At one point or another, we have all known someone who has fallen ill. But what if that someone was your daughter and she had an incurable disease? Talk Fusion Associate Shannon Conn knows that feeling all too well.
Shannon’s daughter, Kristina, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in infancy. Shannon has been campaigning for the past 15 years, doing everything she could to get help for Kristina. Talk Fusion’s Video Email allowed her to create a donation campaign for Cystic Fibrosis that reached more people than any other method. Organized in only 15 days, Shannon’s 1st CF fundraiser, held at Chili’s in 2009, produced record-breaking results – the most profitable Wednesday in the history of the restaurant. It meant a lot to all the CF families that Chili’s donated 10% of their profits.
Shannon and her family were so inspired; they started their own foundation deemed “Kristina’s Cure Finders” to raise funds for scientific research for CF. This year, they again held a fundraiser at Chili’s and used Talk Fusion to get the message out. Thousands of people saw the video and responded. Once again, records were broken. People waited in line for 4 hours to get a table. Chili’s had the most profitable Thursday ever and Kristina’s Cure Finders raised much needed funds!
Now, Shannon’s biggest charity event to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is coming up tomorrow, Saturday, May 1, 2010. The national greatstrides® walk will be held in Vero Beach at Royal Palm Point at 8:30 am. Shannon and Kristina will be there and we hope you will be too! Take steps to cure Cystic Fibrosis.
If you can’t come to the walk, but want to send a monetary donation to help with the cause, we urge you to do so. Simply visit Kristina’s Cure Finders at www.cff.org/great_strides/shannonconn
Kudos Shannon on all your hard work for this great cause!
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