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 "creating hope for those with cystic fibrosis"

 
Meet Kaitlyn McGuire, our personal CFer. Kaitlyn was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was barely 18 months old, which followed with her first of many hospitalizations. In the beginning, we did not understand the battle facing us. We did not understand the questions that will come and may never have answers. Now, at almost 10 years old, she is still fighting this battle every day. She faces hospitalizations every couple of months, but her hope never dims. She has a strong support team made up of her parents, her brothers, dozens of aunts/uncles/cousins, and many friends she has met along the way. Her dream is a cure for cystic fibrosis

 When Kaitlyn was 3, I wanted to take a proactive role in helping to battle this disease. I talked to my husband and called up a few sisters....and 'Scrapping for a Cure' was born. We wanted to help raise money for the non-profit organization, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in hopes that one day soon a cure will be found. Our organization started out small, at a local resort, with 15-20 participants. We came together to scrapbook for the weekend and help to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. After four years of hosting 'Scrapping for a Cure' in the North Alabama Area, we have moved it to the Greater Memphis Area in hopes to grow and reach more people. Not only do we want to raise money for CFF, but we want to raise awareness of CF in our communities. 

     In April 2014, we held our first 'Scrapping for a Cure' scrapbooking event in Memphis, TN at a local church. With it being our first time in the area, we chose to host a one day crop. With the help of two local girls, Jill Worley (having a brother with CF) and Tara Smith (Kaitlyn's Aunt), we were able to pull together a wonderfully successful crop. We were able to raise $4,000 our first year in Memphis. Our event committee includes: Jill Worley, Tara Smith (Kaitlyn's Aunt), Anna Steinke (Kaitlyn's Aunt), Teri Johnson (Kaitlyn's Aunt), and Me (Rachael McGuire, Kaitlyn's mother). In 2015, Hilton Memphis became our Gold Sponsor and our home for our Scrapping for a cure 2 Day retreat. Our 2nd year here in Memphis we raised $8,400! Our 3rd year in Memphis, April 2016, we finally reached our ultimate goal of raising $10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! We are so thankful for the support of our community and participants, and the hard work and dedication of our event team. We continue to place new goals for our event and each year we reach them. We are so excited for our 2017 event:


2017 Scrapping for a Cure Retreat

Let's Fly Away to Neverland-
Second Star to the Right,
Straight on to a Cure!
at
Hilton Memphis
on
Friday April 7th 10am-2am
Saturday April 8th 8am-12am

Registration Now Open!!


Step 1:  

NEW! ONLINE Form option: go to the following link and complete the form then hit submit. Online Registration HERE


SNAIL Mail Option Print out your registration form (a PDF file is attached at the bottom of this page or click HERE.) and complete it. 

     Send registration to:
    
      Mail: Rachael McGuire
               2415 Avalon Ave., Suite B
               Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

      Fax: Attn: Rachael McGuire
               256-389-8251

 E-Mail Option: Email: scrapping4acure@gmail.com



Step 2:  Check or Money order can be mailed to:
             Rachael McGuire
             2415 Avalon Ave, Suite B
             Muscle Shoals, AL 35661


You can contact Rachael if you prefer to utilize paypal : Rachael.scrappingforacure@gmail.com

Classes will open for registration January 2017. Details will be released closer to that time.


                                                  
                                                         
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                                                                              2014 year we were able raise over $4000 to donate to CFF.
                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                         Tara Smith, Tammy Case, Jill Worley, Cynthia Brewer, Rachael McGuire   
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                                                                         2015 year we were able to raise over $8,400 to donate to CFF!
                                                                                        
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                                                                                  2016 we were able to raise over $10,000 to donate to CFF!




     We want to thank all of our participants, volunteers, and helpers that made this event possible. We are already planning for our eighth annual event in Memphis, a two-day retreat in Spring 2017. And we have some great things in store for everyone joining us this next year. We will keep you posted on the latest details. So check back often, sign up for our emails, like us on Facebook, and help us turn CF into Cure Found!

                                          We hope that you will join us on this journey to create hope for those with Cystic Fibrosis. 
                                                        There are many ways you can help: Attend our events, volunteer, sponsor us, or donate.
                                                            Check the tabs above for more details on ways you can aid in the fight for a cure.

                                                                                                  
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