In the busyness of everyday life, we often forget to pause, breathe, and reflect. We get so caught up in checking off the next "thing" on our list that we don't even know what task we just completed. We begin to take things for granted and not appreciate the world around us. As a way to step back and reflect, each week I will post a brief story about a relationship with a client. This is an opportunity to share our collective experience and thank each of them for their commitment to and support of Drake University and Drake Athletics. This is what I call "Bulldog Appreciation".
Week 3 - Michelle Weigel, Anthony Carano & JDRF of Greater Iowa
As many of you know, I am in a relationship with someone who deals with Type One Diabetes on a daily basis. Needless to say, I am invested in doing what I can to find a cure to turn Type One into Type None and I have had the pleasure of meeting and collaborating with the wonderful people at JDRF of Greater Iowa and all the other volunteers.
Last season for our women's basketball home opener versus Iowa State, I collaborated with Michelle Weigel, Associate Executive Director, and Anthony Carano, Development Coordinator, on a unique way to thank donors for registering early for the 2016 One Walk. Those who registered and raised a minimum of $125 for the 2016 One Walk had the opportunity to attend the game as a group. In this case, a group outing was a great way to show appreciation to those who are dedicated to turning Type One into Type None. The attendees were treated to a Bulldog victory over the Cyclones in what turned out to be a VERY close contest. I am excited to collaborate with Michelle, Anthony, and JDRF of Greater Iowa again in the future.
I appreciate the passion and dedication of both Michelle and Anthony. It was a pleasure working with them to create this experience and I am so glad to have done business with them and volunteer alongside them at the 2016 One Walk.