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For some time now I have been saying that I want to do a CF fundraiser. I've gotten totally stoked about it a time or two (or six) but before I can really begin planning, I start second guessing myself. Do I have the organization skills to pull it off? What could I do that people would be interested in? What if nobody shows up? Then I get into all the I don't have time to organize something like that B.S. and before I know it, I've talked myself out of it. For a while, anyway.
Eventually the idea claws its way back into my mind and the cycle starts all over.
So, I've finally decided to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! This summer, I want to do a fundraiser. I'm telling you this because I really need your help. As I mentioned, I've never done this before. I've participated in things here and there, but never organized something. So I'd appreciate any ideas or input you may have. Like, for starters, what kind of event do you think people might be interested in? Great Strides is fantastic, obviously, but I'm thinking something other than a walk, like maybe a concert put on by local singers/musicians (for starters, my family is FULL of INCREDIBLE talent) or... well, that's about where my train of thought derails.
Another thing, I'd like to make a CF awareness video to go along with all this. I'm hoping to get photos and a few words about a bunch of CF warriors. If you or a loved one are living with CF, or you have lost someone you love to CF, and you would be willing to send me a photo to add to the video, please let me know. I'm trying to gauge what kind of response I can expect and if I'll be able to get enough pictures for that project.
Any ideas or tips on how to navigate all this would be VERY MUCH appreciated! I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing! I'm going to need to stay motivated and I really want you to hold me accountable for this, friends. There are so many people who could benefit from this, and it's something I feel like I need to do. Any words of advice or encouragement would be very helpful!