“A” is for April, and…

…A Day 4 Dreams, Type A, and Amazin’

For the past couple of months, you’ve probably seen the ad displayed on this weekly e-newsletter and on the Just Add Kids website page announcing the upcoming “A Day 4 Dreams”.  Just in case you haven’t, well, here it is again!>>>>

If you are wondering just what the heck this is all about, you can obviously click on the ad, or right here: AD4D

While this is a bit of a plug for the event, my intent here is to shine the light on what, or rather, WHO is behind all of this crazy fun and fundraising.

I first met Tammy Flynn about three years ago, when she became one of my advertising customers at the place where I was previously employed.  Admittedly, she was a bit high-maintenance. Read more… Always so particular with her advertisements, which drove me insane!  Her hyper energy level nearly exhausted me.  She was/is unbelievably put together: big, long, perfectly coiffed hair; impeccable nails…both finger and toes (which most of the time, poke/d out of her high-heels.  Even in the dead of winter); and has the most insane schedule I know of.

As I got to know her better, I soon learned more about her personal life.  She’s a business owner, divorced mother of four, and a fundraiser extraordinaire.  When I say “extraordinaire”, that hardly scratches the scratch.  I can hardly explain the amount of events she has initiated, created, executed, in just a few short months all to benefit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.

But, why?

I guess I could re-invent the wheel here, but as I mentioned many times before, I am so not a writer.  This article “Gratitude drives mother’s charity work for hospital” published on the Wauwatosa NOW website perfectly explains Tammy’s “why”:

And if Tammy’s story and energy blows you away, check out her Charity Blog (http://www.eveningofeleganceevent.org/) and the numerous events, activities, individuals, organizations and businesses that have made donations in all kinds of forms which will culminate on April 9, 2011 when Tammy’s dream of giving back is realized (yet, again).

Give this mom an A+!


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