Sunday, April 11, 2010
Miles for Cystic Fibrosis was a success!
Photos shown are Sue Stein & Susan Burroughs on the left and some of the very special "Rosebuds" on the right!
We are honored once again to include the CF-Reaching Out Foundation as a recipient of a grant earned by Team 65ROSES during the 2010 ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon. This year’s team was 194 runners strong! Our latest initiative was to include some up-and-coming youngsters on their own team, appropriately named The Rosebuds. Twenty-nine kids, ages 4-10, participated in the Kids Fun Run, and so far have raised over $10,000! Way to go kids! The team’s overall goal of $65,000 is within reach. Donations continue to pour in, with a deadline of April 15th.
In addition to our annual Atlanta grant, we are very pleased to announce that a new door has opened for CF-ROF to begin offering assistance to CF families in the Miami area. Proceeds totaling $9,580 from this year’s Team 65ROSES-Miami were presented on March 8. We hope this newly established relationship will bring the same quality of relief already enjoyed by many, many CF families in Atlanta.
By the Numbers
194 individuals participated on Team 65ROSES-Atlanta this year, either as runners or walkers – up from 164 in 2009
139 volunteers staffed the Hydration Station
911 donors from 42 states and 2 foreign countries have made contributions to our cause, raising $53,792 (as of 4/1/10).
An additional $4,267 was raised at our Pre-Race Dinner Silent Auction … which was successfully organized by volunteers from Reaching Out! Job well done ladies!
Questions about joining Team 65ROSES can be addressed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the website, www.MilesForCysticFibrosis.org.