Thursday, June 23, 2011

Be Grateful

If there is anything that we are here at the Kyrie Foundation, it is grateful.  Beyond words.

As I think back to all of the fundraisers we've either done or helped with, I can't begin to tell you how very grateful we are. 

We as a board meet and we plan.  We plan and we meet.  We email, text and make constant phone calls checking in with one another. 

Yet, in all of our meetings, never can we predict or plan the success of an event.  Because the success is not measured on dollars raised alone.

No...our success is measured by number of people who are touched by Kyrie's story.  Touched enough to make a difference.  Touched enough to do good in Kyrie's name.  Touched enough to tell others her story.  Touched enough to donate to a worthy cause.  And touched enough to change their lives.

It happens every single time I put on my Kyrie Foundation shirt.  It is amazing to watch people hear the story of Kyrie for the first time.  It is moving to watch people look at Kyrie's picture boards...the ones that sit on the tables at all of our events.  They sit there...reminding us why we fight so hard for the exposure of this story.  We fight because she could not.  We fight for other children who can't fight for themselves.  And every time someone steps up to help...


No matter what. 

The money helps us to do exactly what we set out to do.  That is why we plan and we meet...and we meet and we plan.  The money that is donated goes directly to the cause that we fight for.  But it is so much more than the money.  The money helps with research.  Research helps in finding a cure.  That is what we are here to do.  But it isn't just about the money.  It is about so much more.   

So to all of you who have stepped up to help the Kyrie Foundation...


Thank you for the third party fundraisers.  Thank you for volunteering.  Thank you for the exposure.  Thank you for telling the story.  Thank you for believing in this cause. 


Go Kyrie Go! <3


Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

thank you for providing the avenue for others to do good things.

humblepie said...

SO TRUE! Cannot tell you how many times words and hugs and thank you notes and awards and tokens fail to convey our burgeoning hearts overflowing with humility and gratitude. There isn't a font big enough to convey how loudly we thank everyone who has supported this idea. MORE LOVE AND THANKS THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY KNOW!