I honestly never though my dream from my teenage years would bring this much recognition. I mean, raising over $22,000 to fight childhood obesity is the focus and the press and awareness has been just awesome. I mean, why not bring more awareness and education to the epidemic?
When I was invited to the Kentucky State Board of Education Health Committee meeting, I accepted. I was in Louisville anyway, so an hour's drive to Frankfort to the Department of Education to see the Coordinated School Health Team and attend this meeting sounded great. What I didn't know was that Jamie Sparks and Vicki Greenwell put together a slide show of photos from my trip to share with the committee- I was initially mortified. But it all made sense... they awarded me a certificate signed by both the Commissioner of Education and Commissioner for Public Health! How the heck they got those two signatures... I have no idea. But, what an honor! Jamie even remembered where I entered into KY and left (it's on the certificate) and my mileage.
Not only did it feel great to be recognized, but I loved the meeting that followed. See my school health blog for an update on School Health in Kentucky! http://www.cairnguidance.com/blog/