HOPE shoe drive in honor of Meighan Johansen who passed from cervical cancer, but had a love of shoes and people. In her honor, her friends held a joint blood and shoe drive and shared her life story with me. It was such a beautiful reminder how something as simple as shoes can be so impactful and change lives to Give Shoes and Give Love.
Points of Light Service Award from the Governer of Nebraska. The award's mission is Mobilizing Nebraskans to strengthen their communities through volunteering,
collaboration, and national service programs
ServeNebraska celebrates and recognizes excellence in community service
and volunteerism through
quarterly and annual awards programs
These awards recognize the significant contributions of
Nebraskans, encouraging outstanding service and inspiring
others to better their communities.
Running 10 Hours for the 10th Anniversary of the American Heart Associtation Go Red for Women in an effort to raise awareness that heart disease is the No.1 killer of women.
The 10 Best Moments as Mrs. Great Plains International 2014
It has been an honor to represent Soles4Souls and the International Pageant System as Mrs. Great Plains International 2014 and so many fun memories traveling the globe and United States serving others with my family. Enjoy!
2nd place at World Toughest Mudder racing for Soles4Souls. It put them on the map and 25% of the winnings go's directly to Soles4Souls with the remaining used for upcoming races.
My favorite memory from WTM was at 3am seeing my husband on the course cheering me on through the night...and he was the only fan out there cheering!
Traveling to Haiti with Soles4Souls CEO Buddy Teaster and 16 others from across the United States, we distributed over 1,500 pairs of shoes...and lots more love.
Being invited to the Bobsled world cup series to cheer on Gold Medalists Team USA from Team Night Train
Appearing on NBC's American Ninja Warrior to bring visibility to Soles4Souls!
What a fun time and even though falling on the first obstacle was the result, I always get up and am looking forward to being on the show again next year!
Breaking a world record for most shoes collected to be recycled and being the first city in the world to successfully complete a curbside shoe drive for Soles4Souls! Over 21,000 shoes collected to Give Shoes and Give Love.
International Shoe Distributions in Haiti and Honduras to share the basic life necessity of shoes, Give Shoes and Give Love. Meeting with thousands of people across the globe and learning their culture has been amazing. What a humbling experience to know that through such a small gift chidren can now got to school and have a chance at a better tomorrow!
My family teaming up with me for this journey. As this journey has progressed we have watched out children become leaders each in their own way and learn to share love with others. International Pageants has family values and with Soles4Souls joining the family as well, our whole family has been transformed this year in the most positive way possible. I am forever grateful for these moments above and beyond anything else.