Of course when I married John he told me that if I took his name I would have to get used to people spelling and pronouncing it incorrectly. I thought that it couldnt be that bad but having now experience such things several times myself, I realize that perhaps it just isn’t as common and recognized as my maiden name. We got our info-pack for the PMC Sierra Science Fair Fun Run
yesterday, hence the pic here displaying my last name registered as “Beelwitt” and John’s as “Bellwitt” *sigh* okay now I get it.The proceeds from this event go towards science fairs and programs in BC. We signed up with my work team, since our client is a sponsor. So, we’re running for science, basically. You can run for the CNIB (Canadian Institute of the Blind)/BC Blind Sports, like we’re doing next Friday in the Run for Light
. You can run for Canada
, disease research and support, even Children’s
needs. I have about 20 pamflets from upcoming runs at home – we’re not going to partake in all of them but it’s sure interesting to see how this city, this province, becomes so involved.
As we did last year, we’ll be raising money for breast cancer research by doing the Run for the Cure in October. Last year our church had a team (the ONLY church to enter as a community team) and raised an impressing amount – it’s inspired us all to outdo ourselves this year, and get more people involved. I challenge any other community groups/teams/churches to get out there and try Runs/Walks as a means of charity, community involvement, teambuilding within the group and raising awareness for these causes.
What’s your motivation? Whether you just like to run/walk, you have a serious connection to the cause the event is helping, or you would like to volunteer — find out more at the Canada Running Series site or by clicking any of the links above.