Being the father of two young kids, I particular like being part of events aimed at helping children.  This Sunday, I volunteered my time and twisted balloons for three hours at the first Annual Annapolis CureSearch Walk (  The walk celebrates and honors children whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer.  This event raised over $35,000 to help fund lifesaving research.  During the event, families in attendance who had lost children to cancer were recognized.  Likewise, children who had overcome or were still battling cancer were honored.  Many of those kids then found their way into my balloon line, where I was grateful to be able to add a little smile to their faces.

You can see a couple photos of a few of the happy customers.  One set of boys have a lacrosse stick and bow & arrow; the other set of boys were in the mood for a shark and cow hat.