I am in awe of you, you are an amazing woman. In Maori you would be 'Wahine Toa' (this means all the strength and grace that women possess, warrior woman!)
Good luck for your planning of this important event. I am far away but I think this is such wonderful idea. Is there somewhere that we can make a donation for the costs of accommodation or whatever?
You have really been busy. August 8th sounds fine to me. I hope we have a big group. Marie
You have been one busy lady!!!! If you can give me addresses for any of the media places, I would be happy to send out letters. Sometimes, when poeple, actually, hold a piece of paper (hand-written; not typed) in their hands they realize how important a special group of ladies is!!!!!!!! Of course, if you'd rather, I would be happy to call, also.
Chris, you are doing an amazing job. I, only, wish I lived closer to you, so I could do some "hands on" work with you. Please, don't over-do. Don't push yourself too much. I will talk to you very soon. Thank-you for all you have done, already!!!!
Ok all, I have hotel offers rolling in. They will hold because they are making specail offers for us. I would like to start getting an idea of how many to expect. I gave a rough estimate just so they could have an idea on what they were looking at. I just want to make sure that enough of you are taking all of this seriously and are planning on coming. I have hd a few offers from individuals that want to help financially if someone needs it.
Sorry I haven't been on the forum much the last several days, but my computer is still getting a work out. Besides I would like to hear from all of you, any ideas you have that would help make this a success.
I am really looking forward to meeting everyone. I know we will have a really good time. If we can throw a great cyber-party, imagine how much fun we'll have in person!!!! In the process we may even bring some awareness to the cause. Marie
I will say I will be there, given that all things remain ok , there would be at least 2 of us. I think this is a great idea and will a great week end. marty
I will be there, too if everything remains o.k. I live only two hours away so it's really doable! Great idea! Something to look forward to. Terri
I will be there too, all things considered. If there is something I can do to help online (that's the only activity I am engaging in for now), please let me know. Although I can barely post a picture of my kids on here, lol, I am a fairly savvy researcher.
God Bless you for taking this on--I would be up to be a part of a committee to help with something. An outline, like when we were kids in school, is a good way to remember what needs doing and to delegate certain tasks of responsibility. (just a suggestion).
I am still taking it really easy today, haven't done a dish or picked up any trash. But it's 70 in Chicago today, and I'm hoping my hubby will set up a nice comfy chair for me outside. It's very windy, the the sun is so welcome! You're right about spring!
It makes everyone feel a bit better!
Just trying to keep this bumped up for everyone.
Still checking into hotels, and when I narrow it down I will let you know and then we can make a decision.
What is your best guess at how many might come? I am really looking forward to it. I am also going to a cancer retreat at Wild Life Prairie Park this June. I just found out about it today. It is for all cancers, not just ovca. They have massage therapy, speakers and of course lunch! Marie