In just under 2 weeks now, we will be participating in our 4th Climb for a Cure event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I look forward to this event each and every year with both anticipation and a little worry. Anticipation because I am always excited to find out how much money we raise and meet up with friends and family and worry because climbing up all 1,280 stairs is no easy task! This year though I am extremely excited and here is why:
Jeff works with some very generous people and for that I am extremely grateful. Last year, Jeff hung a flyer up at work announcing the Climb for a Cure event and his boss saw it and said he would sign up and participate. A few other generous and ambitious co-workers of Jeff's were also recruited and signed up to join us, it was great! This year, Jeff's boss has taken things to a whole new level and has recruited even more employees to climb with us and has partnered with Team Polaris to make what I am certain, will be our best year yet for fundraising in this event. My anticipation will by far pass any worry this year as I can't wait to see how much money we can raise for the CFF!
The fundraising is extremely important, do not get me wrong. Money buys research and research will find a cure, nothing beats that. However, aside from the financial part, the support that these people also bring to our family as we continue on with our CF journey is equally important. With a disease that is challenging, constant, many days hopeful but also many days very grim, the support we receive from friends, family and co-workers is what helps to carry us through the tough times.
With that, I'd like to extend a very big THANK YOU to our family and friends who always support us. I'd like to extend another one to Team Polaris, Jeff's co-workers who will be climbing with us and to Jeff's boss Jeff. Jeff's ambition and dedication go above and beyond and he does more than participate in the event, he spreads awareness and recruits many fellow employees, family and friends to join in our fight as we take steps to cure Cystic Fibrosis.
THANKS to everyone who has joined our team and to those who donate to our efforts to make it all happen! I can't wait to share with you all the good things from this year's event.
The 2013 Climb for a Cure will be our best one yet - thanks for being a part of it!