cystic fibrosis

Team Katie – Great Strides 2012 results!

Team Katie - Great Strides 2012 photo gallery
Team Katie – Great Strides 2012 photo gallery

To all Team Katie supporters,

Thank you so much for your generous contributions to Team Katie in support of the 2012 Great Strides fundraiser. We continue to be overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of generosity and encouragement that we’ve received from you, our friends, as we do what we can to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

This annual fundraiser has been a huge motivator for us. In many ways, we feel powerless to help Katie. Our fundraising efforts have been one of the key ways that we’ve had to focus our energy in a positive way to help Katie live a long, healthy life. The funds that we raise are efficiently used to support CF patients and to help find a cure.

Some numbers from today:
Total money raised for Cystic Fibrosis Canada = $2,082,058+
Total money raised for the Niagara Great Strides Walk at Safari Niagara = $40,000+
Total money raised for Team Katie = $19,000+
Total sponsors for Team Katie = 251
Total Team Katie walkers today = 65

You can see a slideshow of some pics from this weekend’s event here:

And, the complete flickr photo stream of the event is located here:

Your monetary contributions have been a huge source of inspiration for us and we thank you for that. Not only are you helping fund the fight to beat CF, but each of you have also given our family a boost – we live with CF on a daily basis. We try not to get down, and most of the time, we’re okay. But, sometimes it all catches up with us. The weight of a fatal disease in the family makes for some grim thoughts from time to time. But, we feel comfort knowing that we have so many friends that support us and rally behind us in this cause.

To everyone that has helped us this year, we thank you. Each of you, in contributing your time, money, thoughts and prayers are helping to save Katie’s life. And for that, we are eternally grateful.

Much love,

Todd, Julie, Noah, Katie & Riley

By Todd Dow

Author, Geek, CF fundraiser & Cancer Survivor. My family, baseball, infosec, privacy & devops are a few of my favorite things.

2 replies on “Team Katie – Great Strides 2012 results!”

We were all touched by your tremendous efforts yesterday and over the past 3 years! We have a 24 year old son with CF and have walked down so many of your paths when he was little. He watched your video today and was amazed at your fund raising! Your daughter is truly beautiful. Feel free to contact us to be inspired to live for the future!

Elizabeth, thank you for the comment. We do appreciate the encouragement as we work to help make our daughter’s life a more healthy life. It seems like such an uphill battle at times, but we are motivated by hearing of others that are doing well in spite of this disease. How is your son doing? It would be great if you would be interested in sharing more about your family’s story…

Thanks again for the note and I hope to talk with you again soon!


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