Thus, when a couple of weekends ago, I got invited to be a part of the "Reality 4 Diabetes" Team for the @JDRF Walk in Ohio, thanks to the generosity of a sponsor for my flight and "The Crown Plaza" Hotel off I went for a weekend filled with events with SURVIVOR and Big Brother fans which raised funds to continue research to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. So far our team raised over 36K, but many of us, including me haven't reached our individual goals. I'm only $80 away!! from reaching mine. If you'd like to be a part of helping me continúe to help find a cure for Diabetes, PLEASE, click here to make any size donation. For a $10 donation, I'm happy to mail you one of my SURVIVOR Fiji Autograph cards. Send me a message on my instagram, Facebook or twitter account with your address so I can mail you the autographed card like the one below-the back also has pictures-those are a surprise for those who make the donation! PLEASE click on this link to make a donation:http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk/SouthwestOhioChapter4501?px=11428236&pg=personal&fr_id=6642
Now, back to everything I was so happy to do at the event to raise funds- Iwent straight from the airport to the "High Wire?!" at "The Main Event." See for yourselves!
|Ready to Walk the High|
Wire before I Walk the JDRF Walk! 😬 I'm not gonna lie, it was kinda scary!!
Next to this "high-wire" walk, one of the highlights of my trip was meeting a fellow iHeart Radio colleague. The wonderful Mr. Moe Patterson who was also one of the main sponsors of this event so THANK YOU so much Moe to you and your brother for providing the home where many of my fellow Reality Show Stars stayed.
From there, we went to my favorite thing to do, meet the wonderful people that are making the donations to the JDRF. Here are some images from the 1st of 2 "Meet & Greets," that took place this weekend.
I told you I was a "people-person!" HUGS for my fellow Latina SURVIVOR 2X Winner, Sandra Diaz-Twine below on the left and Danielle, one of our youngest fans , on the right
|and with my "BIG BROTHER," Victor Arroyo, not literal, I mean from the Reality Show...LOL|
|Team REALITY 4 DIABETES! I'm on far-right middle...strking a pose, even at 8am💃|
|It was quite a crowd, of ALL ages. Check out the tiny participant in the video below...Wait, does a stroller count as a walk? LOL|
|so I had to stop and do some "sight seeing" during the walk thru Kings Island Amusement Park-France in the middle of Ohio-who woulda thank it? LOL|
|After the walk with a couple of my fellow SURVIVOR "Castaways," Jerri Manthey and Sugar|
Here I am about to partake in the GO Kart race alongside other fellow SURVIVORS and BIG BROTHER contestants!
and on our last day...how about some Miniatura Golf? Yes, please, here I am with my "Miniatura Golf Team" comprised of SURVIVOR contestants and fans of the show! These wonderful fans pay a fee to participate in all of these fun activities with us. All the money gets donated to our JDRF "Reality 4 Diabetes" Team fundraiser which this year raised close to $30K!
|Watch and learn peoples! ...ha ha ha, but serisouly, I tied for 1st place!, yay!|
On the last day, hours before embarking my flight to return to my home in Fort Lauderdale, we partook in what's apparently becoming a craze, The #EscapeRoom Experience. I had never heard of this, but there's a reason I was chosen to be on Survivor- I'll do pretty much anything-positive, of course. Here I am with another fellow Latino SURVIVOR "Castaway" Billy Garcia as we try to salve a puzzle as we warm up for our "Escape Room" task!