We had an AMAZING day for our Great Strides walk for a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis!! It was wonderful to see all the support from so many people! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED, RAISED MONEY, SPONSORED THE WALK, DONATED PRIZES FOR THE WALK, OR CAME AND WALKED WITH US!!! IT MEANS THE WORLD TO US!!
This year was our 3rd annual walk and it was Lil' Chris' first time going. In the past, he stayed home with a sitter since there is a risk of cross-contamination between him and the other lil' CFers. This year we decided to let him go since he is getting older now and we promoted the walk and raised money at his preschool. He was soooo excited when his buddy Kyle from his class came!! Lil' Chris and Kyle played under a tent a little bit away from the pavilion. I just couldn't take Lil' Chris and be able to do all I had to do AND worry about him getting too close to the other CF kids, so we bought the tent and my hubby put it up! Thanks Honey!! It was a little tricky trying to go back and forth between the tent and pavilion, but it was worth it! Kept my mind at ease:) We still have not gotten his last throat culture result back yet. I'll have to call Monday.
We were soooo THANKFUL that Panera Bread supplied the yummy bagels! I LOVE Panera!! BIG THANK YOU to Domino's and McDonald's too!! The pizza's and happy meals were a big hit!!! The fruit from Buehler's went pretty quick too:)
David L. was a hit with the AWESOME balloon animals he made for the kids!! Thanks David!!
There were also CF frisbee's for the kids and CF tattoo's(I accidentally put Lil' Chris' on upside down LOL;). Pat Catan's didn't make it there(I totally forgot to call and confirm with them...oops), but the fire truck did!! They had to leave for about 10 minutes for a call, but fortunately it wasn't anything serious and they were able to come back. Lil' Chris LOVED exploring the big "Fire Red" as he calls it:) LOL
We had a new director this year, although she has been with the chapter for a while, this was her first walk that she ran. She did a GREAT JOB!! She also has a son with CF, so she knows how important these walks are to the CF world. THANK YOU KATHY FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!
BIG THANK YOU again to Sprint Preferred Wireless for your huge sponsorship and towels for all the walkers!! Loved your big signs! We took our group pic in front of them:)
Thank you Wayne Savings Bank for your Rose Sponsorship!! It was so nice seeing your sign up in the garden of roses:)
Thank you Speedway for donating the ice!! It was nice having cold drinks on such a hot day!!
Thank you to my Kohl's peeps for coming and supporting Lil' Chris and CF!! Kohl's so far has donated $2,000!! Gotta LOVE Kohl's!! :)
Thank You to...
Steph W. & Family
Amanda P. & Quincy
I can't say THANK YOU enough to all my friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and even complete strangers for donating to help us find a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis for Lil' Chris and ALL who suffer from CF!!! Our walk raised over $16,000!!! That's AWESOME!!
TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE CF STAND FOR CURE FOUND!!!