What turned out to be a VERY wet day in Tampa couldn’t dampen the positive and inspirational sunshine that is Michelle DeJong. Despite the pouring rain, guests flooded Clayton Gray Home for First Friday to celebrate this amazing woman. Of course, some came to visit our celeb bartender, Nick Peterson, whose wit, charm and cocktails, never disappoint. We were also very lucky to have in house, Michael Trefry of michaelJon Photography to capture all of the magical moments of the evening.
With the light that is Michelle, the room glowed with admiration for our #Fighter. Michelle enjoyed meeting all of the people that are rallying behind her, making new friends and forging new friendships. You can’t help but feel happier, lighter and more positive after meeting Michelle. She definitely inspires the good in all of us. In the days preceding First Friday the local NBC affiliate, New Channel 8 ran a couple of stories featuring Michelle. Telling of her diagnosis, how she was fighting it with the strongest positive attitude known to man and how she was taking us all along for the ride. Another story featured her team for the Miles for Moffitt race that is happening this coming Saturday, May 10, 2014. On line registration closed last night with 288 runners signed up and $45,505 raised for Team Michelle– Too Inspired by What’s Transpired. Absolutely incredible! Runners raised money, local businesses held fundraisers and give back nights, and Clayton Gray Home also donated 20% of sales for the night.
If you are wanting to help Michelle make a difference, fight brain cancer and #bethegood, then join in Give Day Tampa Bay. Give Day started at midnight and runs until 11:59 May 6, 2014. There are various contests that consist of most donations in an hour, at lunchtime, most shares on social media etc. To participate, LIKE the Give Day Tampa Bay Facebook page and the Team Too Inspired by What’s Transpired Facebook event page for updates through out the day. You can make a donation OR simply share and recruit other friends and family to do the same to help the team win bonus prize money that will go Michelle’s fundraising team. If you make a donation to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center via Give Day, simply put Team Michelle-Too Inspired by What’s Transpired on the 2nd address of the donation for her team to earn the credit.
Wherever you are, take today to a moment to #bethegood either by liking Michelle’s Facebook author page, following her Give Day Tampa Bay campaign, subscribing to her webpage — On March 14, making a donation to her Miles for Moffitt team or simply sending healing vibes.
The best things in life aren’t things. #bethegood