Many people ask me how I became “creative” — I tell them to blame my mom.
Though there are plenty of stories from my childhood I could share in regard to how she fostered creative thinking in me and my two siblings, this latest story from just last weekend clearly demonstrates not only from where I inherited my creative gene, but that it will likely still be alive and well and active into my senior years…
On Saturday, June 4, 2016 my mom participated (again!) in Franklin County’s Eastern Star Cancer Walk-a-thon. This year was the organization’s 35th walking to raise money for cancer research.
New to this year’s event was a feature which allowed those less able to walk the course comfortably to participate via rocking chairs setup in front of the Avery Masonic Lodge in Hilliard. Participants could opt to forego the walk and instead “Rock Away Cancer”.
My mother may have trouble walking longer distances these days, but her creativity certainly hasn’t been hobbled. She added a unique rock star twist to her participation in “rocker’s row” and dressed for the part!
Sporting a punk rock pink wig, zebra print pants, black nail polish, suede boots, leather jacket and matching nose and lip rings — she was a rocking chair rock star complete with a plastic Stratocaster. In addition to the people who signed-up to sponsor her participation in the event, she also managed to get additional donations from people at the event who wanted to get their pictures taken with a real life rock star.
The 10 mile charity walk started at 8am at Homestead Park in Hilliard, Ohio with a public picnic afterward for all the walkers, sponsors, and supporters. Attendees didn’t need to be Eastern Star members to enjoy the event.
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If you donate $25.00 or more, I’ll make sure you get an autographed print of my mom — the rock star!
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