Sunday, May 4, 2008
Great Strides Walk - Cary '08
Yesterday, Tricia and I participated in the CF Great Strides Walk in Cary, NC. Lots of food and fun, and lots of people, and a whole lot of money raised!
It was a beautiful day...a little too warm even, but most of the park is under the trees, so it was very nice. We got to see a few friends, including our great friend Sophia, who works for CFF (pic below).
Several blog readers, and even one of Tricia's physical therapists came out to support Tricia and CF! One girl even drove all the way from Charlotte, NC just to hang with us and show her support! We also were able to meet a few new CFF people who will be working with us in organizing our Great Strides Walk on the OBX on September 13.
Tricia was able to walk about 1.5 of the 2 mile walk, which impressed us both!
Papa John's and Chick-fil-a (two of my favorites) provided lots of food, which was most excellent!
We were also able to meet several CF families and talk about a few things which is always nice but is becoming more uncommon, unfortunately.
By the end of the day, it was announced that over $100,000 had been raised!
It may not be too late to find a walk near you!
And, we finished off the afternoon with another trip to the nearby Rita's!