MACHU PICCHU I’M COMING FOR YOU!
On this very day next year, I will be smiling. In the 8 days preceding this day next
year I will also have cried, ached, limped, laughed, (possibly) lost my lunch, and had
blisters the size of loonies. But on this day, I will be smiling. And I CAN’T WAIT!
On this very day next year, I, along with my husband and a group of Royal LePage
Realtors from across Canada will have just completed a grueling trek through the
Lores Valley to the summit of Machu Picchu in Peru, creating awareness and raising
funds for our National charity, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. It will be the
culmination of a year’s worth of training hikes, Grouse Grinds, runs, pub nights,
50/50 draws, ticket raffles, community events, blood, sweat and tears. And I CAN’T
…Did I mention I can’t wait? Because I can’t. This opportunity to be part of a group
of Royal LePage Realtors trekking Machu Pichu just checked so many boxes for me; I
couldn’t pass it up if I wanted to:
- Travel? Check.
- Adventure? Check.
- Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World? Check (two down, five to go!).
- Create lifetime bonds with my fellow Realtors across the country? Check.
- Make a difference in my community? Check.
- Drink beer with my friends at pub night fundraisers throughout the year? Check!
The coolest part of our Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is that even though it is a
National charity, the funds raised by the different offices directly benefit their
respective communities. So in our case, the $10,000 minimum (yes, $10,000) that
Cory and I have to raise in order to participate in this life-altering adventure will go
directly back to Tri-City Transitions right here in Coquitlam.
So, on this very day next year, I will be smiling. I will have raised at least $10,000 to
help women and children fleeing abusive situations in our community. I will have
crossed off a major destination off of my travel bucket list, I will have made friends
from across the country, and I will have survived one of the greatest physical
challenges of my life. And I CAN’T WAIT!
Want to make me smile even more? Hook a girl up and make a donation! Heck, I
might even dump a bucket of ice water on my head if it will make YOU smile.
Here’s the link to our team fundraising page!