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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, 12 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 who died of 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! For April 2017, we were able to raise over $10,000 and in 2018, over $12,000!! 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 next event:

2019 Scrapping for a Cure Retreat



Further details and registration coming in August 2018.
                                                        
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We want to thank all of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors
that have made all of the following donations possible!
                                                                             
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In 2018 we were able to donate over $12,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


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In 2017 we were able to donate over $10,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


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 In 2016 we raised over $10,000 to donate to CFF!


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In 2015 year we were able to raise over $8,400 to donate to CFF!
 
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In 2014 we raised over $4000 to donate to CFF.
 
Tara Smith, Tammy Case, Jill Worley, Cynthia Brewer, Rachael McGuire   

 
back: Anna Steinke, Jill Worley, Tara Smith
front: Teri Johnson, Rachael McGuire, Kaitlyn McGuire

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We hope that you will continue to 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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