Hey guys! I wanted to share something with you all that I’ve been planning for a while now. It’s almost time to launch it, but I just wanted to give you all a sneak peak! One of my dreams for FFz is finally coming to fruition, and I am SO excited! Each year, I would like to kick off a fundraising campaign to help other organizations devoted to helping those with chronic illnesses. This year I am proud to announce that the very first organization we will be raising money for is The Chronically Awesome Foundation!
So, how will we do this?
I’ve been designing a tee-shirt for about a month now, and I finally came up with a design I think everyone would like. Our fundraiser will take place through CustomInk, a t-shirt website. We will be selling approximately 150 tee-shirts at the price of $20.00 each. When we reach our goal of selling all 150 tees, we will have raised $2000.00 for the Chronically Awesome Foundation! The tee-shirts are limited edition, meaning once they are gone, we will not see this design again. Each year there will be a new design.
What Is The Chronically Awesome Foundation?
“The Chronically Awesome Foundation’s mission is to cultivate and support the Chronically Awesome Community through a number of artistic programs including but not limited to blogging, photography, painting, and crafting; as well as to provide support programs both in group and peer-to-peer settings. The Chronically Awesome Foundation strives to educate the public, and raise awareness about the needs of the Chronically Awesome, and to advocate for resources to help fight conditions they represent. The positive message of The Chronically Awesome Foundation has and continues to inspire thousands of people around the world who choose to mentally separate themselves from their illness and begin healing in a way they never thought possible.
That is why, at the end of each day, more and more people are proud to make a longer and longer list of accomplishments starting with “Today I was Chronically Awesome because I…”.
“The Chronically Awesome(sm) community is made up of individuals with Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Scleroderma, Bipolar, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Crohn’s, Chronic Fatigue/ME, Ulcerative Colitis, Raynaud’s and Sjorgens and other chronic conditions. What they all share is adherence to the credo that chronically awesome is a lifestyle choice for the chronically ill; it’s about taking the word ill our of our thinking, and being as awesome as we can be every day!”
“As a grassroots community, members of the chronically awesome community have been offering each other incredible support services for years: online support groups, peer counseling, health information, and allowing members to become join a dynamic community that shares their needs, concerns, passions and challenges.
Now, with the Foundation, these services can expanded to reach more chronically awesome individuals across the nation. In addition, the Foundation will institute new programs to meet the demands of its ever expanding community.”
From the “Chronic Chronicles,” their remarkable radio show/live chat that helps others to “survive and thrive” with chronic illness, to their incredible peer counseling, the Chronically Awesome Foundation has implemented a myriad of incredible programs to help those living with chronic illness to be Chronically Awesome instead!
While the campaign hasn’t launched just yet, I wanted to let everyone know that it is coming up very soon! Keep an eye out, and stay awesome!