Early in the morning at 5:45AM, I met up with Kristi and Lori at the parking lot of Lifetime Fitness for a quick hour-long ride (about 15 miles). It was a gorgeous morning with a slight chill in the air as the sun came up from behind McDowell Mountains. With a bit of cloud-cover, the morning rays were a bright shade of orange making my heart fill with joy. Kristi and I talked a bit about India and about the St. Jude happy hour scheduled for the evening.
The St. Jude happy hour at RA was well organized (kudos to Emily and Kim). A bunch of my friends and family (Binita, Don, Debbie, Mitch, Will, Kristi, Brett, Bridget) attended. Nicole, a cancer survivor treated by St. Jude when she was a child gave a heartwarming but short speech about her experience. A bunch of us went out to dinner afterwards at North (Kierland). It was a very nice evening.