Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Great Strides is coming

In the next day or two, I will begin my fundraising campaign for this year's Great Strides Walk in Valencia. We tried to come up with a new song for the Malchus family video, but each one chosen was either inappropriate, or Jacob nixed because he didn't want to "ruin" the song by having it become associated with CF.

As Sophie will attest, these songs become reminders of what we're fighting for when we ask for donations. Because of past videos, Sophie can no longer listen to "Here Comes the Sun" or Springsteen's "Workin' On a Dream" because they make her heart hurt too much. For that same reason, we didn't use the perfectly suitable Bruno Mars song, "Count On Me." Jacob loves that track, thanks in part to its use in the animated film, A Turtle's Tale (a movie that his dad just happened to work on), and also because it's just a wonderful song.

So, we chose to tweak last year's video (with the One Republic song intact) because it turned out so wonderful.  However, thanks to the hard work of Sophie the video was updated with some great pics from our once in a lifetime trip to Disney World and Give Kids the World.

Tomorrow I will post the video, along with my official fundraising letter. For now, enjoy the Bruno Mars song that got rejected, probably the only time that's ever happened to the immensely talented Mr. Mars. Here he is performing on Julie and Sophie's favorite talk show.


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