Community gathers to raise funds for ALS: A Race Worth Winning
Amazing people are all around us. If we take the time to look we will see them.
Friday, December 6, 2013 I ventured out into the cold to attend Revive Salon & Spa and Mainstream Boutique’s Second Annual Fundraiser and Fashion Show for A Race Worth Winning (araceworthwinning.com). While the 2012 event featured twelve vendors at Revive Salon & Spa, this year 28 vendors shared their crafts, products and services in a conference room at Grandstay Suites in Apple Valley, Minn. The hope was to raise awareness about and funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). To my surprise many of the 28 vendors who participated in the event were in some way directly connected to ALS.
Filled with fashion and fun, shopping, stories and smiles and education, December 6th was an evening to embrace and remember. For those of you in the Apple Valley area make a note on your calendar for November 2014: GET INFO ON SHOPPING AND FASHION SHOW TO BENEFIT ALS (great, unique Christmas gifts and an opportunity to support ALS research and A RACE WORTH WINNING).
Erin Rowe-Garofalo said of the event, “I always hope to raise $1000 or more in the few short hours we have. I love raising money for A Race Worth Winning. It was started in memorial of a beautiful man. He was a father, grandfather, husband and friend of many. He had a radiating smile he shared often and always made a point to know EVERYONE’s name. We raise money in honor of him. He still warms the heart of many in our memories. He lives on in many ways.
To learn about this event and others sponsored by Revive Salon & Spa visit and like their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/revivesalonspa For more information about A Race Worth Winning visit www.araceworthwinning.com.