Hello MUD Bloods!
Welcome to 2020. This year I turn, ahem, Sixty Something, AND in December will celebrate my 10th Transplantiversary. Where DID the time go? Well, it flew by with numerous (9+) Team MUD Blood events, kids in college, volleyball, Lake Burton trips and lots of good times with family and friends. But NONE of that would have happened without the support of the Be the Match organization. And of course, my amazing perfect match, Rike. And a great medical team. And a village of friends and family who stepped forward with time, energy, car rides, meals, etc. On two continents even!
So, it's time for a Pop Up Team MUD Blood event. This coming Friday, January 24th we have 2 activities that you can join to help me recognize the past and the future. In honor of our multiple Walk-Runs, consider coming to Braemar Field (now domed) in Edina to Walk-Run. We'll be there from 4-5:30 pm. It's a ~ 1/4 mile astroturf track in a dome. Then from 6pm - 9pm we'll have a Party. The Party will include food, beverages and good conversation among friends.
And of course, no gifts for me BUT please consider donating to Be The Match, Team MUD Bloods. We've raised $150,000 so far and my goal for 2020 is $6200 with a stretch target of $10,000. We're off to a strong start and this is achievable. Just like the summer and fall of 2010, I'm feeling positive!
Let me know if you can join us for the Walk-Run and/or the Party. And thank you for all your support these 10+ years (from June 19, 2010 diagnosis.).
Lisa Gareis Korslund