As far as the walk, I posted a lot of details back a few days ago...so you can page back to look at everything. But basically....we will have a tent set up with a banner that says Ally's Army (we are big enough to get our own tent!!) Instead of going to the normal registration area, you can just come directly to Ally's Army tent. They told me our tent will be close to the stage. Most of my walkers are pre-registered, which is awesome. You can turn in any extra funds raised that night too. I know I have a batch of checks sitting here to turn in which is going to put us over the $32,000 mark. I can't believe it!! I am wondering if we will be the highest group!
At the tent, you can pick up your balloons and/or Light the Night t-shirts depending on how much money you raised. BUT, don't forget to wear your Ally's Army t-shirts! Actually, due to a small miscommunication with our supplier, we have an extra 60 or so shirts that I will have at the tent the night of the walk. They are mostly size adult medium, but look pretty roomy. I may have a few extra of other sizes too. We will also have some of the hats there if you want to get one.
I am not sure what time to tell you to get there, but obviously all 400 of us can't get there right at the same time. I will be there starting at 5pm and I will take any help I can get in the tent. I want to say something right away.....I wish I could talk to each and every one of you that are coming. Honestly, there are quite a few names out there of people that I do not even know. So if you see me around, just say hi and tell me who you are, etc. I really wish I could talk to every single one of you in detail, but it is going to be like our wedding (times two!) and I just know it won't be possible. How can I even begin to thank everyone? Hopefully you all know how grateful Jerad, Ally and I are for you coming. It is going to be a beautiful event and will mean so much to all of us.
The address for the event is 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. The Fraze Pavilion in Kettering Ohio.I am just praying that the Barnett five stay well here for two more days. We are heading to the clinic tomorrow afternoon to see if Ally passes her ANC test and can continue on with chemotherapy/inpatient hospital time starting Friday. She may actually even have her backpack of fluid with her at the walk. We will see.
Thanks again and safe travels to everyone for Thursday.