Saturday, May 12, 2012

2012 Great Strides Walk

Today was the Great Strides Walk in Knoxville, and it was amazing! It was definitely one of the biggest turnouts I've seen in awhile. There were a lot of team t-shirts, and it was so fun seeing everyone supporting those of us with CF. My team had a total of 25 people and 2 dogs! That's the most we've ever had! I felt so loved and supported!

Before the walk started, my family and I were recognized for continuing to participate in the Great Strides Walk every year and for putting in so much hard work into raising money. They informed us that in the last 7 years, we have raised over $50,000! That's only possible thanks to our very generous family and friends. And that's only a fraction of the years we have been participating. My parents started raising money the year I got diagnosed. That was 18 years ago! I'm so thankful to have parents who have instilled in me the importance of being involved with raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. In my mind, if I want to see a cure, you better believe I'm going to do everything in my power to make that happen as soon as possible.

Kayla's Krusaders got to start the walk! Here we are getting ready to go.

Here are a couple of pictures of the actual walk.

As of right now, Kayla's Krusaders has raised a little over $7,000 with a little more expected to arrive late! I can't even begin to express how thankful I am that I have so many generous people in my life! Thank you to everyone who made a donation or bought a t-shirt! And thank you to everyone who came out to the walk to show their support. Here are a few more pictures of Kayla's Krusaders.


  1. Nice job on fundraising and being an advocate for yourself... I read your post on Cystic Life..

  2. Just came across this blog & I love it!

    1. Thanks for reading! And I'm glad you like it! :)

  3. Hi there Kayla! Nice to "meet" you. I am adding your blog to the CF Blogroll right now! I look forward to following your blog in the future.