We placed our bets on the 2009 NSMC Cancer Walk…..
They might be calling us the booze and betting team, but last weekend, friends, and frequent guests of the Amelia Payson House, sponsored a Poker Tournament in Dix Hills, N.Y. on behalf of Ada & Jen’s NSMC Cancer Walk team, “There’s Something About Mary” and raised over $1450.00 with a wine raffle and poker night for charity. Hosted at the home of Terry, Frank, & Ali, their generous friends played cards and bet their chips all for the benefit of the NSMC Cancer Walk. As a new Cancer Walk team this year, Ada & Jen have been trying to come up with some fun and different ways to raise money in support of this well-established annual walk that will take place on June 21st. Although gaming wasn’t considered until suggested by Ada’s frequent guests from New York, the thought of taking money from Yankee fans, for charity, seemed perfectly acceptable.
This weekend Terry and Ali are visiting Salem for their annual Mother/Daughter getaway so Ada seized the opportunity to have them meet team co-captain Jen, her sister Mary, who we are all walking for, and Rose from the NSMC Cancer Walk Development Office by hosting them for breakfast at the B&B his morning. It might have been the promise of those heart shaped waffles that got them here, but we all had a great time chatting and getting acquainted, before e-mails were exchanged and cameras started clicking.
While we did have other guests, fortunately all women, they blended in and enjoyed the excitement of the morning. And where was Donald?????