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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,
M
PS. Special thanks to Erica for driving 1 1/2 hours to come to our meeting=)

3 comments:

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,
Mom

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). =)