Mile 172 and Counting - Geetha
Last night after crashing pretty hard, we were up again at 7am to catch our story on NPR. Then it was time to pack the RV once and for all and finally head out on the road! The trip to Portland was pretty smooth, and Jamie, Charlie, and Ashley didn't even notice when Aaron and I got us a little lost...
Today's event in Portland was a good example of the ups and downs we are going to face along the way. Turnout to the event was very low and it appeared that many people were not aware that it was going on. But I was very proud of my fellow crewmembers because we really snapped into action. Aaron and I hit the campus to pass out fliers and tell people about the Matchmaker bone marrow drive that was going on. Ashley and Charlie greeted people who came by and encouraged them to sign CACI comment cards to the Department of Education. Jamie manned the resource booth and engaged the people who came in. We got a lot of positive response from people and signed up a number of new bone marrow donors!
Tomorrow is a long day of traveling as we make our way to San Francisco. I am really looking forward to it because I have never been to the Bay Area before. Even more exciting is that there is a lot of great buzz going on around the event on Thursday. I can't wait to see how it turns out!