I don't know about you, but I had a blast this weekend. Friday night the hubby and me drove up to Coldwater to go to the high school football game. This game was super special because it was dedicated to help raise money for my cousin's son who has been diagnosed with Hunter's Syndrome MPS Type II.
MPS II is one of the mucopolysaccharide diseases and is also known as Hunter syndrome. It takes its name from Charles Hunter, the professor of medicine in Manitoba, Canada, who first described two brothers with the disease in 1917. MPS II has a wide range of symptoms that vary in severity.
There is no cure for MPS diseases, but there are ways of managing and treating the problems they cause, including enzyme replacement therapies.
There is a continuous process in the body of replacing used materials and breaking them down for disposal. Children with MPS II are missing an enzyme called iduronate sulfatase, which is essential in cutting up the mucopolysaccharides called dermatan and heparan sulphate. The incomplete broken down mucopolysaccharides remain stored in cells in the body causing progressive damage. Babies may show little sign of the disease, but as more and more cells become damaged, symptoms start to appear. (this info was taken from www.mpssociety.org)
My sister Janel had the idea to raise money for their family by having pledges and events at a home football game. During the game there were "Catches for Carter", "Cartwheels for Carter", and "Cadences for Carter" where you could make a pledge,and then however many catches the team made, cadences the drum line played, or cartwheels the cheerleaders did, you would then donate that money to the Caring for Carter Foundation.
There were also caramel apple suckers for sale and all that money also went to the charity. Mini footballs were thrown out, t-shirts were sold, terrible towels were spun around all with the Caring for Carter logo on them to show support. The whole night was an absolute blast!
http://www.facebook.com/cjkanney is the Facebook page you can visit to learn about this little cuties progress as he undergoes treatments.
The other super fun this we had going on this weekend was the fall aerial showcase at my gym Bella Forza Fitness. There were around 17 performances total including one Lyra two silks, and tons of mind blowing pole routines. The whole night was just full of good energy and support for all the girls. I have only been doing pole for around 7 months so I was super nervous going into it but man was it a rush!
Click the video or go to YouTube to see my routine to "Sweet Transvestite" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Of course there is a lot of room for improvement, but for a first routine I don't think it turned out too shabby :) and for anyone who is considering starting pole fitness I say DO IT!!! It is such a great way to stay in shape and have a good time
Have a great rest of your week, ciao!