Roaring for Nola
Have Fun. Get Dirty. Save Lives.
With 2 more weeks until this years Winter Pineapple Classic I am writing this with a heavy heart and mixed emotions.....This will be my last time (for now) participating in Winter Pineapple Classic. It’s been a real emotional struggle this past month. And for the longest time I didn’t know why I felt so emotional and stressed out. Then it finally dawned on me that I’m putting too much pressure on my self about this event. I just have lost my passion since my mom passed. I just need a break to refocus my energy. I will just enjoy the event and be surrounded by family and friends all supporting a worthy cause in memory of my momma 💜
Why do I pineapple? My mom was diagnosed with non Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2016. Then underwent a stem cell transplant in 2018. However the cancer came back and we lost the battle in November 2018. So I pineapple in hopes of finding a cure for all blood cancers. I know it didn’t work for my momma but it has worked for others. Please help my team, Roaring for Nola reach our fundraising goal of $5000!
What is the Winter Pineapple Classic?
The Winter Pineapple Classic is a fundraiser 5k(ish) obstacle course at King County's Marymoor Park on 11.10.19. Pineapple is not timed and is a family friendly event. All participants carry a pineapple (provided by Chestnut Hill Farms) and most dress in costume. The more money we raise the more event day perks that are unlocked! Such as a Georgetown Brewing beer garden, a Hawaiian buffet and long sleeved shirt. Although this obstacle course is a test of physical endurance, it pales in comparison to what blood cancer patients endure. All proceeds raised directly benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and since its inception, this event has raised over $4 million.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and sincere generosity. We Pineapple because beating cancer is in our blood.