Monday, January 31, 2011

Doin' It For Drew

The time has come to kick off our 2011 Great Strides Campaign. Team Doin' It For Drew is going big this year. We've committed to raise $15,000 and we need your help. Watch this video, then read what I have to say about it...

This past year was not an easy one for Drew. He spent the first month of his life in the NICU at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. He had 4 major surgeries and countless hospital stays. Everyday, he spends between 2 and 3 hours doing airway clearance and breathing treatments to keep his lungs healthy. We have cabinets full of medication that Drew must take on a daily basis. The best part about Drew is that he does it all with a smile on his face. We are learning more every day, and, through Drew, we've discovered a new world of support, education, and opportunity for those living with Cystic Fibrosis. Unfortunately, it does not change the fact that there is currently no cure. But you can help to change that.

On May 21, 2011, we will be walking alongside friends and family in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's GREAT STRIDES fundraising event. In 2010, nearly $35 million was raised which was used to support vital CF programs.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the primary sponsor of critical research that is making tremendous advances toward a cure and control for CF. Will you help me raise much-needed funds and increase awareness of our efforts to cure cystic fibrosis. Will you help me to find the cure for Drew?

If everyone who reads this post and watches this video donates even just $5, we can make a huge impact for those living with Cystic Fibrosis. Please know that whatever amount you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated. The CF Foundation has consistently been recognized as one of the top voluntary health organizations in the country at efficiently using its money raised to invest in research and medical programs. By investing in the CFF you are helping to fund the landmark research that will, one day, make a tremendous difference in the lives of those with the disease. With your help, we can give the children and adults with CF the quality of life and the future they deserve.

I'm asking you to donate.I'm asking you to walk with us and ask your friends and coworkers to donate. I'm asking you to share this post, this video, this message. If you can help me to help Drew I will forever be in debt to you. IF YOU CLICK HERE, YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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  1. Erin,
    This is an amazing video! It needs to be on tv! That little guy always has a smile on his face - makes me smile! Hope you raise millions for Drew and all others who are suffering. God bless you all.

  2. He's beautiful, I'm crying, and now I'm clicking through to donate. Love.