Hey Gail! I went to my first local CCFA meeting late last year. I never went because I was afraid it would be a bunch of whining. I was so wrong. These people were great and I still go whenever I can. Unfortunately, our area only meets about once a month for 3 months in the fall and 3 months in the spring. They have a lack of participation and also problems with getting people to moderate. I am thinking about moderating so we can meet more often. I love the people here becuase they are some of the most informed, but it was really helpful to have face to face with people who know your neighborhood.
They do the walk thing, but hubby and I only participated once. It is hard getting people to sponsor you year after year. We are suggecting they do something like a pay to play golf tournament or bowling tournament. People donate more if they are participating in an activity. I used to be a curler, so I was thinking about a curling event to support the local group. My husband just joined the Elks--they are a community supporter and was thinking of involving them somehow. Until we have more active participation, I don't see a whole lot of special events happening.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....