornadoes and for the tornadoes to subside. Also, please make a donation with me to Freeman Health System a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
May is for Miracles Radio Broadcast
93.7 The Bull- Mason, Dusty & Remy, Rewind 103.3 Cindy & Greg
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis Ambassadors representing SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center: Greta (2010), Josh (2007) with my little sister Cassandra on his back, & Me (2009)
May is for Miracles!
Please tune in on Wednesday, May 11 from 6am to 6pm as Clear Channel Radio 93.7 THE BULL and Rewind 103.3 broadcast live from my favorite place in St. Louis! Yes, you guessed it! SSM CARDINAL GLENNON CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER!!! Please call 1-800-432-4KID or go to http://www.cmn-stl.org/ to make your pledges. We need your help! Then tune in again on Thursday, May 12 from 6am to 6pm as they broadcast live from St. Louis Children's Hospital.
I love radiothon from Glennon each year. We always have a great time. This will be the forth time I have broad casted live from Glennon. My first year was 2007, and I was a little nervous but I got over it quickly. Because by 2009, I was having fun with the radio personalities, answering phones and talking with all the volunteers. During my 2009 Ambassador year, there was one patient at Glennon that was walking between appointments that I was able to race cars with in the atrium. If you haven't seen the atrium at Glennon, you truly are missing something spectacular. It makes is feel like home, not a stuffy old hospital.
I have just learned some news via Facebook. I have come full circle with Radiothon. When I started as a shy little boy, my broadcaster was Cindy Collins. With the change up to Radiothon, and the new radio stations, I will see Cindy Collins again. It will be comforting to have a friendly face at Radiothon.
Everyone tune in! I will be there.
(I will update Wednesday night with pictures and posts about the day.)
Tomorrow is going to be an adventure as I make the rounds to three different Wal~Mart's to help promote the National Wal~Mart Campaign here in Jefferson, Washington and St. Francois Counties. My morning will start at DeSoto at approximately 10:00 am. Thank you Mom for allowing me to sleep in a little tomorrow. (I don't get to sleep in on Wednesday!) Then I will be off to Potosi and my final destination will be Desloge. Each of these Wal~Mart's did great things for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. I am really honored and proud to say I get to go and see their wonderful employees. Two of these Wal~Mart's are in really remote areas, and they are doing BIG things for children like me.
So I will be awarding Wal~Mart #0152 of DeSoto their certificate with their 2010 fundraising total on it. They did $3686.00. Woo Hoo! Way to go DeSoto! Then off to Wal~Mart #0173 of Potosi to award them their certificate! They raised $1,127.00. I am really proud of them, especially with what the unemployment rate is down there. It really shows the big hearts that are in Potosi. My final stop is Wal~Mart #0095 of Desloge with a grand total for 2010 being $6324.00. All I can say is WOW! Each of these Wal~Marts are very special to me in their own ways. Most the time they don't even realize when I come to visit. It isn't often, but I do visit them quite a bit. Thank you Wal~Mart! Thank you! Thank you!
I will see you TOMORROW!
(I will post pictures and updates tomorrow night after I return from making the rounds.)
Then I was off to Potosi. Now usually when I am in Potosi, I am getting ready to head to the Starlite Drive-In located near Cadet, MO. One time when we were heading to the movies, I actually SAW my poster in their store! Yes, my poster was that far south in Potosi. I didn't realize they were in our area in 2009. So you can only imagine my surprise when I saw my promotional poster in their store back then. I knew this Wal~Mart had to be special. (The 2011 Local Ambassadors' promotional poster is up in their store now and it looks nice.)
Saturday, May 7, 2011
This picture isn't the best, but it is better than nothing, for now.
So please buy a Creating Miracles Charm Bracelet retails for $20 with $10 going back to the local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. These beautiful bracelets are available at Chico's, White House Black Market, and Soma Intimates. You can also purchase them online from each of these retail stores.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Well do I have the perfect event for you. Please visit the following website: www.cmn-stl.org/take-action/events/race-miracles-family-5K-runwalk . It should be great fun. Plus everyone will get a great laugh out of my little sister trying to push my wheelchair during the walk. She is a little too small to see over the wheelchair. I wonder how long it will take before mom takes over. Any ideas? I hope to see everyone out there.
-- Christopher --