Thanks to everyone who supported our team and helped us raise about $2,800 for the American Cancer Society! As you can see, a bunch of former elementary school teachers charged with getting crafty made for a gosh-darn pinktacular poster-making gone-wild “Hope for the Ta-tas!” campsite.
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Only a few more weeks until my first year as a doctoral student ends and I head to DC and internship-land for the summer. Before I take off, here’s what I’m attempting to squeeze into my calendar:
- Checking out the newly updated North Carolina Museum of Art, which has a grand reopening on April 24th-25th. Their preview pics of reflecting pools & sculpture gardens look absolutely stunning. The night of the 24th, festivities include musical performances & fireworks. I’ll be out of town for the kickoff event itself, but you should go online for free tickets!
- Heading into some rapids at the U.S. Whitewater Center in Charlotte – a $50 day pass includes ziplines, kayakking, climbing and rafting. Tempted to try the Rodeo whitewater course!
- Re-living college quad concerts as Pat McGee rolls into Raleigh.
- Walking my booty off at UNC’s Relay for Life efforts to support the American Center Society as my team creates, “Hope for the Ta-tas”.
- Catching up on local foodie recommendations: Lantern for high-end Asian fusion, Watts Grocery for brunch, Toast for paninis, Only Burger for grease on the go, and Sawasdee in our quest to subsist soley off pad Thai and curry.
- Consuming as many Locopops as possible. You have to love a popsicle chain that makes charoset flavored treats for Passover.
- Lying in the sun in the Outer Banks. Any recommendations for pet-friendly lodging?
- And…finishing all my final projects. Sigh. Can’t we fast-forward past that part?!?
If you believe that it’s better to give than to receive (and you think your friends and families might agree), perhaps a charitable donation is in order this holiday season.
Shameless plug in the name of a good cause; $10 buys you a luminary in honor of someone whose life has been affected by cancer and helps my Relay for Life team reach their goals.
An extremely practical way to make a classroom better – donate to support the cost of teacher-requested resources. A gift certificate allows the recipient to choose the classroom project they’d like to support. Continue reading
Only 192 days until Relay For Life - one of the most popular ways for communities to honor those who have battled cancer while fundraising for the American Cancer Society.
At UNC, Relay for Life is a Really Big Deal. Dozens of students organize the logistics, and hundreds of teams sign up to participate. This year, the School of Ed team will be co-captained by yours truly, which means that cancer might as well just give up now.
I know my strengths, and I’m pretty certain that one of them is taking care of business/making it happen/getting shit done. When it comes to supporting a worthy cause, multiply that times 10. Or maybe 100. Who knows? I’m unstoppable!
If you would like to contribute to my general unstoppable-ness, please consider donating to the cause here:
You will note that my team is already in first place – and the event isn’t until April. Thanks in advance for making it a little easier for me to look good. And for vital research to continue. Win-win!