Here’s a part of my heart, y’all.
In 2008, my friend and roommate, Lauren Lewis, unexpectedly passed away. She was an incredible representation of Texas A&M and the epitome of a student leader. I would not be who I am and where I am if it was not for her. Let’s reminisce:
Here we are at her birthday party in my backyard…
Here we are with Shelley at our first Aggie Yell Practice..Oh this is making me miss Aggieland..
One of my favorite memories of Lauren is our trip to the Association of Former Students to try-on and order our Aggie Rings together. I called my dad shortly after to fill him in on the details and he couldn’t have been more proud of us. Unfortunately, she passed away one month shy of receiving her coveted Aggie Ring. In her memory, a ring scholarship was created to give Aggies who were financially unable the opportunity to receive their ring free of charge 🙂 Isn’t that wonderful?
The scholarship is growing and I want to take this opportunity to raise awareness and more money for the endowment. How?? I’ll tell you:
I am running the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon on March 17th in Washington, D.C. My last marathon was the Richmond Suntrust Marathon and I ran it in 4 hours and 31 minutes. For the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon I want to beat my previous time (more so, I want to beat Oprah’s alleged time of 4:29) while giving YOU the opportunity to guess my finish time and win a prize.
Here’s how Running for Lauren works:
Donate $10 for one timeslot, $15 for two timeslots. The donator who selects the timeslot closest to my marathon finishing time without going over wins a $50 cash prize. (The $50 prize was anonymously given for the purpose of being a prize and is not taken from any donated monies.)
1) Go here to donate: https://www.aggienetwork.com/give/ringScholarship
2) Mail a check to: Megan Higginbotham, 109 E. Eggleston Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24060
3) Directly give me cash or check and I will donate in your name.
All checks must be made out to: Association of Former Students (please write “Lauren Lewis Memorial Ring Endowment” in the memo.)
Here are the timeslots (Hours:Minutes):
4:29-BEAT OPRAH OR BUST
An updated list of times and donors can be found at www.facebook.com/RunningforLauren
Help me raise awareness and make a difference in more Aggies lives by giving them the opportunity to receive a ring they would not be able to afford otherwise. Any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Lookout for updates on the race including Pop’s visit and frolicking in DC!