So we know Ann Romney raised five boys, but what else did she do? Some of you know that she battled cancer, that she also considers horsebackriding a therapeutic against her MS, and that she is a nationally ranked amateur and professional equestrian.
In addition to that, Ann Romney
-ran the governors office for faith-based initiatives (unpaid)
- directed the inner-city youth program Best Friends (unpaid)
- worked extensively at Boston's Ten-Point coalition (unpaid)
- and at the Perkins school for the blind (unpaid)
- served as a board member for The United Way (unpaid)
- and Co-founded United Way Faith and action. (unpaid)
-serving on the Board of New England Chapter of the MS Society(unpaid)
- co-founding and directing Right To Play, (unpaid)
- volunteering with disabled kids, (unpaid)
- running an annual scholastic reading challenge (unpaid)
- volunteering at Partners for Youth with Disabilities, the American Red Cross (unpaid)
- serving on the board at the MA Children's Trust Fund (unpaid)
- being an unpaid teacher at Mother Caroline Academy, a multiculturalmiddle school serving young girls from inner city Boston (unpaid)
- serving on the board at Women's Cancer Advisory Board of MA General Hospital.(unpaid)
It is cool to learn more about her, and you know what? I am inspired. It is evident to me that while she was given much in life, she also required much of herself in return.
As a mother, she is an example that you don't have to be earning money to make a difference in society. I want to volunteer. And whether we are gainfully employed or not, most of us can add a dimension to our work that makes a positive difference.
Do you volunteer? Do you try to add a little more to the world while you work or interact with others? Do you want to improve those things in your life?
"We have a moral responsibility to not spend more than we take in." -Mitt Romney 2012