Eight cheerleaders, including me, started our month of April off on the right foot. We had the pleasure to participate in the 3rd annual Gumbo Limbo Green Turtle Gallop and Turtle Trot. The proceeds from the event go towards the friends of Gumbo Limbo Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility, whose mission is to increase public awareness of coastal and marine ecosystems through research, education, preservation and conservation. As a Florida native, the ocean and sea creatures hold a special place in my heart so I was excited to take part in this event. The Turtle Trot started bright and early Sunday morning along the gorgeous beaches of Spanish River Park in Boca Raton. The scenery was breathtaking as the sun rose during our trot. The race was successful thanks to the more than 500 participants who came out to run in support of the cause. My two favorite participants were the four-year-old little girl running behind us with her parents and a young lady who was really in the spirit dressed as a turtle! We had so much fun supporting the sea turtles and I hope to do it again next year!