Back in November, Caroline and I moved north of Charlotte to Huntersville. The move made sense in so many ways. Caroline works in town and we'd also be closer to family and a little further out from the craziness that Uptown Charlotte can sometimes come with. While I do admittedly miss being so close to the funky and hip and trendy neighborhoods that Charlotte had to offer, Huntersville comes with a certain peacefulness and pace that I believe matches quite well with us.
Part of our desires when we moved was feeling more plugged into our community and boy have we found the answer! When we started Caddy & Co. we knew the best way to really grow our business and portfolio would be to reach out to various local business and organizations and see if they had a need for our work. As luck would have it, our very own subdivision, Vermillion, is hosting its first ever 5k and family fun run on April 21st.
We reached out to VermilliRun and were immediately greeted with an emphatic yes from some wonderful people. In the process of working with them so far, I've gotten to know some wonderful people and have learned so much about our neighborhood that I'm not sure I would have otherwise.
The Vermillion subdivision is the legacy project of the Bowman family and Bowman Development Group. One family member and local longtime resident, Brian Bowman sadly passed away about three and a half years ago after battling cancer. The VermilliRun is being held in his honor. From everything I've learned so far about him, Brian sounds like he would have been a great person to know personally. He has left a lasting legacy that won't soon be forgotten.
Each year, VermilliRun intends to partner with various causes and for the first one they have joined forces with A Cure In Sight. This organization's mission is to provide patient services for ocular melanoma eye cancer patients. This led me to learning that there is actually a large cluster of Ocular Melanoma cases in the Huntersville area.
Caroline and I have been working on a series of videos for them and have been attending a couple of fundraising events. The great news is that in its first year, the VermilliRun has already surpassed its fundraising goal and hasn't even made it to race day yet!
We're very proud to have partnered with them and are excited to become more engaged in our community. The first feature video we did for them was about Brian Bowman and the race being run in his honor. We hope you'll take a moment to watch it and learn more about what a great person he was.
If you're into running or partying with great people, then the VermilliRun event is for you! April 21st in Huntersville. Be there!