We are so excited to be able to say that our event has become an annual one! We could have never dreamed of the support we got last year and the success we had. Last year for Anna’s Amazing Race our goal was to raise $2,500 and we raised $9,700 instead.
This year we’ve decided to be bold and make our goal $10,000. It’s going to be a challenge but we’re up for it! We’re so motivated knowing that a cure is so close. There are currently 2 drugs in the testing pipeline right now that treat the underlying cause of CF for Anna’s mutation. While this is exciting news, it takes a lot of time and a lot of financial support to fund this research.
If you’re a reader of my blog or a CF parent yourself, you know the anxiety and helplessness we feel as parents on a daily basis. Doing Anna’s treatments, making sure she has her medicine, and doing the best I can to keep her away from germs are the only things in my control. And doing my very best at all of that still doesn’t prevent Anna from getting lung infections. The reason this means so much to me is that this is something I really CAN do for her future. The day Anna receives her first dose of whatever it will be that treats the underlying cause of CF, we will ALL have had a part in that, a part in curing the most common and currently fatal genetic disease.
Anna’s Amazing Race is taking place on May 18th at 1pm. That’s only 40 days away! If you participated in last years race you know how much fun it was! And if you didn’t hopefully you saw the pictures, I’ve posted more below. I know it’s intimidating to participate in something that you aren’t quite sure what it is or what you’re going to have to do but that’s the beauty of this event! It’s something purely fun for a good cause, it’s unlike any other walk or fundraiser you may have already participated in. We will have different tasks set up all over York. You’ll receive a clue, go to your task, complete it, and receive your next clue. Every task is unique and a lot of fun! Last year some of the tasks included getting giant beach balls up Reservoir Hill, blindfolded cupcake decorating, and a karaoke challenge. This year the tasks will be ALL new and equally as fun and challenging. You’ll get a mental workout, and maybe a slight physical one too Every task is GPS mapped so you’ll have no issues even if you’re not familiar with the area. You get to choose a team color and wear it, decorate your car, and whatever else you want to do! People really got into the spirit last year. And after the race we’ll have lots of food, an awards ceremony, and a raffle for everyone. We would LOVE to expand the race this year and see some new faces so if you thought about it last year and weren’t sure don’t hesitate to get a team together and have a fun day with us for a great cause! Links to register and to donate are on the top left of our site!
While CF is the cause that most seriously affects our family we see value in ALL causes, so we’ve spent the last year participating in fundraisers for other important causes like The American Cancer Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Project Share. And we can say first hand that doing good FEELS so good. We’re so happy to have fundraising in our hearts and you will be too! Any contribution helps and it’s one amount of money you’ll never regret spending. Thank you so much!