Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Little Publicity

Ross's story was featured on the front page of our county's newspaper today! We felt so blessed that Teressa Ressel, a reporter, featured our family's fundraising efforts. You can read the article here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Generosity

My amazingly talented and crafty friend, Emily, has graciously donated two of her works of art for us to auction off for Ross's Gator Crusaders. With her living several states away, I figured the easiest way to do this would be good ole ebay. These baby quilts are gorgeous! Thanks, Emily, for your generosity!

You can find the auction here:

And you can find this one here:

Do you know anyone having a baby girl? She would look awfully sweet in one of these!


My cousin, Laura, has registered to be a walker with Ross's Gator Crusaders. She has set a personal goal of raising $350 for our team. She sent an email to her friends letting them know what she was doing and directed them to our JDRF site. She has already raised $205. It couldn't get much simpler than that. If just a few other people would do that, think of how much more we could raise! Thanks for your kindness, Laura!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It Keeps Getting Better

I just found out that the Vista Club, an all girls service club at our high school, will be helping us in our fundraising. They will be selling sodas during the four lunch shifts and will donate ALL proceeds to Ross's Gator Crusaders. They had discussed a service project a few weeks ago and talked about a diabetes walk. When someone mentioned (my mom) Mrs. Wright's grandson was recently diagnosed, they immediately decided this was the cause they wanted to focus on.

We continue to be so humbled and grateful to all of the kindness being directed our way. We feel so blessed.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sweet Victory!

Today, less than a month after kicking off our fundraising, we've reached our goal!!! Ross's Gator Crusaders has $1000+!!! We are truly grateful to all who have helped us reach our goal. But with just under four weeks to go, we're not stopping here! Ross wants to set a new goal of $1,500, so here we come!

Are you familiar with the Relay for Life and MDA paper symbol campaigns? You often see their little paper symbols lining the walls of gas stations or department stores. Customers can purchase them for $1. Well JDRF has one as well. They have a paper sneaker campaign. Edward started a campaign in his office this afternoon and already received $34 in a few hours! He has also contacted Commerce Bank in Bonne Terre, and they've graciously agreed to help with the campaign. And of course Farmington's best restaurant in town, The Branding Iron, has also agreed to help with the campaign. We are anticipating some great results!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hugamonkey Helps

My great friend, Dylan, and his beautiful wife, Leah, have a fantastic baby sling business. Their slings are very affordable and gorgeous!

They are going above and beyond our call for help by matching donations to Ross's Gator Crusaders on their website by 100%!

We are so grateful they are helping us in our quest for a cure!

Now, everyone go out and buy a baby sling!

Donation Update

Our total at the end of Week 2 is $320! We are so blessed!