Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Happy 2018!
In this newsletter:  2017 goal achieved and Jan 4/5, 2018 Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for Dean
One Boy + One Goal + You = Success (plus a Death Star)
As you know, Dean set his goal for 2017 to raise $90k as he participated in his first CF Climb for Life, a stair climb up a building in Chicago. He did an amazing job climbing over 1,200 steps in November and you all did absolutely amazing helping him reach his fundraising goal. We still look at each other and say how? How did this happen?  And all we can say is: thank you God and thank YOU for your help raising over $92,000 this year! Growing up around legos, Dean started to build at a young age and always had his eye on the uber pricey Lego Death Star. He knows the importance of setting a goal, doing your very best and persevering. He asked us, if he is able to raise the full $90,000, can we buy him the Death Star? He couldn't have been more excited when we surprised him with the set. We'll keep you posted via Facebook on his progress. Thank you so much for your extreme generosity over the past 7 years and for again teaching us that despite the obstacles we encounter, our village is always here for us, even when we perceive the goal unobtainable. Below is his thank you message and his recent video plea if you missed it last month.  
#cureCF #somethinglikethis #legoDeathstar #aboyandhisgoal
Jan 4-5th:  Save the Date for a Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser 
Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15% of all food purchases on January 4 and 5th at the Frankfort Buffalo Wild Wings location (20596 S. LaGrange Rd.) to Eat. Pray. Dean when you have the attached certificate. Please share and invite your friends, family, troops, teams and clubs to participate and make lunch or dinner easy on these days! A huge thank you to Amy & Greg for working with BW3s to set this up and spread the word to kick off the 2018 fundraising year!
Enjoy a 2018 filled with friends, family, faith and fun. We will continue to post on Facebook and quarterly via our newsletter.
Donate here: every gift makes a difference
Our 2017 sponsors Rock! Thank you to Treasured Smiles Dentistry, Ozinga, Crisis Rooms, Action Sports, Randolph Street Realty Capital LLC, Family Chiropractic Clinic (Dr. Rob Sinnott)Saban's Carpet Care and Renee Saban Coldwell Banker. ROL Academy of Jiu Jitsu, you went above and beyond and your generosity warms our heart. We appreciate everything you have done and thank you all for helping Dean this year!
and to all of those that have already done #somethinglikethis!
CF Climb for Life
InTouch Solutions Fundraising
Hawkinson Nissan & Kia October sales event
McQuillan Candlelight Bowl
Kevin at the Chicago Marathon
Chillin’ & Grillin’ for a Cure
ROL Academy of Jiu Jitsu T-shirt sales
Ironmen for a Cure at the Ironman Wisconsin
Slanicky/Clark littles in the first 5K
CF Cycle for Lifers
Kathy Arduino and Kelly Woods Top Golf Fundraiser
Malone / Kane family lemonade stands
Rebecca raising awareness and $ through her very first tri!
Candy & Greg Johnson Family Garage Sale
Sullivan / Johnson Family Garage Sale
St. Jude Catholic School in New Lenox Focus Day
Paul's awareness through Montana
Pam's awareness during the Ragnar Relay
Hickory Creek Middle School Great Strides & Pack the Bleachers
Aurelio's of Mokena Pizza Donation for HCMS
Peace Community Preschool Dimes for Dean
Ironmen for a Cure
Aunt Karen's Great Strides Walk in Arizona
Delta Phi Epsilon Minute to Win It

See pictures from all those doing #somethinglikethis at
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