2009 has been a great year for us so far. While the economy is still in the pits, it has been very inspiring to see the tremendous amount of support out there for our industries and local businesses. Keep it going! As the holiday season approaches, and wakeboarding season in Arizona is winding down, I wanted to do something fun and different to give back in our own way. So this past weekend I went and took some photos for the Phoenix 5k “Give Thanks. Walk” for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. If you haven’t heard about St. Jude, it’s located in Memphis, TN and offers its advanced medical services to deserving families completely free of charge (including extra living and travel expenses). One patient, Nitalia Conti, age 13, is from here in Arizona and was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year. This little girl and her family are an amazing story of hope, courage, leadership, and faith. The event was part of a national campaign effort with walks being held at the same time all over the country. We had a great turnout for the walk, thanks to the support of several local businesses and radio stations. Here is a little slideshow I put together from the event. For more info or to make a donation of your own, vist www.stjude.org. A special thanks to everyone who helped put this on.
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Remember to give thanks in your own way this year!