Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in the Cade Foundation Illinois Race for the Family and Savannah's Playground
This is a special note to thank everyone who contributed to the huge success of the first Cade Foundation Illinois Race for the Family and Savannah's Playground! Thank you to all of the volunteers who labored tirelessly to ensure that everything started on time, flowed well, and that everyone enjoyed themselves while Fundraising and Fundraising. You all are real champions and we celebrate you each with high praise! It is a blessing to affiliate with a group of wonderful people who understand the struggle that so many families with infertility face bravely on a daily basis. It is a pleasure and honor to serve alongside such people who are committed to helping those families. What we did on June 23, 2012 was more than conduct a race. We shared hope and excitement and encouragement. You will never know how much your work and sacrifice have changed the outcomes of the attendees and supporters who were unable to attend.
Special thanks are offered to Dr Eve Feinberg - the official race MVP. Dr Feinberg was a huge supporter and in addition to serving as a leader in the planning, raised the 3rd highest amount of money, ran the race at a competitive time and lead Savannah's Playground!
We also offer our most sincere gratitude to Lisa Rushton and Charley Pereira- the family who introduced Cade Foundation to Dr Feinberg. Lisa and Charley are the parents of Savannah Caroline Pereira, after whom Savannah's Playground is named. She will always be missed but her legacy with the Cade Foundation will bless generations through Cade Foundation Family Building Grants given in her name, The Savannah Grant.
Everyone did a marvelous job but we would be remiss if we did not highlight the compassion and herculean efforts of the FCI Marketing team including Penny Baxter and Beth Dziedzic as well as Michelle Josephson, and Marcia Hilse. If anyone was omitted please forgive us. All of you contributed in meaningful and important ways.
Check out the Race results with this following link: http://www.illraceforthefamily.com/volunteer/
Overall the event raised over $75,000 (gross) in cash for the Cade Foundation! Thanks to you all for a job well done!
The top individual fundraiser from FCI was Yuri Wagner and she is the winner of the Amazon Kindle.
Mikki Carping and Nicole McCullough are part of the Red Hot River Rats and the entire team will win a lunch party hosted by Cade Foundation at their office.
Did you participate in the Race? See if you can find your picture in the links below!