The outpouring of support from friends and friends of friends and neighbors and people I've never even met contributing to our Great Strides campaign has been HUGE. I sent a mailing out to our neighborhood - 163 letters to be exact - on Tuesday. I have received over $300 in donations from neighbors whom I have never met. Its incredible what people are doing to help my little boy.
I know that this fundraising stuff gets annoying. Dozens of people ask us every year to donate to their cause or help support a foundation near and dear to their heart. One can only give so much of their time and money, I do understand that. But you have to see where I'm coming from. I'm literally raising money to save my son's life. Seriously. The money that I raise goes 100% directly to research the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. I have to exhaust every avenue of possible funds to be raised. I will ask everyone. I will knock on doors and hang my flyers until a cure is found. I understand that not everyone can help me, but I can't understand not asking. The worst people can say is no, and I do understand.
I have one more sponsor who jumped on board today.