Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Kerr’

Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Kerr’

Second Delta Optimist Article

3.29.2010 | 0 Comments

(Click here) March 20th, 2010


First Delta Optimist Article

3.29.2010 | 0 Comments

(Click here) January 13th, 2010


All Together Now

3.26.2010 | 0 Comments

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love this community.

The support I’ve received around doing this adventure has been incredible. I honestly wasn’t expecting the level of generosity that I’ve been so fortunate to experience.

Lately I’ve been finding that when I walk into an establishment (in the hopes of being brave enough to ask for a donation), I begin my little spiel about the climb, and something extraordinary happens. Right after I say “I’m climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Delta Hospice…” the person will usually say “Oh YOU’RE the one!”, or “I’ve seen your picture!”, and then they offer me a donation before I even have to ask.

And it’s not just business owners! Last night I was at The Snug wine lounge (which, by the way, is donating a $50 gift certificate!), and imbibed as I was, I loudly (and hopefully not too obnoxiously) proclaimed that I was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. A very lovely Tsawwassenite said, “I’ve seen your picture!”, then handed me $5 as a donation, and wrote down her name and number as she believed her employer may be able to assist, as well.

Just *poof* like that. Amazing.

And I really, really have to thank Jessica Kerr and the Delta Optimist for being the ones who are getting the word out so well. In fact, there’s another article about my climb and the Kili Gala in today’s Optimist!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I was right – this adventure is going to change my life. It already has.


No Turning Back Now

1.05.2010 | 0 Comments

I met with Jessica Kerr this afternoon. She’s a reporter for the Delta Optimist. She was enthusiastic and positive about my plans, and she is graciously going to write about my journey, and has offered to help me when she can when it comes to keeping me on the radar, and promoting events (NOTE: Events are definitely coming!). She is even going to send a photographer out to see me this week so that the newspaper can have a photo of me on file!

Well, there’s no turning back now!

Oh, crap.