In January we attended and spoke at our very first March of Dimes breakfast. April brought the walks and again we tested out our public speaking skills. We are now preparing for another big event which will take place next Sunday night - the Signature Chefs Auction/Gala. It's a black tie event which will include a silent auction, live auction and gourmet samplings from various local restaurants. We will again share the story about our precious baby girl and tell many, many people why we support the March of Dimes. In order to advertise the event we have been involved with other speaking events - two radio interviews and a TV interview. Each opportunity has been so amazing and we have again, just been so honored to share our story.
The first radio interview was by phone. It was live, but I didn't have to be there in person, no one could see my face. I was fine and I think I did okay. The second radio interview (The Magic, 98.5) was also live, but it took place in the studio. There were other people present in the room, but I still felt okay because it wasn't A LOT of people. The radio announcer made me feel at such ease and was so great to work with. I think I would love to be a radio announcer/broadcaster. The TV interview was a different story. Don't get me wrong, Darci and Andrea from WLTX were absolutely terrific. They were so personable and really made me feel at ease. Morgan Kate LOVED them! But, I was so nervous. Not only would I be on camera, but the interview would be live and LOTS of people would be watching. Yikes. In the end the TV interview went much better than I expected and Morgan Kate did a fabulous job. I did shed a few tears, but I was mostly able to keep it all together. Even two years later I still get this lump in my throat and tightness in my chest when I think about MK's start and how far she has come. I have a video clip of the interview, but Blogger is not cooperating tonight as I try to upload it. Therefore, I only have a snapshot to share with you.
We are so thankful to all of the stations who have allowed us to share our story and promote the Signature's Chef Auction. Please be thinking of me Sunday night as I stand up in front of an audience of about 250 to share our story. I'm really nervous. And when I'm nervous I tend to get emotional.
Oh, and if you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Gala/Auction just visit the March of Dimes website for Columbia, SC. The tickets are a bit pricey, but the money raised goes toward an amazing cause. We are living proof!