HELP IS NEEDED FRIENDS! If you have ever hoped to win a FREE photo session with yours truly, please read this post and see how you can help an incredible cause and be eligible to win!
On April 28, 2012, a very dear friend, John Paul Petrovick, passed away after fighting a courageous battle with brain cancer. He spent 28 incredible years bringing so much life to anyone who crossed his path.
I was blessed to befriend John throughout my high school and college years. And while my more recent memories of John are overwhelmed by his battle with cancer, I choose to remember him in a different light. I remember him by the hug I would always receive when our close knit group of high school friends reunited. I remember him for the non-stop, tear-inducing laughter he brought to a room. I remember him for his motivation, his tenacity, and his inspiration. John never asked to be a hero to his friends and family but he truly is a real life Superman to us all.
As you can imagine, his passing greatly affected so many of all ages. Those amazing individuals have done everything in their power to continue his battle against cancer through fundraising efforts. After all, as John always said, “Inside All of Us is Hope!”
An annual 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk has been created in John’s honor. This run/walk will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Baltimore City. All funds raised will go directly to charity.
HERE is an inspirational video of John preparing for a 1/2 marathon during his battle with cancer.
So far, over 100+ individuals (including my husband and I!) have signed up to be a part of John’s army of runners (and walkers!). This will be my first organized race EVER! I want to do everything in my power to help that number reach 200!!
MISA ME IS GIVING AWAY ONE FREE PHOTO SESSION IN THE HOPES OF BOOSTING THE NUMBER OF RACE ENTRIES AND DONATIONS!
Here’s how it works…
Step 1: Sign up for the John Petrovick Memorial 5K HERE (Race entries MUST be after 3/12/13 to be entered into the MISA ME lottery!) – OR- Make a donation HERE (Donations must be a minimum of $35 and made on or after 3/12/13).
Step 2: Leave a comment on this post, notifying me that you have entered.
Step 3: Forward a copy of your email “Order Confirmation for John Petrovick Memorial 5K” or a copy of your email donation confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org — You will receive an email confirmation after officially signing up for the race and/or making a donation in Step 1.
Step 4: Your name will be entered into the lottery to win a free session — family, portrait or couple! — Winner will be announced on Monday, April 29, 2013!
Here is what you will win…
(1) complimentary portrait, couple or family (up to 6 members) photo session with MISA ME
(1.5) hours of photography at a location in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Final images (edited and enhance by MISA ME) from your session on a CD with printing permissions — THIS IS MAJOR!
ALL ADDING UP TO A VALUE OF $475!
*Session must be scheduled at least one month in advance and completed before November 29, 2013. Prize may not be applied towards wedding photography coverage and/or boudoir photography. Prize may not be applied towards sessions that have already been booked with MISA ME for 2013.
If you have been inspired by this story and cause and feel like you can spare one little Sunday please, please PLEASE sign up for this race! To everyone that does sign up or sends in a donation, please know that your generosity will help be an answer to the prayers of so many battling cancer every minute.