Just a quick heads up that plans are in full gear and the Wonderful Wacky Women are starting to gather for the 4th Annual Wonderful Wacky Women Making a Difference Race. Tired of creating a ripple in the pond, our plan this year is to wipe out Ovarian Cancer with a tidal wave of wonderful wacky women running, walking, dancing and crawling across the finish line -- because lives really do depend on it. I'm gonna be there with bells on, pushing that wave with all I've got. The question is...are you gonna join me?
Held on the shores of Perdido Key, Florida, right where Florida kisses Alabama, the beaches are spectacular, the shopping and restaurants are fun and the support from the local community is amazing.
And the fun begins here:
Wednesday, October 24 Air Show with the Blue Angels ...last year we were all in tears as those fine young men flew over us and formed a big old survivor ribbon against the gorgeous teal colored sky!
After the airshow it's an hour walk through the amazing Naval Museum.Our fun day in the sun will be followed by Lunch at Fisherman's Corner, a WWW Wacky Accelerator sponsor. Jim Green and his staff have turned what once was a bait store into one of the best dining spots on Perdido Key. Unless you are a local, you would never see this place hidden under the the bridge.
Their menu includes a nice wine list, fried pickles, baked shrimp to die for, steaks, burgers and fried shrimp.
And for sure, don't leave without trying the famous New Orleans style bread budding or fried cheesecake. (I ALWAYS take a second order of their bread pudding in a to go box, I love it so much!)
Our fun day in the sun is followed that evening with our Wonderful Wacky Wednesday Hat Party held at the World Famous Flora Bama...our headquarters for the race!
We will have our annual Wacky Hat contest which will surely bring lots of claps and laughs from local patrons. Who knows,
Might even get someone to donate another $1,000. Yes, this has happened at the Flora Bama. Get started now.... Working on your hat. There will be plenty of prizes and lots of pictures.... You sure do not want to miss out on this.
Thursday, the 25th we head over to SanRoc Cay for a big opening night party with live music by Wonderful Wacky Women Elaine Petty and Rhonda Hart and Lisa Christian. This party is one of my favorite events with plenty of time to talk, hang out, get to know new friends and reunite with old ones. The music is second to none and the shopping to die for. The boutiques that sponsor this event and support our race are fabulous. (Everyone this past year kept asking me where I get my cute, funky, wacky clothes, hats, jewelry, etc that I wear to a lot of my personal appearances... Well, hello!... I get them here!!!
Saturday, October 27 ...Our Big Day! Gathering at the Flora Bama for early morning warm ups under the direction of those wacky women from Jazzercise's "Wonderful Wacky Women With Attitudes" Again this year we have the blessing of having the Orange Beach Pink Fire Truck at our service so we'll all do a group photo with it wearing our race shirts. The wave of runners will hit the streets at immediately following with live broadcasts by Sunny 105.7. The cost is $100 per person with discounts for full time military as well as special rates for multiple racers in the same family household. And like last year this race includes not only the Wonderful Wacky Women but also all those Mighty Men who love us! Go to www.active.com to register One of my favorite things to watch is the racers as they run, dance, saunter, skip and crawl across the finish line. That's because they are run in by groups of the most adorable hunky marines you have ever seen. And last year we had a couple of Wonderful Wacky Women Marines who were as cute as a button that joined us too. These girls ran their hearts out and out cheered everyone! And those fine young men and women will be here again this year too!
After the race, we gather again at the Flora Bama for our "Party Like There's No More Cancer" A silent auction with the most amazing items will be available and prizes and awards given. Wonderful Wacky Women items will be for sale with proceeds going to support our great cause. A delicious lunch is provided free of charge to all racers expertly prepared by Chef Michael Martin and Chef Trish Husk. The food itself is donated by various wacky gulf coast sponsors.