Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Team Annie!!

Girl Power 2 Cure's signature event is called Dress Up 2 Cure! Over the past 3 years, during the month of April, more than 5,000 people have participated Dress Up 2 Cure to raise money for Rett Syndrome Research, raising a total of over $120,000. This year we have created Team Annie and we would like to ask all of you if you would help us! If we all work together we can raise some serious cash and continue to move the research towards our cure! Are you interested? Here are some ideas that you could help us with:

Movie Proceeds - Could you contact your local theater; see if $1 of each movie sale could be donated for the month of April?
Drink of the Month - Could you contact your local Coffee Shop and/or bar about having a “drink of the month,” a portion of sales would be donated?

Restaurants – Would you be able to hold fundraising night at a restaurant? Work with the restaurant on how proceeds will be donated. Some will give you a certain percentage of their total sales while others will give you all of the money they earned from selling a certain item. All you have to do is distribute fliers with information including location, time, and what the event is promoting.

Cuts for a Cure – Could you check with your salon to host a special fundraising day? Some salons will ask their staff to donate a portion of their services or tips.

Casual for a Cause – Could you ask your employer to consider hosting a “Jeans Day” or “Casual Day”? The employee’s that participate would make a donation.

Church Events - Would you be able to hold a dinner, pancake breakfast, bake sale, bingo night, etc. at your church?

Garage Sale - Could you ask your friends, family, and co-workers to donate items to your garage sale, the bigger the better!

Donation Jars - Would you be willing to place money jars at popular local businesses; on ticket counters, check-out stations, concession booths, and deli counters.

Schools - Do you have kids in school? Would you be willing to host a "Dress up 2 Cure" at their school? The kids are educated on rett syndrome and disability awareness, then they bring in their spare change on April 1st and get to dress up as silly as they want!

We would LOVE for you to help us out with this event. If you have time please consider helping us. If you're pressed for time but want to help maybe you could help us spread the word on your blog, facebook or through email. Please let me know if you're interested and I will help you every step of the way! Thanks for all the continued support. Together we WILL make rett syndrome the first treatable brain disorder.
Check out our new Firstgiving Page and click the icon to join our team!!

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