Fun at the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Walk & Family Festival
On May 21, Dominion Consulting employees, families, and friends participated in the 8th Annual Mattie Miracle Walk & Family Festival. It was a great day of fun at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes’ School that served to raise money for the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation. Activities included an inflatable obstacle course, giant lawn games like Connect Four and Jenga, and so much more.
This was Dominion’s sixth time participating in the walk and once again it was a rewarding experience. The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation is a great cause and it brings out the best in people.
What is the Walk and Family Festival?
Each year, besides partaking in the fun family activities, participants walk laps around the school’s track. For each lap completed, walkers place a colorful plastic cup into the chain-linked fence that surrounds the track. If the fence gets completely filled with cups, Mattie Miracle receives extra donations. We are happy to report that participants placed a total of 1,325 cups in the fence. This equaled out to 331 miles walked! Additionally, this resulted in an extra donation of $3,000!
Mattie Miracle set out a fundraising goal of $80,000 for the event. The walk and family festival raised nearly $87,000 in just one day! In part due to the number of laps participants walked, but more so due to the inspiring, grass-roots fundraising work done by Mattie Miracle volunteers.
Well done team!
Remembering Why We Walk
As part of the walk this year, Mattie Miracle placed pictures along the walk route. Included were not only childhood cancer survivors but also those who had lost their battle. As Mattie Miracle Co-Founder Vicki Sardi-Brown told us prior to the race, while it is sad to see so many children who passed away, it is sadder for the families of those children to think that their children are forgotten. Including their pictures and making their presence felt during the walk assures families their memories will live on.
To us at Dominion, those pictures serve as a significant reminder of why Mattie Miracle’s work is so important. Dominion will continue to support their mission for the years to come. If you are interested in learning more about the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation and ways that you can get involved, contact us.
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