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Great Strides 2013

We had a beautiful morning on Saturday as we walked again this year in Augusta.  I had 31 members on my team - our biggest group yet!!  My cousin and his wife came down from Pittsburgh, PA and we had friends drive in from Johnson City, TN and Atlanta, GA!  I feel so loved :)

I'm happy to report that we raised over $10,000!!!!  I could not believe it - I had set the team goal for $10,000 knowing it would be a stretch, but am just overjoyed that we reached it.  Again, I feed so loved :)

Our team banner :)
Our team set-up
Me, with my beautiful and amazing sorority sisters \^^^/
Me and my grandmother
The hubs and me
Team Photo!

It was a 3 mile walk around the track, which I'm happy to report I completed (plus some)!!  I even jogged my final lap with my buddy, Amanda.  I had some koozies made which say "CF Stinks" and has this website on, hello to my new followers!!  Thanks for stopping by :)

After the walk, Will and I invited the team over to have a cookout.  What a great time!!  We had lots of food, cocktails, music and played corn hole.

Needless to say, we were all exhausted after a fun and busy early to bed for us.

To all my supporters, thank you so much for your generosity and love.  I'm so thankful to have such wonderful people in my life that support my desire to fundraise for the CF Foundation.  Without your financial contributions, there would be no hope for a cure.  But, knowing that there are so many people that want to help fight CF, I know we can get there.  I look forward to the day when a cure is found!


  1. I commented on your GreatStrides Page with some ?s. Your team sounds very dedicated and amazing! And I love the pics! Any tips? greatly appreciate it! Thanks! :-)
    fellow GreatStrides CF Walker,


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