January 11, 2008
We're off and "Climbing" to new heights for CF research funding in 2008. But we need your help to get the right participants for our upcoming 27th Annual Climb for a Cure fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, February, 23, 2008 at the Rhodes State Office Tower in downtown Columbus. Climbing 40 flights of stairs isn't for everyone....but I'm counting on the fact that YOU know a lot of different people and maybe there are a few that just might take the "VERTICAL" challenge for CF research! Just as important is the fact that these special people know of your commitment to funding CF research and your personal "ASK" is what I am counting on. Here are a few details:
From 8:30 - 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 23, participants can climb the 40+ flights of the Rhodes State Office Building (the tallest building in Central Ohio) as many times as they want. The stairwell closes at 11:30 AM for the commencement of timed events.
All Participants are encouraged to bring additional pledges on the day of the event OR to use the CFF web-site to get on-line donations.
Timed events categories include 4-person relay, Timed single ascent, Heroes Division, and Firefighters Challenge. Relay Teams registration for 4 persons starts at $200.
The Challenge to fund all of the promising research to unlock the many mysteries of CF is upon us. We invest your donations quickly to fund the research that will answer the mystery of CF and help us "Add Tomorrows Everyday."
Registration and fundraising is just a click or phone call away:
Option 1 - Participants Register and pay your $50 Participant fee online at www.cff.org/chapters/central/ohio/ . Online fundraising ideas and capabilities are right at your fingertips!
Option 2 - Call our chapter office at (614) 846-2440 and ask our staff to register you over the phone. We can then note that you'll pay the registration fee by check or cash by event day. However, you will now be able to utilize the web site to fundraise for additional pledges from your family, friends, and other e-mail contacts.
We are busily planning for the food, fun and festivities that await our terrific climbers. We are working towards having many new climbers and appreciate any help that you can give us. Thank you for supporting our life changing mission. Your enthusiasm and dedication to maintaining health for those with CF inspires us to help "add tomorrows everyday" for those with CF.
Please call, e-mail or Morse code me with any questions that you may have. Please e-mail my contact info to any contacts that you may have. We already have Fire Department teams coming from throughout Ohio. We would certainly enjoy having any new fitness enthusiasts take the CF Vertical Challenge!
Best Wishes for 2008!
I am not the world's best stair climber, even 29 months post tx (yes, it is 29 months today! Ha ha!) But if you would like more info, let me know! I know plenty of folks (my dad included) who have done this before, so if it's your thing...
The Great Strides Walk (the BIG CF fundraiser) is coming in May--I will post as I get more info. That one I can probably handle... :)