OUR WALK HAS BEEN POSTPOSTED UNTIL SUNDAY 10-25-2020! SAVE THE DATE!
March 9, 2020
Dear Family, Friends and Neighbors,
I have once again committed to Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Annual nationwide walk to sure cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of tens of thousands of young people. I am writing to ask for your help and enlist your support. As most of you know by now, my daughter, Gracie, has CF. She turns sixteen years old today and a sophmore in high school. She currently does 2 breathing treatments, 60 minutes of chest physical therapy and takes 12 pills every day just to stay healthy. She also takes an exlax twice a week to help her from getting backed up. Despite all the medications Gracie had a rough time last year. She was treated several times for colon cleanouts, dealt with several medication changes and was hospitalized three times for both CF related breathing issues and infections as well as new medical issues. Although, she doesn’t always like taking her medications (who does?) she does it like a pro! Most people don’t even notice when she is taking the pills! She also goes back to see her CF doctor and several specialists every 6-8 weeks for lung function tests and to see if any changes are needed to her routine or medications.
Our Team “Gracie’s Group” will be walking on Sunday May 17th this year. I would appreciate any donations (100% tax deductible) that you are able to make. You can donate online at www.cff.org/greatstrides. From there click on donate and enter my name under the walkers name. That will give you my page. If you would prefer to write a check you can still do that. Just send your donation made payable to the “Cystic Fibrosis Foundation” to Dawn Marie Marmaud at P.O. Box 1014, Marshfield, MA 02050. We need your help. Last year our team raised $5,883.78. This year we are hoping to raise $6000.00. If we are able to accomplish this we will have raised over $100,000.00 since we started walking! This is all thanks to donors like yourself!
Great Strides is a walk event for the entire family. The walk is 3 miles that starts and ends at Endicott Estate in Dedham. Following the walk there will a celebration party. The party includes a BBQ, DJ and more! If you are interested in joining our team please call me at home (781-837-9604), my cell phone (617-365-8090) or email me at email@example.com and I will help you get signed up. Thank you all for supporting this important cause. Together we can make “CF” stand for “Cure Found”!
Dawn Marie Marmaud