Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2nd annual Ichthyosis Day at the K!!!

Wow! What can I say about the support we receive from our friends and family?! It's overwhelming!  Once again a whole crew of Ashlynne's army showed up for Ichthyosis Day at the K this year to cheer on the Kansas City Royals, and to raise awareness for Ichthyosis.  My Aunt Sally came in from Iowa again, as well as several repeat offenders from last year.  We also had many new friends join us, and Ashlynne felt like a little queen again!

This year we went a little bigger and added shirts to the deal. I want to give a huge shout out to Last Chance Graphics in Abilene, KS for donating their time and making the shirts happen, and thus making this fundraiser more profitable.
Some of the crew at Ichthyosis Day at the K

We tailgated to start the day off right.  Then, of course, the kids had to take each grandma to hit up the gift shop.  They're pretty good about double dipping :).  Ashlynne and my friend Amber walked around the stadium in the 9th inning, and someone tossed her a game ball!  So that made her entire night.

Like I mentioned, we went a little bigger and better this year, which is our goal every year.  We added the t-shirts, and my work also did a penny drive to raise $ and awareness for Ichthyosis.  I am so proud of the girls at my salon for raising over $200 in change in the month of May!!!  So far, we have raised about $1500 this month to send to FIRST.  With t-shirt money still trickling in we are hoping that number is even higher by the end of the month!
Ashlynne and part of her army taking in the game

Thank you so much to everyone who has shown support to Ashlynne and our family.  I want to give a huge shout out to Devin, a very special person in Ashlynne's life, who sold a lot of tickets for us and helped make this year so successful.  My husband Russ, who really helped get me on the ball for the fundraising, Thank you, this wouldn't have happened without you.  And once again, Kurt and Kimmy at Last Chance Graphics, your generosity is so appreciated, and we thank you so much!!!

Oh, and one more thing, for the 2nd year in a row, the Royals won on our day!!! Go Royals and go Team Ashlynne!!!

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