want to make a difference?

A friend of mine, Amy, serves on the board for The Ophelia Project.  The Ophelia Project is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping form healthy peer relationships and creating safe social climates.  Jane Finkenbine, the director of The Ophelia Project of SE Wisconsin, visits schools in our community and works with students to teach them how to be better friends with one another.  

Friendships are wonderful and valuable--especially when you have children. You can call your friends when you need a last-minute sitter or if you just need to talk.  The friends that I have in my life now are people I will cherish forever; I feel  fortunate to have you all as friends.

But relationships can be difficult.  Even as adults we can become victims to rumor spreading, feeling left out, having others roll their eyes at you, and other negative behaviors.  It is one thing to experience it yourself, but when your children fall victim to what is known as relational aggression, it can be devastating.

A while back, Amy was asked to chair a 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser to help raise awareness for The Ophelia Project and she graciously agreed.  As friends, I am asking for your help in this race.  There are many different ways to get involved in addition to participating in the race.  Below is a link to the website for the race.  Please pass the website on to everyone you know. 


Together, we can do our part to make a difference in the lives of our children.

{this text is from an email sent directly from amy, i’ve just edited to come from my voice}

No comments: