My sister and her friends put on a fabulous event last night. I don't know the final numbers -- either for attendees or dollars raised -- but it seemed to me there were a ton of people there and everyone was having a great time.
The event was held at Top of the Town, an incredible venue with an incredible view of Washington. It was a clear night and the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol glowed. I stood on the rooftop balcony with Adam and reminisced about the different running courses we would run that took us to these various landmarks.
Everything was donated: the space, the drinks, the food. Uptown Caterers provided a delightful repast, including a pasta and chicken dish, mouthwatering lobster bisque (with huge chunks of lobster), roast beef sandwiches on croissants, ham on biscuits, and turkey on cranberry corn muffins (I wish I had had more of those!). The crab dip was also delicious. Later in the evening we were treated to fruit, Petit fours, and strawberries dipped in chocolate. I was amazed at how much food there was. Thank you, Uptown Caterers!
The silent auction offered quite a variety of gifts. Restaurant certificates, massage and spa certificates, a winery tour, jewelry, a dog spa gift basket, a shopping trip for two to New York City, and more. I rather had my heart set on the shopping trip and was very happy when I won.
I was also very pleased to see how many of my friends chose to spend their evening supporting -- once again -- the ALS Association. To be supported so by my family and my dear friends really does give me the sense that I am not in this fight by myself.
Wendy, we tease and go back and forth about who is the luckier sister, but I have known for more decades than I care to admit that I am. You blow me away. I know your friends were involved in making last night such a success but, my dear sister, they did it because of you, because of the kind of person you are. I love you so much. You are one hell of a muscle and I'm glad you are mine.
17 hours ago