Friday, January 1, 2010


My amazing husband who continues to fight the fightGetting pumped up for the walk Our 2009 Great Strides team "Walking For Nick"

Our First Great Strides walk If you get A little tired during the walk they will take ya back to the pavillionGREAT STRIDES 2010 HERE WE COME!!!! It is that time again people, Yes I know you are excited!!!! From now until May you will CONSTANTLY be reminded about our fundraising efforts for Cystic Fibrosis and the 2010 Great Strides walk. For the past 3 years Nick and I along with many dear friends and family have participated in the annual walk as team "Walking for Nick".Each year our team has grown bigger and bigger and we have raised more and more money in the fight to cure CF, I can only hope that this year our team will be bigger and better. This year is so much different for Nick,As he will soon be getting evaluated for A double lung transplant. I can only hope that while Nick waits for this AMAZING gift of lungs he will be blessed in A even bigger way. I pray that while Nick waits for lungs through your efforts and help with fundraising and even your small donation A CURE WILL BE FOUND. The walk is in May at Hannah park and is SO much fun. It is Catered by Outback steakhouse and is right along the beach. It is A VERY kid oriented walk and really just A great family day. If you are interested in joining our team WALKING FOR NICK please go here and sign up!!!!
If you are unable to walk with us please consider fighting for Nick and for everyone else who is fighting the fight. This year Nick and I have lost TOO many friends to this horrible disease and this is A new year and time for A CURE. So please help CF stand for CURE FOUND and donate. The awesome thing about the CF foundation is that when you donate .90 cents of every dollar goes towards finding A cure...Please know that NO donation is to small. All you have to do is click on the Great Strides button on the right side of the blog. Please know that it means the world to Nick and I.
Below are just some of the fun and easy fundraising ideas that you can do to help us beat this disease.....
  • Jeans for Genes—On a specified day, employees can make a pre-determined contribution (e.g., $5) to the CF Foundation for the privilege of wearing jeans at work. Make it a challenge—see which department or branch has the most participants. If you work in an environment that is already very casual, consider a hat day, sports team jersey or crazy-shirt day instead. Download a sticker template for participants to wear.
  • Ice Cream Social—Host an "ice cream social" in your office and ask the president of your company, or a department manager, to scoop the ice cream. Employees can make a donation to the CF Foundation in exchange for a frozen treat, and see their favorite senior manager in action!
  • Bake Sale—Ask your co-workers to help you make a variety of baked goods, and sell them for a price that will ensure you'll make a profit. Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are great times to hold bake sales, because people are always looking for easy and delicious gifts and treats. Be sure to publicize the bake sale ahead of time so people bring lots of money.
  • Penny Wars/Jar Wars—Select a specific week, and ask employees from each department in your company to contribute coins to their department's coin jar. At the end of the week, the department that raises the most money wins.
  • Collections—Ask your church, synagogue, or meeting hall if you can address the congregation and take up a collection to support the CF Foundation.

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