Saturday, May 11, 2013

CFAwareness...Great Strides Walk 2013


Walk today. Add tomorrows. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event. Every year, usually in May, there are Great Strides walks all over the United States to help raise money through the CF Foundation, who is working hard to find a cure for CF. In 2012, nearly $40 million was raised to help support life-saving research, quality care, and education programs. Real progress toward a cure has been made, but the lives of young people with CF are still cut far too short. We urgently need the public’s continued support to fulfill our mission and help extend the lives of those with the disease. Here is my team in the Great Strides walk last Sunday...Miles for Marcia....THANK YOU everyone who came to walk (or ride scooters) on my team and for donating to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis! Our walk raised over $41,500!!! It was a beautiful day to walk on the trail and there were a total of about 350 participants from our county.


And I think we brought up the rear of the walk. Here's my dad, Gail, me and Sue. Gail was nice and carried my O2 for me! I think Gail and I maybe made it a mile total. The whole walk was 6.2 miles.


Tiffany and Aila being silly...


Stephanie, Perrin, Aila, Kayden and me. After the walk, there was a victory party with pizza, fruit, cheese, chips and cookies. 

Thank you for supporting the Holmes County Great Strides Walk!
Our Initial Fundraising Total is over $41,500!
  
Many thanks to all those who came out to the walkon Sunday!  Your support has made 2013 a GREAT year for the Holmes County walk! For those of you who were not able to attend or have more contributions coming in- it's not too late to turn in donations. With your continued help we can surpass our goal!
  
Your supporters can still make their contribution online or send donations to:
CF Foundation - Northern Ohio Chapter
5410 Transportation Blvd., Suite 5
Garfield Heights, OH  44125 

Thank you again for your support in 2013!  Your participation allows the CF Foundation to take the necessary "steps" to help find a cure.
  
Together, we can and will make a difference!
  
Until there's a Cure,
  
The Northern Ohio Chapter
Great Strides Team
  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Marcia- I wanted to be there so bad but already had a commitment with Circle of Friends Saturday/Sunday. So glad to see you had a nice group supporting you!

Hope you had a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
JoEllen