My wife and I are big supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Their work is important to us because our daughter has cystic fibrosis. The organization is one of the most well-organized I've ever seen and I'm excited to be a part of the program.
Here lies the problem. Alicia and I, because of our loving friends and family, have made great strides raising money for cystic fibrosis research. We have been so successful, in fact, that I had started thinking of myself as an accomplished fundraiser. Yet I have a lot to learn. I need a fundraising mentor who can guide me in the future, just like there was a time when I needed a senior sailor to guide me. I need someone to teach me how to be more bold, focused, and driven in my fundraising efforts!
In the future, I will be looking for a mentor in this area. My days of just looking like we can raise money are over. Now is the time for action, and action it will be. Someday, CF will not stand for cystic fibrosis...it will stand for Cure Found, and I want to be part of the success story!
For those of you who read this blog because of my spiritual leanings, or because of my technology posts, have no fear! I will apply many of these concepts to those topics and more as time goes by. This is just something that's important to me, so I will write about it from time to time.