Motivation Monday: Giving-Goombay Bash is 5 days away

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”~Mother Teresa

It's Motivation Monday and that means one of my favorite charity events, the Goombay Bash, is only 5 days away.  This year it is being held on Aug. 3rd (this Saturday) beginning at 5pm.  This event is truly one of my favorite days out of the whole entire year! If you've never been, I highly recommend you check it out.

I have continued to work with this organization since I first became introduced to it as Miss Illinois USA 2009.  I was greatly inspired and moved by every aspect of the event.  There's heartfelt messages to loved ones passed, inspiring messages from survivors, videos that show where your money goes after donating, games, dancing, goombay smashes and fireworks!  From that point on I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

The entire event is a tropical themed night of fun.  People wear board shorts, hawaiian shirts, grass skirts...the works! Goombay's motto is "Cancer is personal to us".  Unfortunately, in this time most of us have been affected by cancer in some way.  Whether it be ourselves, a loved one or a friend.

On this night, know that all your donations go directly towards funding cancer research for the Robert H. Lurie Cancer center at Northwestern Hospital.  During the night, I have no doubt, you will have fun, be inspired and feel good knowing you helped the fight against cancer.  I do every time I attend, and that is why I so look forward to it every year.

All of us will be there and we hope you can make it too! Get your tickets today!

Have a fun and fit day, Chicago.

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    Ashley Bond

    I am a personal trainer, Chicago Luvabull, Miss Illinois USA 2009 and actress. I contribute to the Red Eye Chicago 5 on 5 and Bulls TV. I am also the host of POWERADE ZERO Fit Club. I have a passion for fitness, dance, sports and philanthropy. I love this city and I'm ready to get you motivated and healthy!

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