For my second event as Miss Durham World 2017, my sash arrived JUST in time!
This past Valentine’s Day, or February 14th for those who are in denial, I helped a chapter of MedLife run their “Kissing Booth” event. No…I did not kiss people. I sold Hershey’s Kisses! Get it? 😉 I also sold lots of roses! Mostly roses.
That morning, I woke up at 5:30 AM to get prepped and pretty to sell roses in a busy atrium of my university. Let me tell you, a just-woken-up-after-sleeping-only-6-hours-Katie is not such a pretty sight. But I don’t usually do too much in terms of hair and makeup, and I wasn’t sure how long it would take me, so I got up extra early just in case!
After curling my hair the way that used to make me cry as a child, but I absolutely love now, and doing more than my usual makeup routine, I was ready to go. Well…after putting on a pretty dress and my crown and sash of course. And I mean, it was cold, so I took the extra precaution of wearing sweatpants under my dress until I got there! 😉
Once I made it out of the cold and into the atrium for the event, I helped to set up the table so it could feel as pretty as me! And you know, attract people’s attention. That too.
I am proud to say that by the end of the day, we had sold about 5 dozen roses, and raised over $200 for the MedLife Project Fund which goes directly towards funding community development projects in low-income countries. These development projects put solutions in place to make sure that medicines and health services are delivered and available to the poor.
The event was a huge success, raising more than double what was raised at the same event last year! We even ran out of roses- Twice.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this event and for a cause that I am truly passionate about. Thank you MedLife UOIT/DC for this incredible opportunity!
Katie, Miss Durham World 2017