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.



Monday, May 7, 2012

Great Strides 2012

This year we had our biggest team walking so far!!!  THANK YOU to everyone who donated to our walk and to everyone who walked!!!

Our walkers this year:
Me & Scot, Raine & Saxon
Amanda & Luke Buchanan & Cindy, Bryson, & Chelsey
Sam Wasmund & Jeremiah
Steph Terry & Zack
Tim & Steph Putzier & Gavin
Mary Holan
Abbey Jacobsen
Dallas Jacobsen

19 walkers - woohoo!!!

Our goal for next year is to get our team up to 25 walkers!!!  If you want to come join us, you're more than welcome!!!  Even if you don't raise any money, we still appreciate everyone who comes!

As of Walk Day, our team as a whole had raised and turned in almost $1,100!!!  I know we still have some money that is being collected, and some that has been collected and not turned in yet.

The day of the walk was a little chilly but not too bad.  I was kind of disappointed with the shorter route - we didn't get to walk as far along the river, which has always been one of our favorite parts of the walk.

To change things up a little bit this year, Scot dyed his goatee purple to increase awareness.  I tried to dye Raine's but it didn't take very well.  We ended up putting purple spray in her hair.  I dyed mine too, but mine came out looking almost black with a purple tint.  Steph Terry dyed hers too!  Hers turned out better than mine - you could tell hers was purple.  Next year I think I may bleach my hair first so that it comes out really purple.  It'll grow out eventually, so no big deal!






So now I'll leave you with some more pictures from this year's walk.

If you haven't yet, there is still time to donate.  Visit my website at www.cff.org/great_strides/melindachristenson












 On the way home, both my little ones were sleeping soundly.  This was Raine's 4th Great Strides walk that she completed, and Saxy walked almost the whole thing for the first time ever.



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