Preliminary walk figures show a total of more than $874,000 was raised nationwide for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.
The final numbers have not yet been tallied but we had over 250 participants and 50 student volunteers.
There were a total of two volunteers who undertook the task of organizing this event, a father of an child with Angelman Syndrome, Pankaj, and me.
I used my project management skills to put together a project plan using free project management software from huddle.com and Pankaj and I tried our best to whittle away at the seemingly endless list of tasks.
I reached out to a friend who had event planning experience and leaned heavily on her for support throughout the process.
Every time a family approached me on Saturday and told me how happy they were that there was finally a walk right here in Los Angeles, I had to choke back tears.
I was filled with so many emotions as my niece and I walked hand in hand up and down the 0.2 mile sidewalk course.
There was something about seeing the Team Pirate Isaac 2011 family proudly carrying that banner made all the hours of hard work worth it.
Pankaj, we did it!