I would consider myself a little bit of a dare devil. I love that nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach when I'm about to do something that is a little daring, a little scary, and a WHOLE lot crazy!
This coming Sunday I get to do just that! I have the honor of representing Jaxon's F.R.O.G. Foundation at the Make-A-Wish “Over the Edge” fundraiser! (You can learn more about it HERE.) When our sweet friend, Lenzie, contacted us and asked if Michelle or I would be interested in rappelling down a 38 story building, Michelle quickly said “Sure! Justin will do it!” My first thought was, “Yeah, that's great! I would be happy to do this! I've been rappelling before, no big deal.” Then Michelle reminded me that I would be rappelling from a 38 story building. Wait...WHAT! 38 STORIES?!? That's over 450 feet in the air!! When I realized what I had agreed to and caught my breath, I became very excited about being asked to go “Over the Edge” for Jaxon's F.R.O.G Foundation! This annual fundraiser helps Make-A-Wish grant wishes to kids from Central and South Texas who are fighting life threatening disease. We know many families who have benefited from this amazing gift and I am so excited to help raise awareness and funds to continue bringing hope to these brave fighters and their families!
The coolest part about this event is that it falls right in line with our very own “I Am Courageous” ministry! This is the ministry that was birthed out of the Murata and Davis families generosity as they shared our music, especially our song "Strong and Courageous," with other kids and families going through treatment at the same time as their children. Music is such a powerful tool and can lift your spirit, give you hope and encourage you in your journey and that is exactly what we wanted to do for these precious kids and their families. To date we have donated over 1,000 I Am Courageous CD's to kids all across the country. We currently have 600 CD's ready to donate that we are raising funds for. It only takes $5 to send one of these CD's to these brave kids and we are asking for your help! In conjunction with the “Over the Edge” fundraiser, we are also trying to raise $5,000 for “I Am Courageous." It won't be hard to reach our goal if everyone simply donates $5 or $10. That small gift will help send these amazing kids music that will lift their spirits and encourage them to be “Brave, Strong and Courageous!” Check out the flyer below to see how these funds will be used and then share it with your friends! With your help we can make a difference, give hope and let these families know that they are not alone in their fight! We only have one week left for this fundraiser so help us spread the word! Go to www.JustinGravesBand.com/IAmCourageous-home to learn more about this ministry and donate today!
I will give you an update and share some of the pictures from my adventure in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Thank you for your help! Sing it with me now..."I'm gonna be brave, I'm gonna be strong and courageous!"