May 08 ~ Greatstrides walk & health update

Another year has come...We had a great time at the May 3, 2008 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's GreatStrides to cure CF walk! Thanks so much to all who came to walk with Faith and for all of you who made a donation to help find a cure! We know that one day our efforts will pay off...

This year, through the efforts of all who came to the walk, fundraised &/or made donations, our team was able to raise $8,800 & Blue Northern Builders raised an additional $5,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! We plan to continue fundraising through 2008 to again surpass our $10,000 goal!

CFF is the leading organization devoted to curing & controlling cystic fibrosis. With money raised, the Foundation funds CF research, has 80 chapters & branch offices throughout the country, & accredits a nationwide network of 115 CF care centers, which provide vital treatments & other CF resources to patients & families (Faith goes to one every 3 months). To advance the search for a cure, CFF has invested nearly $300 million in promising scientific research in the biotechnology industry since 1998. As a result, the Foundation has more than 30 potential therapies in its drug discovery & development pipeline. Virtually every approved CF drug available today was made possible because of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation support.
Thank you for helping add more tomorrows for Faith & thousands of others. We are thrilled at how far research has come even in Faith's few short years of life & anticipate a wonderful future for her, but we must keep fundraising so the life-saving research continues. We deeply appreciate you helping us get one step closer!

***Please come see the thank you video made especially for you***

This year, we will once again be putting on "Speeding to a Cure" at the Roseville All-American Speedway. Last year, everyone who came had an awesome time, whether they were racing the cars or watching * we raised $4,000 for CFF! Bring your family & friends & join us -race against each other! 50% of proceeds will go towards CFF via Team FaithFULL. There will be a raffle and lunch for drivers as well. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008.

Additionally, so long as Faith is in good health, we will be forming a group for the Edible Crawl for a Cure in October. Morgan and Stephanie went last year, along with 2 cousins and had so much fun we want to share it with you this, drinks, a stoll around midtown & fun, all included in your ticket price!


We're SO very ecstatic to share the news that Faith's CF team appointment this month was the BEST it's been in a very long time! She's gained a few pounds, putting her at just above 60% for weight, height AND BMI! The goal for her is always above 50%, as research has proven that if they stay above this weight at age 2-4, then their FEV1 (breathing test) stays healthier at age 12! She has never been the big eater, but we do our best to pack on the pounds.

She also did a great job with her throat culture and for the firs time got to try a breathing test to check her lung function....she's still too young for it to be officially recorded for national research, but she can definitely learn how it works and have the numbers written in her chart! She really enjoyed it, too, taking a huge breath then blowing as hard and long as she could to make the chicken run to the flag on the computer. The last new test for her was checking her muscle, which was also very good for her age! It must be all that running and dancing!

Upcoming Events:

65 Roses Golf Classic 09.08.2008
*Speeding to a Cure 09.14.08

Golden Oaks Golf Classic 10.06.2008

*Edible Crawl for a Cure 10.18.2008

Sacramento Wine Opener 11.13.2008

Breath for Life Dinner March 2009

Redding Great Strides 04.25.2009

*Sacramento Great Strides 05.02.2009

Ways to get involved further: Form your own team, spread the word via email to increase awareness & donations, get your business involved by fundraising, forming a team or helping sponsor one of our many events, get your school involved with Curefinders, or shop for a cure, it's all fun! Visit
Please contact Stephanie if you have interest in any of the above.