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.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Countdown to Walk Day

This year has been a little stressful when it comes to preparing for the walk.  It just seems like nothing is going right... no one is able to make it to the meetings, we don't have enough support to plan any fundraisers, and when we have planned fundraisers, no one shows up.... it's hard to know what to do and what we can count on.

This year our team is walking not only in honor of Saxon, we are also walking in memory of Baden, who we lost in November to CF.  But our actual walk team is pretty small again this year.  Our team's goal is $3,000, but as of right now (less than 4 weeks to walk day) we are still sitting at $0.

We had played with the idea of Trick Or Treating for CF wearing our Strides for Sax shirts, even though it's not fall and CF Awareness Month is May.  But we've decided we're going to try to do our Chocolate Roses for Cystic Fibrosis again... Recruit a few people to make them, then go door-to-door selling them while wearing our shirts.  In the past, we had said $1 per rose, but we're going to do it a little bit different this year - it's going to be a freewill donation for each rose.  We're really hoping to be able to raise SOMETHING doing this.  We're looking for volunteers to help both with making and with selling the roses....

Wish us luck!

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