The 2022 My Brother Vinny Walk is in the books. It was a terrible start of the year for me losing my Father on January 28th, 2022. My life's compass and strongest ally. Even when the early days of his passing I could have easily crawled under the covers and turned off my responsibilities. I still stepped out and served. Because the work we do is vital for our Veterans. Through grieving my brother the namesake of my charity I managed to feel a spark in my soul that has tasked me with a tremendous responsibility of ensuring our Veterans never feel alone and have a comfortable furnished home to begin life.
I'm mindful daily that life is truly heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time. My Soul Gig, MBV is the air that I breathe and my love language.
This year's walk we made more money than ever. At this point we should close over $55,000. Which is a miraculous amount in this day and age. But, It's never been about the money to me, even though I desperately needed it to run our operations. I say, I, because with no guaranteed funding I self funded for years to ensure our Veterans had furniture with Kenny's support as well. The Walk is a time to share our journey, tell stories and also celebrate the work that is so very labor intensive to pull together. It's time to share the remarkable volunteers we have and the partnerships we have developed into our MBV Family.
I'm beyond grateful for those that shared a few hours with us. Whether they walked in another state or with us at the Jack DeVito Field in Yorktown.
I appreciate you all and feel blessed and thankful for all that showed up. For those that recognized our journey and let us know we matter. Love you all. ❤️ Paula
Photo with family is a portrait of my Dad and Vinny. The last interview he saw was us wearing was this color blue with Pix11, his eyes were blue, and we buried him with an MBV shirt.
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Register your 2024 Walk Team
Sunday, June 9, 2024
US Storage Center, 2720 Lexington Avenue, Mohegan Lake, NY
Free Registration - Register your 2024 Walk Team or join the MBV Team here. Raise or Donate $25 or more and get an official MBV Walk T-shirt.
Day of event
10 am - Early Birds welcome
11 am - Registration
11:15 - Walk Opening Ceremony
11:30 - Walk Begins
12 pm - Party Luncheon Starts
1:15 or 1:30 - Raffle Winners Announced
Luncheon, Desserts, Cotton Candy and Popcorn
Ice Cream Emergency Truck
Raffles and 50/50 - Pre-sale has started!
Bounce House and Balloon Twister
Face Painter - College Hunks
Music, Storm Troopers
My Papa Charity - Card Table
Zoom other locations - open on a TV screen
Super Forces $2,500 – Logo placement on website as Major Sponsor - Announcements during Walk
Super Star $1,000 – Banner displayed at start of Walk - Mention in Press Release
Super Friends $500 – Logo on shirt - Logo shared on FB (11K+ followers) - Quarter-Mile Smile $250
Quarter-Mile Marker on Walk path - Vendor table to display services - Full mention on Walk page - Donate promotional Goody Bag item distributed to Walk participants, up to 500+ people.
T-Shirts/Flags $25 Donation Registered Walkers for Official Limited-Edition shirt. Anywhere USA Walkers Shirts will be shipped to you prior to the event.
Drop off or pick up at US Storage Centers when applicable.
Please sign up by June 1st to ensure receipt of official shirt prior to event.