Our old CF Commercial that plays on MCTV. Still working on this years.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Great Strides for 2009

We haven't set a date yet for our Great Strides Walk for 2009, but we did start raising money for it. The other day, we had a Jeans for Genes day at work. If you don't know what Jeans for Genes day is...It's when you set a date and post a sign so that the people you work with can come in on that day and pay $5(or whatever amount you want to set it at) and they get to wear jeans for that day and the money goes towards your Walk. I made stickers(see pic above) for them to wear so that they can show their support for my son and so we know that they paid:) It's because of those stickers that I met Catherine, she is now one of the CF Moms in our CF Mom group. It is called Jeans for Genes day, since it is a genetic disease, get it?

We did it last year and it was a huge success. You can read about it if you click on the Great Strides label on the right side of the page under "Labels." I encourage everyone to get with their boss and see if they can do it even just once a month or better yet once a week. We raised $47.00 in just one day!!!!!! We are going to do it again this Wednesday. People love wearing jeans and they love to help out a good cause too, especially when it is one of their boss' kids:)

I guess I should set up another CF Mom meeting so that we can start planning our Great Strides Walk for 2009. We should probably pick a date and find a location soon. If we want to raise a lot of money for a cure, we have to get started as soon as possible. And I know we all want to FIND A CURE FOR CF!!!!!


Alicia said...

What a great fundraiser!!! That's such a creative idea! Love it!

How sad that there's not a regular Great Strides where you live! I'm so impressed that you're going to plan it yourself!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is great that your workplace is so supportive! If the next meeting is for the Great Strides walk, I'll bring my husband. He would also like to help. Enjoy the sunshine today!Daniel's Mom

Anonymous said...

I would like to do one at my job! I'll run it by the principals here and see if I can..... Can you e-mail me info on where to send the money? There are over 300 teachers and staff here at the school.... I think it would be a pretty good fundraiser!