Monday, August 27, 2012


Do you see that number?  Do you SEE THAT NUMBER?  That is what we raised at Finley's race this past weekend.  We are BLOWN away.

I know it has been a whole week since you have heard from me, but this past week we were so busy, blogging got pushed aside.  We were in Pennsylvania for the week before the race getting everything ready, and enjoying time with family.

But now, the big day is over.  We had a great day.  60+ volunteers, 3 RDH12 families present, and almost $30,000 raised.  What an amazing day.

I will have pictures from the event soon.  I am waiting for my dad to send them to me in the mail, and then I will post them.  We have a lot of great shots we want to share with everyone.

We cannot thank the city of Connellsville, all the people who attended, and all the volunteers that helped our day go off without a hitch.  We were busy from beginning to end, but the day was beautiful.

Thank you to everyone for making this year more amazing than the last.  We raised DOUBLE what we raised last year.  My goal was $20,000, and we made almost $30,000.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Here is a picture of Finley and Bella - another little girl who has RDH12 LCA.
 Here is a picture of the Kinney family, the Fiore Family and us - all there for our RDH12 kids.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

down to the wire

We are almost there everyone!  We have two more days for pre-registration, so please get your forms to us, or register online (click 'Online Registration" there on the right hand side of this page and it will take you right there)

If you are racing, please plan on arriving between 8-8:45 so that we can get everyone signed in.  Also, if you can, please bring a new or GENTLY used children's book to donate to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on Finley's behalf.  They are in need of new books.

All the baskets are ready.  All of the race packets are ready.  All the shirts are in - they look great!

So all we need is you.  Please come down and see us and help us reach our goal this year of $20,000!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The race is a comin'

Now that we are in Connellsville, you are going to be sick of me.  Finley's race is one week from today.  We have 199 people registered.  Who is going to be number 200?  They get a special prize!!  Either register online or send in your form.  Monday is the cut off for a guaranteed shirt for race day.  But don't fret - if you don't make it, we will still get you a shirt and you will get it the week after the race.  I promise!

A couple of reminders.

If you have registered to run/walk, please plan on being there between 8:00-8:45 so that we can get you signed in, get your bib number to the timer, and get you to the start.  The 10K run  starts at 9am SHARP, so please come early to sign in.

Please bring a new or slightly used children's book on the race day.  We are donating all the books to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh on Finley's behalf after the race.  Help us make a huge donation!!

If you have any questions, please contact us.  You can leave a comment here, or email me at

See you soon!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Basket Raffle

I know, I know - it has been forever since I posted a picture.  I have been so swamped that I have not remembered to grab the camera!

Arlington and I spent the day at our local town's fireman's muster.  Our local town's fire department turned 100 years old.  Pretty amazing.  It was fun.  I had a booth there and sold raffle tickets for our upcoming basket raffle and we had a little game.  We made $430 for our fund just in those few hours.  Baskets were REALLY popular today!

So - I figured now I have all the information on all the baskets that we are giving away, so I am going to post their pictures and info here tonight.  If you are coming to the race, you can buy basket raffle tickets that day.  You can write a check to the RDH12 Fund for Sight or you can bring cash.

If you CAN'T come to the race, but want to buy tickets, you can!  Take a look at the baskets here, and you can email me at and I can talk you through the details.  Or you can go online to our online registration and JUST get basket raffle tickets and pay with your credit card.  Same thing - once I get your basket raffle payment, I will contact you and you can tell me what baskets you want the tickets in. :)  We can get the basket to you - anywhere!

Here is the online registration area for tickets:  BASKET RAFFLE.  

So - we have separated the raffle into two parts this year.  We have a SILVER and a GOLD raffle.  In the Silver raffle, we have the most baskets.  These baskets go for $2/ticket, $5/6 tickets, or $20/25 tickets.  The Gold raffle are our biggest items, so these baskets go for $5/ticket, $40/10 tickets.


Now for the GOLD BASKETS:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Getting closer to race day

Hi everyone! We are getting really close now.  2 1/2 weeks, and the event will be here, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send in your race forms, or register online.

If you have signed up to volunteer, you STILL need to send in your race form, so we have your shirt size and that you are eating lunch.

We want to have most of the pre-registrants shirts ordered by next week, so I need you to put your form in the mail right now, or go online here:

And sign up for the race.  It is a big job for our shirt printer to get the shirts on time for the race, so the more we have in to him a week or so before the race, the better your chance of having a shirt on race day. 

The baskets are almost all complete, so pictures of those will be coming soon!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Finley's 5K/10K is getting close now.  We are 22 days away!  It is crunch time, and time for you to send in your registration.

We want this to be our biggest event yet.  We are hoping to make $20,000 this year at this race - can you help us reach that goal?

The day is going to be so fun.  You don't want to miss it.  Finley, and our whole family will be there all day.  We want to see you.  We want to meet you.  We want to thank you for all the support you have shown us these last three years.

If you received a form from us, fill it out now.  If you didn't, but still want to come, you can email me at and I can email you a form, OR you can go online and register here:

So easy, right?  You can register online, pay by credit card, and you are done.  You can even buy your raffle tickets online if you want to!  We will have them in your race day packet the day of the race, and you can take them and put them in the baskets of your choice.  SO EASY.

So register today.  Next week we are putting in our first shirt order.  We can only guarantee you a shirt on race day if you register by August 12th.  After that, you can still pay the pre-registration cost, but you may not get a shirt the day of.  We will do our best, but the earlier you register, the better your chances.

So come and join us!  Music!  Bounce house!  Face Painting!  Baskets!  Food!  Fun!  You don't want to miss it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Get your race forms in today! :)

Alright everyone - we are inching closer and closer to the big day.  The race forms are coming in, and we are in full planning mode.

We can only guarantee you will get a shirt on the day of the race if you register by August 10th, so go to the counter right now, get that race form, and fill it out.

I will wait........


Now, go get a stamp.  I am very patient.......

da de da da dum.......

Got it?  Not put it next to your keys so that in the morning, you will put it in the mailbox.  So easy!

Don't have a stamp?  Not a problem!  You can simply register online RIGHT NOW.

You are reading this online, so you are at your computer.  My feelings will not be hurt if you leave this page to go and register.  Let me make it easy for you.  Look to the right. She those words that say "Online Race Registration"?

Click on that, and it will take you right there!  You can even buy basket raffle tickets and we will have them ready for you at the race.  Then you can put them in the baskets you choose!

If you cannot come to the race, and would like to make a donation or buy raffle tickets, you may still do that either by sending in your form or online.

Please make checks out to RDH12 Fund for Sight.

Thank you so much for your support!  See you in August!