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Welcome to Dixie's Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Home Page!

Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Event Info
My fund-raising goal: $5,000.00
Money raised to date: $6,745.00
134.9% 134.9%

Personal Image With only a few days left to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we are doing something pretty crazy--Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane! Only one sleep til the big air dive on Tuesday! ( Sundays jump was postponed due to weather)

What happens when adventurous competitors conjure up such a risky adventure? Who would go this far, risking life and limb? Would you believe it's local competing catering and restaurant business spirits-Jason Capps of Bella Sera Catering, Venue & Trattoria and Dixie Smith from Andora Restaurant & Catering?

In our opinion, those with CF face greater challenges than this in their own lives everyday. So why not a "charity stunt at 13,000 feet" to rally support and raise awareness? Call it what you will, but what better way to GO BIG OR GO HOME?

This is why we really need your help, today, as the 11th hour of 2011's Fifty Finest campaign nears. To date there is $2200 on the books - 25% toward the $10k goal. Please embrace this effort with a modest contribution, conveniently online, and 100% tax deductible, now:

Charity Stunt: FF-4-FF - Free Fallin' for Fifty Finest All for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Date: August 14th, 2011

Location: Undisclosed Drop Zone in Ohio

Charitable Goal: $10,000

For: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Fundraising Deadline: 4:00 PM August 18th

Prizes: We will be giving away huge prizes for those who donate $100 - $1000. Check out this website.

Sponsored by: Bella Sera Catering, Venue & Trattoria and Andora Restaurant & Catering

I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donation. You are helping to find a cure. I know many people who have relatives or friends afflicted with CF and I hear about their struggles. Whatever I can do to help them, I will. And having you donate to help this cause brings tears to my eyes. I am so blessed with such loving and giving friends and family. Thank you.

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now-more than ever-to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research.

When the Foundation began in 1955, most children with CF did not live to see their first day of elementary school. Today, the median life expectancy for people with CF is almost 37. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with cystic fibrosis. Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation! God Bless.

Below is a list of donors who have donated to support me. Thanks to everyone for your support!
First Name Last Name Comments
Brian Calhoun It takes a kind and compassionate heart to do what you’re doing, Dixie... Great job!
Jessica Noll You are such a wonderful woman Dixie! I love you and appreciate everything you do! =)
Laura Early Congratulations Dixie! You are a wonderful woman supporting a wonderful cause!
Diane Knupp Congrats Dixie. Kristen’s best friend has CF, so I’m donating in her honor.
William Lovrich Your doing a great job for a good cause.
Kristen Knupp Like my mom, I am donating in my best friend’s honor. :)
Penny Kaercher This donation is for 3 reservations at Andora’s: Penny Kaercher, Kristy Schmidt, Nancy Thoma more »»
Amy Overton Way to go Dixie!! :) Love You and your enormous heart.
Jason Harbison This is awesome Dixie!! I love your dedication! You never cease to amaze me!!
Betty Pala Great job Dixie. Congratulations
Shelly Hawkins-Lee Thank you on behald of a young man I know with CF.
Patty Zahurak Your efforts are appreciated by many!!
Rachel Wright What a great cause, Dixie!!! Let me know if I can help with your events.
Tom Zaimes  
Dixie Smith Fund Raiser
Jennifer Hyland  
Maria Loffreda-Mancinelli Such a great cause. Dixie, I hope you not only meet, but exceed your fundraising goal!
Karen Dore congrats on Pittsburgh’s 50! i like CF cure found much more!
Christie Scheiderlein I am so proud of you, Dixie! Keep working! This is such an honorable mention and such a charitable more »»
Jennifer Smith  
Nathan Griffith Thanks to an amazing person doing something amazing for others!
Ruth Walter You do the jumping, I will do the clicking. Sounds like a good deal to me. Thank you for helping a g more »»
Rachel Wright Keep up the good work!!! :-)
Frank Fuhrer, III Dixie Smith
Jason Fowler  
Trish Bonacci Jason Capps
John Milnthorp Don’t forget - feet first!!
Kareem Knowell Good Luck Dixie:)!!!!
Jacqueline Massacci Good luck Jason and Dixie!
Lori Kragnes Good luck girl, please make sure you come back!!!!!!
Ryan Marovich Best of Luck!
Gina Patterson It’s good to show support for good people!
Elaine Bellios Good luck Jason and Dixie what a fun idea--ENJOY!!!
Eric Bruce If anyone would do something crazy like this, it *would* be you and Jason! Have fun, guys!
Alexisw Pierce For Jason Capps
George Bellios Have fun on your Jump!!!
Rebecca Charles Best of luck to you Dixie, you have courage that many of us don’t have and your doing it for more »»
Charles Lenzner Flying high for a good cause!
William Beale  
Heather Marra Dear Jason, Have an amazing "dive"! Congrats on a very successful fundraiser for CF! Xo more »»
Eric Vizzini  
Tim Hillebrand/Hillmon & Don's Appliances  
Dixie Smith From DME Inc.
Jamie Yoder Great job Dixie! You are surely one of the finest people i know ;)
Nicholas Cavoti Best wishes - from DonCastor
Todd Ashmore  
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