Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shampoo, Rinse, Repeat

 I know I am repeating myself all the time with all of this fund-raising stuff, but here is why. Most of my goals in life surround the sole purpose of beating cystic fibrosis. I want to have children, live a long life, exercise, raise my PFT scores, etc... How can I consider myself a warrior against this awful disease if I am only fighting it in my personal life? I want to fight CF in every way possible. I want my hard work to go towards the health of more people than just myself. I want the cystic fibrosis community as a whole to benefit from my efforts. That is why I put everything I have into raising money for the walk. That being said, here are some more of my efforts being put forth. :)

I am truly blessed to be surrounded by people who really care about me and making a difference in the CF world. I have been blown away by the generous donations that have already come in from my friends and family. I have already raised $1,078!!! That is huge! This time last year, I only had $685 raised. I am extremely proud of what I've accomplished so far, but as usual with me, I'm not anywhere near done. I have set a goal of $3,000 for myself, and $7,000 for my team. So there is still a lot of work to be done.

So what can you do???

Do you have maybe a couple of dollars that are unspoken for? If you do, click the picture below and find the "Click to donate" button at the top of my donation page. When I say that no amount is too small, I truly mean it. Every little bit helps and adds up. Almost 90 cents of every dollar go straight to funding research to find new drugs, treatments, and maybe one day, a cure for those of us who have cystic fibrosis. Share the link with your friends and family to see if they would like the opportunity to make a difference.

Want to join my team and fund-raise yourself? Click on the picture below that will take you to my donation page. Find the "Join my team" button. You can set a goal for yourself and begin asking those around you for donations.

Want to join my team and walk, but you don't feel comfortable fund-raising? Click on the picture below. Find the "Join my team" button. It will automatically set a goal for you to raise, but you don't have to raise that. It is their way of trying to encourage everyone to raise money.

You can also come to the walk even if you haven't registered. Last year, my team had 10 people at the walk. I would love to double that. So, if you don't have anything going on May 12, at 10:00 in the morning, come out and support my team! :)

Finally, I am ordering t-shirts this year for my team, Kayla's Krusaders. This is something I have wanted to do for years, and I am so excited about actually doing it this year. I am charging $20 for the shirt. The more shirts I order, the smaller the actual cost will be. If the shirts cost less than $20 a piece, I will be donating the extra money to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. If you would like to order a shirt, please let me know. I will be ordering the shirts at the end of March.

If you have already made a contribution to my cause, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can never really express how truly grateful I am for all that you have done. If you are going to be walking with me in May, I am so excited that you will get to experience something that is so important and close to my heart. If you are still on the fence about making a donation, keep thinking about it. If you have any questions about where your money is going or what exactly all of this is about, please feel free to ask. To sum all of this up... Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


  1. I will be walking with you Kayla! :) So excited about it! :)