Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Awareness Ribbon Cookies
The past several years, Memorial Day weekend has been a big event for my family. We have always been involved in the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk, and about four years ago, my mom started organizing a walk in my hometown. It has turned out to be a big, very successful event. This year we are adding another event to our busy weekend...a 5k! The 5k is going to benefit The Sweet Melissa Fund, which is the awesome organization that paid for my brother's living expenses while he had his lung transplant last June. For the 5k, I was asked to make cookies to for the runners (me included...excited to run, but not excited about the 1/2 mile mountain that is in the course!) so I decided to make sugar cookie cutouts of the awareness ribbon and decorate them green, which is the color for organ donation. The cookies will be bagged and bowed along with a giant oatmeal raisin cookie. I am so anxious to be spending an amazing weekend surrounded by family and friends, raising money for two great causes!!