The best way for you to help Finley and her cause is help us fundraise on Finley's behalf, or give directly to the fund. Checks can be made out to RDH12 Fund for Sight. Most of you have given already to us this year for our VisionWalk, and we thank you. We now hope you will consider adding to your list of annual charitable donations the RDH12 Fund for Sight so that it can provide the research needed to find a cure for Finley. Every cent you donate goes toward research to cure Finley of RDH12. And because the RDH12 Fund for Sight is part of a non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.
You can also fundraise among your family and friends, at your job (maybe a dress down day), at your church. We have ready made packets that we can mail to you. The packets include an introduction letter, a little story about Finley, and an explanation about why you are helping us to raise money. You can take information from this website. If you are willing to conduct a fund raiser, we will work with you to provide everything you might need. We can give you ideas, and help as much as you would like us to.
We have already enjoyed fantastic support from those close to us and together we have raised almost $66,000 for the RDH12 Fund for Sight. (This does not include what the other RDH12 Families have raised - just our family and friends). We want to recognize some of those who have held fundraisers on Finley's behalf. This does not include the multiple individual donations that we have received.
Connellsville Area High School Student Council Homecoming Fund Raiser - $2187
Connellsville Area High School Honor Society Spaghetti - $2451
Crossroads Prebyterian Church Bazaar - $2300
Casino Bus Trip - $2156
Cheerleader Fundraiser (Finley Fun Day) - $500
Tastefully Simple Fundraiser - $335
Moose Club of Connellsville Chicken and Biscuit Dinner - $1956
Zac Connell Elementary School Fundraiser - $1000
Bullskin Elementary School Fundrasier - $543
Connellsville Cookie Sale - $280
United Methodist Church in Connellsville Penny Drive - $477
Haddam Killingworth School District Telethon - over $30,000 - Watch the archived telethon telecast at UStream HERE and HERE.
And all those whose purchases of Finley Figher T-shirts, wristbands, and braille shirts enabled a donation to the RDH12 Fund for Sight of $2038
If you would like to support us or the RDH12 Fund for Sight, there are multiple ways to give directly. See the directions for donations by check on the RDH12 Fund for Sight website. If your company does matching funds for charitable donations, please see the instructions on the RDH12 Fund for Sight website.