The day day we have been working so hard for finally arrived.
On Saturday we headed down to Atlanta bright and early for Team Bryce Bryce Baby's 5th year participating in the Great Strides walk benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Okay...so it wasn't exactly bright. It was overcast with a 70% chance of rain all day, which is not the ideal weather conditions for a walk.
I asked him to smile and he said: I am. I'm doing my "Cool Dude" smile.
Since the weather was so gloomy I really didn't think all of our walkers would show up (understandably), but I was proved wrong! Team Bryce Bryce Baby had 48 family and friends show up to walk for Bryce. Everyone was sporting our team color, which is red and
we had several people wearing blue in honor of Bryce Tomerlin from TX.
When the walk started we had a decent "sprinkle" start up, but it didn't last long. The day remained overcast, but it stayed dry so that was pretty fantastic.
Team Bryce Bryce Baby 2013!
Thank you to everyone who came to walk with us. We are so blessed with amazing family and friends who support Bryce year after year. Another GIGANTIC thank you to everyone who donated to the cause this year. When we first registerd for this years walk I knew it was going to be a tough year to reach our past totals of over $10,000 so I set our goal at $8000 knowing that even that would be tough to reach. Well, once again I was proved wrong. Not only did we reach our original goal...we beat it. And I mean beat it. Our page total is currently at $9319.36 and I turned in $1200.00 on walk day. That puts us at $10519.36. AMAZING!
If you would like to contribute our donation page is open through November I believe...just putting that out there. ;)
That Atlanta walk is the largest Great Strides walk in the country. They had 2500 walkers and raised over $1.35 million. Yes, you read that correctly, Atlanta brought in over $1,350,000.00 to help further cystic fibrosis research which in return helps improve the quality of life for those living with the disease. If Bryan and I didn't fully believe in what the CFF does with the money raised we wouldn't support this event each and ever year. The CFF is legit and working so hard for the cystic fibrosis community. The success of Kalydeco is proof of the money we donate being put to good use!
So...again, THANK YOU to everyone who donated and/or walked. Most importantly thank you for the continued prayers for Bryce and his health. Your support means so much to us.
Love and hugs and all that good stuff!