Our 2015 CF Commercial that plays on MCTV

Sunday, April 27, 2014

ONE WEEK til our CF WALK!!!!


Only ONE WEEK until our 5th Annual Great Strides Walk for a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis!!! I'm so excited!! I can't wait!! If you haven't registered yet or donated, it's not too late!! It's on Sun May 4th, check-in is at 11 and the walk begins at noon at 266 Oldman Rd Wooster. Click this link to sign up under a team that you know(my team is A Cure 4 Lil' Chris;)...http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR?pg=teamlist&fr_id=2280 Our new walker this year has passed me! They have raised more money than me at this point...that's AWESOME!! WAY TO GO McKenna's Maniac's!!! I'm not done yet though;p LOL

Here is what we are going to have food wise this year:
-Dominos Pizza
-McDonalds Happy Meals
-Panera Bread bagels
-Chips
-Buehler's fruit
-Water
-Soda
-Lemonade
-Cookies for dessert:)

Here is what we are going to have entertainment wise:
-Wooster Fire Truck
-Samaritan Ambulance
-Pat Catan's Craft Table
-Colored Hair Spray(CFers will be identified by having glitter spray in their hair along with purple or another color:)
-Dr. Dave the Science Guy will be making balloon animals:)

Here are just some of the prizes we will be pulling raffle tickets just for coming to the walk and donating:)
-2-Free 12oz cup of Frozen Yogurt at OH-YO's
-6-$5 Gift Card to Donatos
-2-$10 Gift Certificate to The Parlor Restaurant
-$25 Gift Certificate to El Campasino
-3-Free hair cut at Great Clips
-3 month membership certificate at Curves
-4-Free small combo at Arby's
-11-Buffalo Wild Wings scratch cards
-2-Akron Rubber Ducks Tickets
-4-One Large Pizza at Pizza Hut
-Free oil change at Wooster Lube Express
-$25 gift card to Staples
-$20 gift certificate to The First Amendment Public House Restaurant
-4-2 free items at Taco Bell
-Free bread once a week for a year at Panera Bread:)
-200-free small kiddie cup of frozen yogurt at Kate's Diner:)

And of course, you will get a free Great Strides T-shirt for a donation of $100 or more!! :)

We are working on getting a Hot Air Balloon, a DJ, and some more prizes:) It's going to be a lot of fun, so bring the whole family and don't forget to wear your walking shoes and sunscreen! Pray for great weather!

BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE WOOSER BUSINESSES THAT HAVE SPONSORED US THIS YEAR!!! WE ALL GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!!! :)

BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED SO FAR!!! YOU ARE HELPING US GET CLOSER AND CLOSER TO A CURE!!! WE WILL ALWAYS BE FOREVER GRATEFUL!!
Thanks,
M

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Canton Great Strides Commercial 2014


Here is the Canton Great Strides Walk commercial my hubby made!! It'll play on MCTV in Massillion until the walk day!! It's on Sat May 3rd at 9am at McKinley High School if you can make it!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH MCTV FOR PLAYING BOTH OUR WOOSTER AND CANTON COMMERCIALS!!! You're the BEST:)

Please share!! Awareness is KEY to a CURE!!!
Thanks,
M

Friday, April 11, 2014

Make A Wish!!!

I was going to blog about the exciting things we are going to have for our walk and to thank those who have donated and signed up to walk with us so far, but....I HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE!!!!!!!

Lil' Chris has been approved for his wish to be granted from the Make A Wish Foundation!!!! YEA!!!!!!

We are all soooo excited!!!! I know you are probably wondering where we are going, so with no further ado ......DISNEYLAND in California!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!

It's kinda funny, b/c up until the day the Make A Wish volunteers came out to ask what his wish was, he kept saying he wanted to go on a Disney Cruise. Even right before they walked in, he was still saying Disney Cruise, with Disneyland as his 2nd choice. When they asked him what his wish was though, he said Disneyland. Not sure why, but we are glad he made that big decision all by himself. After the shock of him changing his mind, we realized that he made a great choice, b/c he will have much more fun at Disneyland going on all the rides, since that's his favorite thing in the world to do:) Good Job, Buddy!! We are so proud of you!!

All the details still have to be worked out, but we can't wait!!! Of course I will have lots of pics for you all when we get back:) It's not for a few months though, so this is going to be the longest few months ever! LOL

We are VERY thankful for this opportunity that Lil' Chris' CF dr has approved him to be ok enough to go on this trip, and for the Make A Wish Foundation to send us on this trip!!! We couldn't be more happy!

We are so thankful that his health has been good and he is able to enjoy such a great opportunity. It will truly be something he will remember for the rest of his life no matter how long or short it is. Wow, it's hard to type that, as I'm sure it's hard for you to read that, but it's the reality of Cystic Fibrosis. His health could change at any time. We are so thankful that his school has been so good about trying to keep him as healthy as possible, especially through this rough, long winter. THANK YOU Wooster Christian School staff and parents!!! You guys are the BEST!!! They are even doing "Change for CF" to help raise money for a CURE by bringing in their loose change!! Some school families have already signed up to walk too!! We are hoping to have a big WCS team at our walk again like last year:)

I'd like to try and give back to Make A Wish, so I'm going to try and set up some AiA events through Kohl's to help get them some $500 grants from Kohl's. Also, if you would like to give back, here is the link to our Make A Wish chapter to donate...http://oki.wish.org/

Also, here is the link to sign up to walk with us on May 4th or to donate for a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis...http://fightcf.cff.org/site/TR/GreatStrides/104_Northern_Ohio_Cleveland?px=1442439&pg=personal&fr_id=2280

Thanks so much everyone!! Please pray that Lil' Chris stays healthy these next few months so we can go on our trip to Disneyland!!!

Thanks,
M
PS. I got lots of good prizes yesterday for our walkers...details coming soon:)