I was recently asked if I would like to participate in the nation capital’s upcoming 5K charity walk for women’s cancer, the Walk for Hope.
I spoke to my daughter Macey about it, and at the ripe old age of 7, she jumped at the chance to join! At the time, I had no idea how meaningful the opportunity to help would be to her, and our family as a whole. Immediately springing into action, my daughter customized her own charity web page, baked cookies for potential sponsors, and went door to door collecting offline donations in our neighborhood. She asked permission to call some of my contacts, she sent emails to family/friends, she reached out to her Brownie troop, spoke to her teacher, and was even invited to lunch with her principal today (WOW!).
Watching Macey through this process, I saw 3 powerful life lessons in play:
1. Treat a person as she is, and she will remain as she is. Treat her as she could be, and she will become what she should be.
2. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
3. Don’t coast just because you hit your goals (when she smashed her initial $1,000 goal with plenty of time remaining, she adjusted her goal to $2,500).
A very generous donor, Belfort Furniture, has offered to match every dollar her team raises. So Macey’s new pitch is, “A $5 donation turns into $10, and $10 CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!”
You can check out Macey’s personal page here and OF COURSE any donations would make her day, go to a great cause, and get her a step closer to her ultimate goal of raising $5,000!
A very proud dad!,