Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Earthy Crunchy - a HUGE collab for Cystic Fibrosis awareness

Didja notice my new blog bling? ;) It's Earthy Crunchy...

One of my girlfriends' little girls, Ellie, has
Cystic Fibrosis which is a fatal disease, with a life expectancy of approx. 40 years. You can read all about Cystic Fibrosis here.

This is Ellie. With YOUR help, her life could change in the next 5 to 10 years!

CF is so rare that pharmaceutical companies are not investing in research to manage or cure this disease, so the CF Foundation has created a model which is now in place in many charities and known as the CFF model. Basically, they raise their own money to incentivise their own scientists and researchers.

The incredibly exciting news is that they now have a drug in phase 2 trials that will CHANGE this disease from fatal to MANAGED! It has taken CF from something that kills and given the hope that it will become managed, like asthma or diabetes.

Just as exciting is that this is on course to happen in the next 5 to 10 years, giving little Ellie the opportunity to live a long and productive life!

The CFF has a fundraising walk every year called Great Strides and this year it's THIS SATURDAY! We've never done it before and are really looking forward to it - it sounds like a lot of fun! Of course, it's one of the major fundraising events of the year, and the absolutely fabulous designers and CT from Enchanted Studio Scraps have banded together to create a gorgeous kit for you called "Earthy Crunchy" - I am so excited at how it has turned out.


Donate $10 or more and get the coordinating Quick Album free!

Once you have made your donation,
forward your donation receipt by email to me at caryn @ (without the spaces) and your download links will be sent as soon as I can possibly get them to you!

donate to my cause

And look at these beautiful layouts!



I am absolutely thrilled with how this all turned out, and I hope you love it too! Please spread the word and blog this if you can...we'd like to raise as much as possible before Saturday!

A HUGE thank you to the designers and CTM's of Enchanted Studio Scraps who contributed to the kit and the QA, and to Trish for so generously offering to host the kit on their site. Such an amazing bunch of women - head on over's a wonderful community!

Well, I've had far too many late nights getting this ready...time for me to go to bed.

Happy donating ;)


four2five said...

What a gorgeous kit - for such a worthwhile cause! Ellie is absolutely beautiful!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Caryn,

LOVE your blog look and your kit is WONDERFUL - beautiful colors and many MANY possibilities. Your CT did fabulous layouts with it and I'm so happy for you- this is an exciting time as a designer for you. I wish you every success!

~ Barb

scrappy weiss said...

hey, lady! just put it up on my blog too so i hope you are getting lots of incredible donations. it's a steal of a kit!!!! love you xoxo e

charlie said...

Great job collating Caz..great job all those involved!Lovely kit!

Krisi and Adam said...

Beautiful kit. Love how it all came together. I love your new blog bling as well. I made a donation -- good luck getting to your goal.

Ellay said...

This kit looks fantastic! And what a great cause! I'll be sure to include it in my next blog post!