At the end of March and first of April, I had the great privilege to attend the NF Symposium in Seattle. Not only that, but I also participated in the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s Volunteer Leadership Committee. It was a great experience and, as it turned out, my roomie for the weekend was also newly pregnant. We were able to commiserate together and I succeeded in getting us a little lost too!
We go there Thursday afternoon and were able to do a little touring before the training started the following day.
Of course we visited the Space Needle. This was my second time there and just as neat as the first time.
We also hiked down to Pike Place. This was a vat of fresh cheese. I really wanted it but my pregnancy belly said, “nope…you don’t.” A scalpie for Facebook. This is an ongoing joke about my parents who are also known as the self-proclaimed “Scalpie Pros.”
I don’t know what I was doing here. Proof positive that I take the corniest pictures.
After walking endlessly, we finally found a place to eat…
We had pizza…and it was so good ya’ll!
The coolest thing was finding Benedict Cumberbatch’s doppleganger on the train. Well, Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
Mark didn’t agree but from a distance, trust me, Random Train Guy looked like him.
Aside from the fun touring, I learned a lot about what exactly Children’s Tumor Foundation is doing and there is so much hope for treatments for Emmie in the future! It is great to be raising funds for an organization who has a passion for research and integrity. I told Mark that after learning all that CTF does to fund research, I am even more encouraged in supporting their efforts to end NF!
Speaking of CTF, join us on our next walk coming up in September OR donate to Team Super Ems’ Sidekicks! https://join.ctf.org/events/-/e129272