3rd Annual Cure for Collins
Fundraiser Party
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Event Info - Cure for Collins Community Carnival!

Date: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Time: 1-4 pm

Location: Vermillion National Guard Armory, 603 Princeton St, Vermillion, SD

Contact: Katie Kassin, 605-770-5195,

You're invited to join my passion fundraising event and help make CF stand for Cure Found.

This fun and exciting event will help raise funds to support my Great Strides fundraising efforts, and help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation forward their mission to find a cure for all people with cystic fibrosis. 

3rd Annual Cure for Collins Fundraiser party is a community CARNIVAL this year!! We cannot wait to celebrate the day with you and your family while raising awareness and money for cystic fibrosis and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Our daughter Collins, as many of you know, is a spunky 5 year old with an infectious smile and a giggle that will melt your heart. She has a heart of gold and wants only to make everyone around her happy.  When she was 12 days old, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She is a fighter beyond imagination and stubborn. She is wise beyond her years when it comes to this disease. She can tell you about the drugs that she takes and reminds us to give her her medications. She can swallow 6 pills at a time, and on average, she takes almost 40 pills a day. 

Collins' morning and evening routine is complicated by lifesaving vest  and breathing treatments. In these 30 minute treatment times, she must sit strapped to a high-oscillating vest which shakes vigorously to break up the thick and sticky mucus that her body produces. If she is sick, she does them even more. She will be the first to tell you that she does not like treatments. What 5 year old, or anyone for that matter, would enjoy sitting strapped into a vest that shakes their body vigorously for 30 minutes twice every day? 

Our hope is that by awareness and fundraising, that one day, this won't be Collins' reality. Our hope is that one day, she can wake up in the morning and not have to worry about doing her treatments before she leaves the house. Or that she can have a meal without taking enzymes to help her digest it and gain weight. And I hope that one day, when she is sleepy at night, she can just go to bed, without having to worry about doing her treatments before she goes to bed. I hope that one day Collins can live a life where CF no longer exists. Where CF only means Cure Found. 

Please join us for this phenomenal event. We promise you won't be disappointed. Our 3rd Annual Cure for Collins Fundraiser Party in the theme of a carnival this year will be filled with carnival games, prizes, hot dog stand, cotton candy, slushees, popcorn, bouncy houses, and much, much, more. 

Wristbands will be available for purchase ahead of time at a discounted rate. Continue to check back in with us on a regular basis or make sure to follow us on Facebook: Cure for Collins.

God Bless. And thank you for your continued love and support. We couldn't do this alone.