Egg My Yard for a Cure 2024
Date: March 30, 2024
Location: Johnstown, PA (limited to Richland, Geistown & Westmont)
Contact: Nancie Seifert
You're invited to the 2nd Annual Egg My Yard for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis fundraising event and help make CF stand for 'Cure Found'.
Beginning at 7pm on the evening of Saturday, March 30, 2024, volunteer Bunnies will silently hide surprise filled eggs in your front yard for your children to awake to our Easter egg hunt!
Please read ALL "RULES" below and then click on the BUY TICKETS button above to reserve your spot. If you would like to donate in addition to your order, please click the "+Add Donation" at the bottom of the order form.
If you would like to make a donation without having eggs delivered, please click on the DONATE button above.
** For any areas outside of the Richland/Geistown/Westmont areas, pick-ups are available. After buying your eggs, email TeamLuciaPalmer@gmail.com to discuss pick-up.
** A minimum of 25 eggs must be ordered. We will deliver 25 eggs for $25.00, 50 eggs for $45.00 and 75 eggs for $70.00. For 100 eggs, order two $45 tickets.
** A special egg with a simple note from the Easter Bunny can also be delivered for $5.00 (only one per home).
** Eggs will be filled with candy and stickers. Children should only open eggs under the supervision of an adult.
** Please ensure your children are not in view of the front yard and all pets are secured beginning at 6:45pm.
** Spots are limited and reservations end on 3/22/2024, 11:59pm.
** If the yard being egged is different from the billing address, please email TeamLuciaPalmer@gmail.com to provide appropriate delivery address.
Make sure the Easter Bunny doesn't miss your yard with this EGG-cellent event!
My husband, Karl, and I are the proud grandparents of Lucia and Palmer Santichen (pictured above), 3 year old identical twins with one of the rarest forms of CF. Upon birth, they were life-flighted to Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, a two hour drive from home, where they spent their first 104 days in the NICU. They endured several surgeries and had a few close calls. The girls are underweight but currently doing well. They each take 5 pills before every meal and 3 pills before a snack. This medication isn't a cure or even therapeutic. It simply allows them to absorb nutrients needed to survive. They also spend 30 minutes 3 times a day with a rigorous airway clearance physical therapy. In America, approximately 40,000 children and adults have CF. Three thousand of them have rare variants that do not respond to the therapeutic medications that are currently available. Of this 3,000, only 10 others have the same variant as Lucia and Palmer. Money for research, medication, clinical trials and a cure is needed for the 3,000 individuals with rare variants, as well as for all people with cystic fibrosis.
Last year we exceeded our goal of $3,000 in egg sales, and in total, raised slightly over $11,000 with the help of a matching partner and some other corporate donations. This year, our goal is $5,000 in egg sales, and we hope to raise a total of $20,000 with the help of our matching partner and other various corporate donations.
Your participation in this fun and EGG-citing event is most appreciated. Please share our site with your neighbors and local businesses!!
We won't stop until CF stands for Cure Found!