Saturday, April 1, 2017

It's National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day - #MuddyPuddlesDay

Playing in the rain and jumping in puddles - Adulting isn't always so serious!

I'm a believer that "A little dirt never hurt".  I've hung with my gang in the rain and mud, and we've made the best of it.  We've taken off our shoes and splashed through mud puddles.  We've wrestled in the watery potholes.  We've used clear tarps to enclose shelters.  We've endured light drizzles and heavy storms.  And, we've had fun in the process.

If you've got a mud hole nearby, go out and play in it today.  You have an excuse - it's National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day!

 This is an oinktastic day that kicks off a whole season of special events for Peppa Pig’s chosen charity, The Muddy Puddles Project.

The Muddy Puddles Project is a fundraising platform for the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation, a certified 501(c)(3) that funds pediatric cancer research. The project was inspired by Ty, a little boy who loved Peppa Pig and dreamed of jumping in muddy puddles when his cancer was cured. Since his passing, The Muddy Puddles Project has grown by leaps and bounds with families all across the country joining the mission. To bring more awareness to the cause, kids and families as well as schools nationwide host their own “Welly Walks” and take part in the charity’s Mess Fest events to honor all children who are battling cancer and unable to enjoy such simple pleasures of childhood.

·        Get in on the “fun”-draising and host your own Welly Walk.  Use the Peppa Pig Welly Walk Kit to host a walk of your own.  What is a Welly Walk? It’s as simple as it sounds: an organized stroll outside – rain or shine! – in your favorite pair of wellies (rain boots). 

·         Peppa fans are also being asked to post photos and videos of themselves jumping in a “muddy puddle” – just like Peppa and her family love to do! – to show their support for the charity and this special day. Participate in the challenge by sharing a photo and/or video on your social pages in April with the hashtag #PeppaMuddyPuddleChallenge.