4th Annual Cosmic Stinkbug Expression Session
This is such a wonderful event. It's fun, yes, but it's for charity. The cool thing is that the money raised is anonymously given to a family in need, one that is dealing with cancer. The money that is raised is literally handed to an unknowing family that has been chosen ahead of time. The family chosen this year is one where the dad has late stage cancer. The mom is working her butt off to keep it all together financially and emotionally. I think the kids are in high school. What I was told was that after all was said and done, someone would go to their home and present them with the money, not telling them exactly who it was from. Those making the delivery were given a fictional name to use if they were asked about the money. In fact, it is the kids from last year's family who are going to make the delivery. The folks who run this event don't want any attention. They don't expect any appreciation. They simply want to help and move on.
I hadn't known all of these details before I traveled north for the event. I almost didn't go, mainly because my cash is tight right now. But I knew the organizer really wanted me to come, and he wanted me there on my mat. As much as I wanted to stay home, something was telling me I needed to go to this. Obviously, I'm glad I went, especially after I heard the backstory. And the pictures don't even begin to show the hilarity of it all!