Nikole over at a happy nest is doing a very important and wonderful project to raise money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Here's the information that she wrote:
On October 30, 2009, my niece Caroline was born. Shortly thereafter, a blood test revealed that she has cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily impacts the lungs and pancreas -- leading to severe lung infections and reduced ability to absorb fats (and more importantly fat soluble vitamins) that, taken together, substantially reduce life expectancy.
"Sixty-five roses" is what some children with CF call their disease, because these words are easier for them to pronounce. You can read the story about how this phrase was adopted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on the CFF website. On April 24, 2010, my brother and his friend Matt will be participating in the Extreme Hike for the Cure to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The hike is a 30.1 mile trek through the mountains of North Carolina. Their goal is to raise $10,000.
100% of the sales from this project will be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in support of my brother's fundraising efforts.
And I will write about my shirt tomorrow. I promise.