Great Strides Walk 2014

Today was the long-awaited day of the 2014 Great Strides Walk to benefit the efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. It started out as a drizzly day...and turned into a deluge! At the instant the walk started, the rain started pouring down on the intrepid volunteers and participants, turning Oxford, Ohio's uptown parks into a soggy mess (the photo above is of our team, McCane's Miracles, one of ten teams who signed up to participate). 
The rain, however, didn't stop the kids who were there from having fun and collecting balloon animals. 
The band Weedle (below) volunteered their music and MC talents for the event, and did such a great job. Please show them some love on their Facebook page and show up to hear them play whenever you can! 
And, though the sound of thunder ended all our efforts around 11 a.m., the day still netted over $15,000 toward our site goal of $30,000 (with some teams and many donors yet to report). McCane's Miracles (the team of family and friends who love and walk and raise funds on behalf of my grandchildren, Calleigh and Ryder) reported over $9,000 raised for the event--and that's not even counting the amount turned in today. We plan to top $10,000 for our 2014 efforts, which will be more than a 56% increase over last year's total! See our team page here for more info--or to help us out! 

Thank you to all who participated, whether by walking, donating, and spreading the word! Calleigh and Ryder are blessed to have friends and family like you!

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