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

Sunday, April 19, 2009

CiCi's Fundraiser Went GREAT!!

Thanks Erica for making this awesome sign to put by the raffle tickets!

We had a GREAT night at our CiCi's fundraiser for a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis! It was me, Erica(our Great Strides coordinator) Daniel's Dad, and 4 other Kohl's associates...

Thank You:


Barb N.



Thanks to these 4 wonderful ladies for helping out, we were able to get a grant for $500 for a CURE from Kohl's!!! Isn't Kohl's GREAT!! It's really nice that Kohl's helps out the community like this. Thanks again girls! You all did such a GREAT job bussing tables, selling raffle tickets, and talking about Cystic Fibrosis. Thanks also for taking plates out of my hands so I could talk to the customers;-) It was so nice having you guys there, b/c with you guys bussing tables, I was able to concentrate on talking more about CF to every customer. I hope you all join us next time too;)

I forgot to take pictures tonight, sorry:( I'll try to remember next time. We are doing another CiCi's Pizza fundraiser again on Thursday May 28th from 5pm-8pm. We again will be raffling off 3 Indians club seat tickets. Tonights winner was Mark, a customer who donated $10 to buy 6 tickets. Congrats Mark!!! He seemed very excited when I called him with the news that he won. He said he doesn't live around here and was just in town for a soccer game for his son. I bet he is glad he decided to stop at CiCi's!! lol

For bussing tables for tips, raffle money, and just generous donations....we raised $232.14 + the Kohl's $500 grant = $732.14!!! YEA!!! I will find out tomorrow how much we made on the 10% of the customers receipts.

There were so many kind hearted, generous people there tonight. I really enjoyed talking to each and every one of them. Some of them, you could really tell that their heart went out to us. One customer almost got teary eyed when I was telling him about Lil' Chris having to do his Vest treatment 2 times a day for 20 minutes each, and 4-5 times a day when he is sick for the rest of his life unless a cure is found. He just gave a big sigh and put his head down as he looked at his healthy kid sitting next to him. I was very touched he felt this way. On his way out, he donated $10 for 6 raffle tickets and told me to put my son's name on all of them. I couldn't believe it! What a nice guy! Nobody has ever done that before! I was very thankful!

Another great customer was a young guy who was eating all by himself. On his way out he put his tip in the donation jar and then went out to his car and came back with a hand full of change and put that in the donation jar too. I was shocked! Can I just say I love this town:-)

Thank you to Alma and Paul for getting the Indians tickets to raffle off. Also thank you for dropping off the posters and everything. I hope you guys feel better soon and thank you for thinking of us by not wanting to spread the germs;)

I can't wait for the next one, it was a lot of fun tonight,



Oma & Opa said...

That's great news! Boy, CiCi's is the best! I sure wish we had one around here. I am having such a hard time getting answers from people. It is so frustrating!
Lots of love, hugs & kisses to you all and give my grandbabies extra hugs & kisses for me.

Aunt D. said...

That is awesome!! I love hearing the stories of the people you meet & impact for CF! Great job!!

On another note, I see you broke the 10,000 mark for visitors! Hard to believe that it's been a year & 10,000 hits since you started.

Erica- CFF said...

That is incredible news, I am so glad that the fundraiser was another success!! You all are putting so much in to raising funds and awareness in your town- the Foundation is so lucky to have a great group of families like your's, Alma's and Chris & Mary's working so hard for our important mission. Many thanks to you and your Kohl's A-Team for getting us one more step closer to that cure!