This was a first-time event, bringing together those of us who raise money for CF research to strategize how to improve our fundraising. Candles Catering fed us a great breakfast to start things off, then Bruce Montgomey from Corus Pharma and Christopher Goss from the Theraputic Development Network gave presentations showing where our money is being spent. After that we all broke up into groups to discuss things like walker recruitment, fundraising and corporate sponsorship ideas.
After each table summarized their discussions, Robert gave a short review of where our fundraising has been and where we're headed. He also unveiled the nickname for our branch of Great Strides University - The Fighting G-Gnomes!