Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Golf for a Cure & Other Fundraisers

Fundraisers & More:

Yesterday was a great day! Andrew and I attended the Suzanna Lee Memorial Silver Cup Challenge, Golf Outing for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It is one of the Peoria CFF Chapter's yearly events and this year was the Golf Outing's 15th year!

Everyone arrives around 11am for the grilled outdoor lunch before Tee time starts at noon. The Golfers are out for 4 hours golfing, some of the holes have competitions at them (like longest putt). During the golfing volunteers help set up the banquet dinner hall. There are over 100 silent auctions, chocolate fountain, hors d'oeuvres, followed by the dinner served between 5:30-6:30pm.

Andrew loved golfing and I enjoyed helping set up the silent auctions. I was the speaker this year and was very honored to the speaking about my life with Cystic Fibrosis. The Golf Outing was started 15 years ago in memory of Suzanna Lee (a girl who went to my CF Clinic and was from Peoria). Her parents host it every year and it raises a lot of the money for the CF Foundation!

I've uploaded my speech to YouTube here and I will be posting the Golf Outing Album in the next few days on my CF Facebook Awareness Page, make sure to check it out!

Now that the Golf Outing is over, it is time for me to hardcore focus on the Princeton CF Walk! We still need a few more teams to sign up. We lost 2 big teams from last year ( do to moving, etc). I'm excited for their new chapters in their lives, but we could use some help in reaching our Goal Amount! We have brought in around $5,000 so far online, but at this time last year we had raised over $10,000. We raised $23,000 last year and this year we are projected to only raise around $8,000-$10,000 this year!

Some ways you can help is donate, share, or join us walking and form your own team! Also, hosting a secondary supplemental fundraiser is very helpful. My uncles host a dessert party every year. They make some dessert, get some wine, and ask friends to bring checks made to the CF Foundation. They raised $375 in the past! My Aunt makes homemade Jam and sells it in her town & through me on Facebook, she raised almost $300 last year.  Here is the link to her Facebook event she made for it this year!

Also, contests work: For example: I will shave my beard off for $1,000! Really anything could be made into a fundraiser, so please consider doing one and help us out! I have some great ideas for next year to change it up & raise more, but we need to succeed this year in order for us to remain a CF official Great Strides Walk site!

Here is the online link to the CF Princeton Walk registration & info page: http://fightcf.cff.org/PrincetonGS

If you can help or want to start a team in Princeton please let me know! I can help you :-)

Thank you!!!!

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