Monday, February 21, 2011

All Our Great Strides Info at Your Fingertips!


On May 29/11 Carter’s Crew is walking for Cystic Fibrosis!
And so it begins…our 4th 'Great Strides’ season!  We are going to work ourselves like crazy fundraising & raising awareness so that our son, Carter, and the thousands of others like him have the best chance at a long and healthy life.  Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive disease, that could steal our son from us much to soon.  We are not going to sit back and let that happen! make a difference image
So, while we understand how many worthy causes are out  there asking for your help…it is our hope that this cause touches your heart too, and that you’ll feel inspired to join us or sponsor us so that a cure can be found in time to help our son, and the many others like him.
Below, you’ll find all the links that you may need to help make a difference.  We are so grateful for your support.

 **JOIN CARTER’S CREW HERE get a few friends to sponsor you, & hey, invite your peeps to sign up to walk with you! We’d love you to join Carter’s Crew on May 29 in Edmonton as we walk and show our support for Carter, and all those fighting CF!  Last year, we had 82 members of Carter’s Crew…let’s grow in 2011!

**SPONSOR CARTER HERE Your kind donations all go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, & will allow for better treatments for Carter, and bring us closer to having a CURE for CF!!!!!!!!!!!!

**WATCH CARTER’S 2011 MOVIE CLIP HERE (Check out last years movie HERE) 

**INFO ON UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS HERE 

** OTHER WAYS TO HELP US OUT HERE!
You can contact us at:
carters-crew@hotmail.ca

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Getting Ready to Rumble some CF Butt!

Carter’s Crew is once again gearing up for a busy fundraising season. We will be participating in our fourth annual Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis on May 29th. It’s that time of year when we fight even harder than usual to find a cure for our son, Carter. We have some tentative fundraisers planned, and would love for you to join us for any or all of the following events!

April: Colleen Olson and I are working on "The Great Adventure" which is a brand new fundraiser this year! Mark your Calendar for April 3, and contact us for tickets early! This will be a fun family event which will include a challenging scavenger hunt around St. Albert, with great prizes, dinner, followed by a family movie.  Go to our 2011 Fundraising events page to keep up on the latest info.

May:Yard Sale for CF” If you have some items to donate, we would be so grateful! We’d be happy to accept furniture, baby items, clothes in good condition, camping gear, exercise equipment, books, and all sorts of other cool stuff! Please keep us in mind as you do your spring cleaning. Feel free to drop items off to us, or let us know if you’d like us to pick anything up. Date to be announced.

Golf for a Cure” at Lone Spruce Driving Range. All proceeds from basket sales will be donated to CF Canada.  Date to be announced.

The Great Strides Walk”  is on May 29th. Last year, we had an amazing 82 people walking with us! This is a really inspiring event that will touch your heart. If you don’t mind collecting a donation or two, please sign yourself up...you’ll be glad you did! If you want to sign up or would like to sponsor us, details are coming very soon!

Other Ways to Get Involved

Volunteers: We are eager and willing to have help with some of these events! If it sounds like fun to you, let us know.

Prizes: We are needing prizes and silent auction items. If you have items (new), or services that you would like to donate, let us know.

Advertising: If you can help us spread the word for some of these events, that would be great!

Ideas: We always are ready to listen if you have fundraiser ideas! If you want to hold your own CF fundraiser, to raise money for The Great Strides Walk, we are willing to help.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weight Watching Wednesday - Week 13

Well, again, stayed the same.  I've decided, to take a break from posting WW Wednesday for awhile.  I am about to plunge headfirst into fundraising season for Great Strides...that will come first for the next 3-4 months.   Don't get me wrong, I still plan on trying to get back on track.  This has helped me lose 8.5 pounds, which made a great difference already!  However, I just don't want to waste precious fundraising time, posting about this when it does not seem to be working for me at this time.  So, here is my final post on my weight loss battle for awhile.  To see how and why this whole weight thing started, check out Week ONE.

Week 13

Pounds to lose: 6.5
Pounds loss this week: 0
Total pounds lost: 8.5

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Just to start the day off on the right foot, I'm participating in Thankful Thursday over at Run Sick Boy Run. 
Today I am thankful for:
  • Those with a passion for fighting CF.  My heart and mind are daily involved in fighting CF.  It has become a huge part of who I am.  My name is Kim....and I fight CF for my son, Carter.  I hold dear to my heart anyone who stands up and supports CF without hesitation.  Every person who donates graciously, volunteers willingly, gets involved unselfishly...you are making a difference.  You are my heroes, and you are the reason we have hope for a cure in our son's lifetime.
  • Elastics....yes, kind of odd I know.  However, you need to know my one year old, Jace.  He is an adorable mischief maker.  I put things back in one drawer to turn around and find that he has emptied another cupboard...and is standing there with a proud look on his face.  This goes on and on all day long...no wonder I have such a hard time getting anything accomplished!  I refuse to screw child locks on all my furniture.  So everywhere you look in my house....ELASTICS.  I realize, they will only keep him out for so long, but for now, they do the trick. P2022631P2022629
  • Bedtime prayers.  Yesterday, my brother's dog passed away.  He was a big...BIG....Great Pyrenees.  His family is pretty sad about it, of course.  Well, at bedtime, Carter remembered them in his prayers.  I thought it was so sweet. "Dear God, Please be with Tyler and Ashley, and Uncle and Auntie....help them to feel better.  Please take care of Spot in heaven.  Thank you that you died for us.  Amen."  Short, simple, and straight from his 5 year old heart.  I love the simple and growing faith I hear when he prays.   R.I.P. Spot.  
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Weight Watching Wednesday - Week 12

I am computerless today, so this will be short & sweet! By some miracle I managed to stay the same this week. It is actually very frustrating! The 6.5 pounds that I have left are putting up a fight! If I could get through one day of being good, I'd be back on track. At least I didn't gain...
(To see what this is all about see Week One.)
Week 12

Pounds to lose: 6.5
Pounds loss this week: 0
Total pounds lost: 8.5

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