Ordinary people with commitment can make an extraordinary impact on their world. --John C. Maxwell
Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest and most successful national fund-raising event. Last year, the Great Strides Philadelphia Zoo walk on May 9th was fantastic. Antonio's Trotters had 44 walkers and raised a total of $4,401.82 (exceeding our goal of $1,500).
I dedicated myself to this walk because of one special seven-year-old boy. My cousin Antonio is one of many affected by this genetic disease. I am determined to raise as much money as possible for this cause so that he may possibly be able to live a longer and healthier life. Please feel free to donate to my team (Antonio's Trotters). Your generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, we continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. That's why your help is needed now more than ever to ensure that a cure is found sooner - rather than later.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those with CF! Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation and Great Strides! Let's make CF stand for Cure Found!
Date: Saturday, May 22nd 2010
Place: Philadelphia Zoo (3400 W. Girard Ave.)
Time: registration begins at 10am; walk begins at 11am
(We will be meeting as a team at 10am at the zoo’s entrance)
Parking: available in any of the zoo’s lots—some are free and some cost between $8 and $12
Team information: 72 people are registered
T-shirts: I will be ordering t-shirts for the team so if you’d like to walk, they will cost $8.50 (photo of design available in Webshots album below) UP TO DATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT : Antonio's Trotters LiveJournal
*Please be sure to check there often for any changes*
*REGISTERING: In order to walk, each person must be registered individually as a walker. For example, if a husband and wife are walking, they must each register separately. You can do this by clicking the button above labeled 'Join My Team'. When you register, please do not forget your login information. You will be provided with a link such as the one that brought you to this page. This website is a GREAT way to keep track of your fund raising. I also have pamphlet/fund raising envelopes. If you would like one of those to keep track of cash/check donations, I would happily mail one to you. Just send me an e-mail or give me a call. If you register by Thursday, April 1st, you will gain free admission to the zoo. Advance tickets will be picked up by myself or Marie prior to the walk. If you register after April 1st, you will be asked to give $15 at the gate to cover your admission. Please plan to register accordingly. It definitely saves a ton of trouble the day of the walk if you already have your zoo ticket (we will hand the advance tickets out when we meet the day of the walk).
*DONATING ONLY: If you DO NOT plan on walking with the team you may either make a donation credited to me by clicking the "Click to Donate" button at the top of this page or send a check payable to the "Cystic Fibrosis Foundation" to the address listed with my contact information below and I will turn it in on the day of the walk.
If you'd like to credit your donation to another walker, visit http://www.cff.org/Great_Strides/, enter the first and last name of the walker you'd like you have credited with your donation, select the state of Pennsylvania from the drop down menu, and click search. When the results come up, click on view walker (after making sure it is the correct person and they are walking for Antonio's Trotters). When on the walker's homepage, select the button "Click to Donate" and fill out the information. This person will have your donation credited to their personal fundraising total.
*WALKING & DONATING: If you DO plan on walking with the team, first follow the steps above to join the team. Then when you have your own personal homepage, click the button on your page that says "Click to Donate" and fill out the form. You will be credited with your own donation.
*T-SHIRTS: Each t-shirt will cost $8.50. The design is posted in the Webshots album below and I have a feeling you will all really like it :) This year we will be having a front AND back design. ALL SIZES AND MONEY MUST BE IN MY HANDS BY MONDAY, MAY 3RD. If I do not have these items, I will not be able to order you a t-shirt.
*FRIENDLY'S FUNDRAISER: On Tuesday, May 11th from 5-8pm we will be hosting a Friendly's Fundraising Night at the restaurant in Cinnaminson, NJ. Friendly's will donate 15-20% of ALL dine-in and carry-out sales during this 3 hours period. We also get to decorate the restaurant with balloons and banners :) I am thinking up some fun incentives for this night so please try to make it out and bring as many people as possible. A fun night ensues...
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.--Henry Ford
Webshots photo album
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME.
cell #: (215) 280-3855
6327 Vandike Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135