Friday evening I drove with a friend over to Ellicott City for a fund raiser for BETA. It was a wonderful evening. It was held above a pub called Phoenix Emporium and there was live entertainment and this entertainment was a thrill as well.
All three co-founders are young adults. I have known Leslie, one of the three and the President of the organization since......well shall I just say she was barely "knee high to a grasshopper". She and my daughter attended preschool together. I can't say enough good about Leslie. I am so glad that we have been able to re-establish a friendship on a new adult level. (Now if I could just get her to stop calling me Mrs. Brown and use Suzanne.) Leslie has a heart for helping people. I truely am proud to know her.
I would try and explain more about BETA Crew and their mission, but I think they can do a better job of that themselves so if you are interested there is a link at the top of this post and also if you click on their Logo to the left you will be taken to the BETA Crew we site.
Remember, my saying the entertainment for the evening was a thrill as well. That's becasue it was provided by Alexandra Day. Alex was a childhood friend of my oldest son. She is an incredibly talented singer and keyboard player. Much of what she played were her original songs.
I hope to find ways to participate with BETA Crew. I do have a t-shirt, but as many of their activities will be revolving around athletic activities I think I will take a supporting role. I don't think that 60 is the time to begin running marathons or going on whitewater rafting trips. So I am working on spreading the word about them. Speaking of marathons. The three of them are running the Chicago Marathon in October. I told Leslie it was too bad I didn't have some spare travel money lying around or I would head up to Chicago an cheer them on since I also have a brother-in-law who will be running there and it would be great to see him as well. But I will be content with cheering them all on from my computer and the internet!