I wanted to bring attention today to my very amazing Floridian friend, Amy LaVenture! Amy and I met when we studied abroad in Italy during the Spring of 2007. We met on/at the elevators in our Italian boarding school dorm, and became very very close friends. We discussed life over a bottle of wine at Maurizio’s, ate pizza together as we strolled through Venice and laughed together every single day of those amazing four months.
Today is actually Amy’s birthday! I visited her in Tampa for her 22nd birthday, the summer after we studied abroad, and I wish so badly that I could be there today to celebrate with her! A few states and 15 hours separate us for now, so…Happy birthday to you, Ms. LaVenture!
Well, not only is Amy smart, fun and beautiful, but she also has a heart of gold! This October will be Amy’s second round of doing the 3-day Breast Cancer walk for the Susan G. Komen Foundation
. In order to do the walk, Amy needs to raise at least $2,300 and she is 28% there! I donated $40 today and I wanted to offer you all the opportunity to help. If you’d like to make a donation of any amount:
- go to www.the3day.org
- on the right, scroll over “Donate”
- click on “Search for a Participant”
- type in Amy LaVenture
- and make your donation! =)
She is the only “Amy LaVenture” on the site so she should be easy to find. Or if you have a friend who is doing the walk in another city, donate in their name. =) There’s a quote…and I can’t remember who said it, but I think it’s extremely true. I love it. It goes something like this…”No one ever got poor by helping others.” …food for thought…
Enjoy your Wednesday!