This is Saxon, our energetic little man who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was a week old. We gathered together many friends and family members and created Strides for Sax. Our mission is to raise money and create awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cf. This is all about Sax and our team's efforts for the cause. As of the creation of this blog, Saxon is 21 months old, has been hospitalized several times for pneumonia, and had undergone 3 surgeries since his first birthday.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

11 days til Walk Day

I took the kids out for a walk after school yesterday.  I had spent the last couple days making Hershey's kiss roses for cystic fibrosis.  Attached to each rose was a label "THANK YOU for supporting Strides for Sax and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation"  Hopefully having the websites on there will help spread awareness for cf.  I thought it was pretty sad that a lot of people just flat out told the kids NO.  (I was walking on the sidewalk, pushing Saxon's stroller with the bag of roses in it, and Sax was going up to the doors with Raine.)  We are not asking for a set amount per rose, just a "free will donation" and hoping that will pan out better than a set amount.  It seemed to yesterday too!  We didn't get many people who said yes, but the kids did raise $31 from the few who did!!  If Sax hasn't been so tired today and I didn't have sooooo much to do today, I would have taken the kids out again today to try to collect donations.

Tomorrow I know we won't be going out for long, if at all.  The forecast is calling for rain.  We are holding a team meeting at 7:30 at our house to discuss some ideas for a fund raiser this summer.  My brother had some great ideas that I think we're going to take and run with!  The plan is to assign some duties amongst the team, then we'll all check in/report back when we go for lunch after the walk. If anyone shows up.  I guess I am getting a little frustrated since the number of active members of our group has been dropping.  That includes the number of walkers and the number of volunteers at our events.  But what can we really do?  Hopefully this next fundraiser is successful and we're able to create some awareness and draw in some people!!!

As of right now, my family (Scot, Saxon, Raine, and I) have collected a total of $331 for the walk.  It's short of our goal, but we're hoping to at least get to $400!!

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