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Friday, December 5, 2008

Great Strides Meeting

Our CF Mom meeting/Great Strides meeting went great!

I had everyone meet at Cici's Pizza at 6:30 and it ended around 8:30. I chose Cici's Pizza, not only b/c it is my favorite pizza place, but b/c I wanted the manager to explain a fundraiser that they do there. I had talked to him last summer when I was going around to different places handing out flyers and asking for donations. I wasn't really prepared to do it back then, but now with Daniel's mom, Alma, and Erica(Great Strides coordinator), I think we are ready to do it and have it be a success!

The manager of Cici's talked to us for a good 20 minutes going over a lot of good info as to how to make it successful. They call the fundraiser a "Dough Raiser". We pick a night(except a Fri or Sat) and come in and raise money between 4pm and 9pm for our Great Strides Walk for a CURE. The manager will put a canister on the counter, and whoever puts their receipt in the canister, we will get 10% of that receipt. Also, we will have a tip jar to raise money that way. We can bus table for tips, have a raffle, put flyers on every table, or even have a bake sale. Even if we don't raise a whole lot of money, it will at least get awareness out there about CF.

After talking to the manager, we then started discussing a date, place, and goal for our walk. We didn't come up with anything definite yet, but we think we are either going to have it at a beautiful place where you can walk around beautiful flowers, or at the soccer fields where there is a nice path to walk around and a pavilion to meet at. We discussed making our goal $10,000. But we all think we can do better than that, so we are going to shoot for $15,000. As for a date, we are thinking late May or early June.

Overall, we had a great time and can't wait to do our "Dough Raiser" and other fundraisers to get to our goal. I'll let you know when things are more definite,
PS. Special thanks to Erica for driving 1 1/2 hours to come to our meeting=)


Cindy said...

Glad it went well! If you have an Applebee's in your area, they will do a pancake breakfast for free. You sell tickets, be the server & get the $!

Oma & Opa said...

This is GREAT news!!!! Wendy's, Friendly's & Cold Stone all do a similar fundraiser to that of Cici's. Great job, I am so proud of you! Great job to the other moms too.
Lots of love, hugs & kisses to all,

Aunt D. said...

That's really great M! Sounds like you guys made some great progress. I'll talk to S & see if we can come out for the walk. We were going to go back & do the boardwalk one this summer but it would be even better to walk with you guys, Lil C & Lil baby girl (she needs a name or at least an initial). =)