Friday, December 29, 2006
Resolve to Help Others this New Year
As the calendar page turns from 2006 to 2007, many of us will once again seek to remake ourselves into a better, happier, healthier person in the new year. We resolve to cut back on certain guilty pleasures and pursue those that are more fitness oriented. Local gyms will experience an influx of new members. However, come February many of those members will have settled back into their old habits and old routines, frustrated by their lack of stick-to-itiveness.
Studies have shown that a person who does not engage in activities that are “others” oriented is much more likely to experience bouts of depression. The good feelings that arise from helping others or contributing to something meaningful are enough to make even the chronically ill feel better.
With the freshness of 2007 still in your mind, consider making a resolution to help others and avoid the self-deprecating feelings that settle in once the initial surge of will-power has died out. Those who live in the
March 10, 2007
Breath of Spring Guild Gala
This black-tie event, held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, includes a lavish meal, live and silent auctions.
March 24, 2007
This year is the 25th annual StairClimb. Participants raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis by climbing up all 32 stories of the tallest office building in downtown
- April through September, 2007
Take me out to the ballgame! The 65 Roses® Sports Club has partnered with the San Diego Padres to raise money to cure cystic fibrosis. A nominal membership fee is required to join, and entitles members to 4 tickets to each of 6 games. Members are asked to pledge to donate $15 for every homerun the Padres score. Buffet food, snacks and the opportunity to have autographed photos with the players make for a winning combination for the participants and the CF Foundation.
Everyone who volunteers is of special importance to the Foundation and the cystic fibrosis community. Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet new people, make an impact in someone’s life, and ultimately, bring a little bit of something better to your particular corner of the world. The ways to volunteer are as unique as the volunteers themselves. It has been said that 90% of the work is just showing up. Imagine how far into the new year that remaining 10% can stretch.Don't forget, you can also donate online to Great Strides, the largest CF Fund raising event via my Great Strides page. I plan to participate as an "Angel Walker" again this year and hope to raise more than $5,000 in for the CF Foundation through my letter writing campaign. If you would like to donate, please do so by following this link.