THE ODDS (Debbie Does ALS)


A night to remember

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.


Mykljak said...

Wendy the love muscle.

Wendy Leah said...

Debbie- you are so generous. All my happy times (memories remembered, and that includes ALL of them) are because of you. You are my fun, creative, impulsive, beautiful sister who is going to be around for A LONG TIME. I love you. I'm glad you had fun.

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