I know many of you who continuously voted for me with regard to the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame to which I was nominated as a Finalist earlier this year have been extremely curious to see if I would be the winner.
Unfortunately, I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but I was not selected as the 2009 Winner. As disappointed as I am that your diligent voting will not pay off in a direct way with regards to the money I would have given to L'Arche Mobile, I am hoping that the indirect awareness we all raised will continue to benefit L'Arche worldwide.
Dee Mills, from Masaryktown, FL was declared this year's winner and her program Lea's Prayers & Postage, which funds postage for care packages that are shipped overseas to the U.S. troops is an extremely suitable recipient of this fine award.
Thank you all again, so much, for continuing to support me with your well-wishes and emails and votes. I was extremely flattered by the outpouring of support and the messages I received which said:
"If running Pikes Peak Marathon less than 100 hours after getting hit by a car and severely separating your shoulder is not the definition of 'Keep Going', I don't know what is!"
made me laugh out loud. There will be other opportunities for me in the future and I can only hope you will be as supportive then. Congratulations to Dee and to all the other Energizer Finalists as well. I wish them all the best as they to strive to make the world a better place.