There was a fundraising contest going on during the 2010 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Chicago in which for every $250 that a walker raised between May 1 – May 10, they received a chance to win a 20-minute “Ask Suze” phone conversation with financial expert, Suze Orman. Additionally, the Top 5 fundraisers of that walk would appear in a short video with Suze that would be filmed during the Closing Ceremonies.
After winning last year's fundraising contest and having a blast meeting Patrick Dempsey, I knew there was no way I was going to pass up the exciting opportunity to meet Suze.
So, being the extremely competitive, and thick-headed gal that I am, I hustled my butt off and won both contests, coming in just 2-spots away from Suze and our Team Affiliate Marketers Give Back coming in 5th overall.
During Day One of the walk, my fellow teammates were subjected to my excitement of meeting her for 26 miles. I'm fairly certain they wanted me to meet her as much as I wanted to so that I'd finally shut up. 😉
Unfortunately, around mile 7 of Day Two's walk, I got a phone call alerting me to the fact that Suze was in the hospital and was undergoing an emergency appendectomy.
I have to admit, I was kind of disheartened that I wasn't going to get to meet her, even though it was a pretty damn good excuse.
But being the class-act that she is, Suze Orman recorded a special message for me which immediately brought a smile to my face.
I'm glad to see that she's feeling better from her surgery and I'm truly looking forward to my phone call with her.