FARA is moving in the right direction.
I feel each day we hear of yet another breakthrough. We are coming closer and closer to the cure. As I wait, I do all I can to help FARA keep going by fundraising and raising awareness.
On Tuesday night, I had a "Flatbread & Fishermans fundraiser for FARA". Flatbread restaurant, which serves organic brickoven pizza, has a weekly charity night. A portion from the sale of pizza goes to FARA. A friend of mine donated a keg of "Fisherman's brew" which the entire proceeds from that sale also go to FARA. My uncles played some great tunes and my aunt belted out a few songs. I was rolling around from table to table checking out everyone’s pizza!
Throughout the night I saw a lot of family and friends, a lot of coworkers and neighbors, and a lot of other families affected by FA. As always it was a great time.
Over the past 10 years, my family and I have raised $170,000 for FARA with the Fuzzy Buzzy annual golf tournament, two Saturday night “parties”, and three Flatbread fundraisers. My point is it adds up and makes a difference!
The Flatbread fundraiser is easy. All I had to do was fill out the application, email FARA who sent me a banner and information cards for every table, then I just needed to get people to eat pizza and drink beer on a Tuesday night! A lot of restaurants partake in benefit nights, Applebees, Burger King, Chili’s, Jamba Juice, Subway, Wendys to name a few.
The night was a success. We raised $1,157. The place was full all night and the manager said he had never seen such a crowd for a benefit! He was very happy with all of the business. He now wants to be involved with FARA and is going to golf in my September tournament.
Fundraising is my way of contributing to the search for a cure!