There is an organization here on Bainbridge Island called Arms Around Bainbridge. Arms Around Bainbridge began in 2007 with seven friends, a thirty mile swim around Bainbridge Island, and one vision: to provide financial and emotional support to Olivia Carey as she battled ovarian cancer (Olivia was my friend and colleague.) It immediately became apparent that Olivia’s challenges were not unique. Since 2007, AAB has helped and supported other residents in financial crisis due to life-threatening illness. Recently, cyclists, runners & rowers have joined to assist AAB in raising funds for current & future recipients.
On May 19, there will be a Spin-A-Thon fundraiser at Island Fitness. A group of friends/students/clients has put together a Team Loretta. Please consider giving to this worthwhile organization. While I am not a AAB recipient, your donation will help serve more people who need help during the most difficult time of their lives.