Friday, July 29, 2011
Wow! What an incedible place! I took a tour today of CSH New Brunswick with Miss New Jersey 2011! We were able to visit children of all ages that were being helped by Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Today was one of my favorite days this year!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tonight was Childrens Specialized Hospitals night at the Lakewood Blue Claws Game! It was the perfect celebration because there were so many families from the hospital there and so many volunteers helping to run our stand. This was really a great way to thank everyone for their hard work all year!
Today was the ribbon cutting for the new site on Lakehurst Road. It is really an amazing place and so many more children will be able to recieve therapy now! It was really special because I saw so many peple that I met during the last year that have been helping to raise funds to get the new site built! We did it! Thank you!
I threw out the first pitch at the Blue Claws Game tonight for REMAX! It was so much fun!
We were in the middle of a heat wave and the temperature was 98 but that didnot stop everyone from helping to celebrate the work REMAX does with the Childrens Miracle Network! The Blue Claws mascot Buster kept the crowd going and my Mom and I got our picture taken with "Porkroll!" I spent the niight with Jillian thanking as many agents as I could.It was really a great time!!
Tonight was the anniversary of when I met some very special people from my Hospital at last years event! I've been so lucky to spend the last year being part of their fundraising and awareness efforts. So many people from the hospital are like family to me!
This was really a fun day! I met so many families that had been helped by local Children's Hospitals. Mr G, the weatherman from WPIX television started the event and he kept things rolling! After the walk we were able to stay in the park and enjoy the rides and attractions!
This golf outing was truly amazing! It was sponsored by New York and New Jersey Marriott's and the food was Incredible! They had the most incredible desserts and a brick fired pizza oven on wheels! I met a comedian named Matt Kazam who was the Master of Ceremonies for the auction items and also on tour with the "Last Comic Standing." I was honored to sing for the participants as they enjoyed their lunch.
Since the Childrens Miracle Network is the platform for the Miss America pagaent I was invited to attend the Miss NJ Pagaent in Ocean City. It was an amazing experience to see so many young college women together in a pageant atmosphere. They were all so talented and beautiful!!
Today I was the guest at a regional meeting at Sams Club in Edison. There were managers from a few Walmarts and Sams Clubs in the area. I got to share my story with them and thank them for everything they do to raise money to help Children like me. I really love meeting all the employees in the store.
Today was amazing! We went to Manhattan to help A&P Supermarkets kickoff their CMN Campaign. We joined the cast of the broadway play "Memphis" at a southern barbeque in the alley next to the theater. The cast performed a few songs from the play and then the producers of the play sent my Mom and I to see it that night! We went on a backstage tour and met a bunch of incredibly talented actors!
The weather was beautiful for the walk and I got to see so many friends I had met recently like Vladi, Ariana and Briana (not to mention Mr Cupcake was there.) I started the walk with Ashleigh, Miss New Jersey 2010 and then finished the walk with my Mom- it felt so great to exercise on such a beautiful day for such a great cause!
Today was a fundraiser at the Laurita Winery with Miss Monmouth County, Katie Revier. As a contestant in the Miss NJ Pagaent Katie raises money for the Childrens Miracle Network. This was an afternoon celebrating the Arts. Theater performers from around the state came to share the stage. Wow! They were really amazing. I performed a song for them too!
This was the day I was waiting for! My Kickoff party as the 2011 Childrens Miracle Network Champion for New Jersey. It was so exciting! It was sponsored by Walmart and there were so many people there that were important to me. There was family, friends, teachers, counselors, and therapists there. I was really surprised when Miss Monmouth County, Katie Revier, presented me with a crown to show I was a true champion. The best part of it all was the employees at Walmart! They were so happy to have me there! It was really a very special day! Thank You!
Now this is how to have a great time! Everyone worked so hard to raise money for the Childrens Miracle Network! Miss New Jersey came and judged the dance contest! I was so lucky to meet so many college students that truly cared about their cause. It felt like a real concert when I sang for them!