Wednesday, May 6, 2009

CF-Curefinders/7th Heaven

I'm sure most of you have seen the television WB show/series: 7th Heaven. Little "Ruthie Camden" from the show is actually the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's National Honorary Chair for the Curefinders program. The Curefinders program is the school fund-raising program for grades K through 12. The CureFinders® program provides students with the opportunity to compete with one another to see who can raise the most money in their school to help support CF research and care. One of our local high schools was the top-fundraising school in the nation for 2008-2009. They raised over $17,000!!! So in honor of this school's hard work, Ruthy from 7th Heaven, also known by her real name: Mackenzie Rosman, came to visit. She is 19 years old!! The SGA at the high school hosted a dinner for her Monday night. Then yesterday, Tuesday, we had an assembly at the high school, and lunch afterwards. I was so honored to be a part of this and we had a great time. Mackenzie's step-sister had CF and actually passed away this past December. She had received a double lung transplant about 3 years ago! Mackenzie was so sweet and was really laid back! It was great to meet and talk with her! She (the CFF) presented the school with an award, and the school presented "us" (CFF) with a check! We had several news stations there as well as the local newspaper!! Here is one picture of us below. We had a Mom take more pictures because she is a professional photographer. Therefore, I opted to just get copies from her instead of trying to take pictures with my camera. So hopefully I will have those pictures soon. When I do, I will most certainly share them with you! Mackenzie also signed MANY MANY year books of the students. She also signed a little note to the SGA members and the CFF staff/volunteers on a sheet of paper! I will treasure her autograph forever!!

If you haven't heard of Curefinders, I encourage you to contact your local CF Foundation or visit the CFF website for more information. It's a fairly new program that was started about 2 years ago, and has done extremely well.

You can read the full press release about Mackenzie's visit by clicking here!


Brooks Family said...

My husband and I used to LOVE that show!! Awesome!

Graciy said...

that is Such a awesome way to raise money for a cure! It sounds like a tons of fun too. Thanks for the sweet comment btw it made my day!