La Habra, Calif., Fundraiser Helps Students With Cystic Fibrosis
As a Chick-fil-A Team Member in La Habra, Calif., she asked her restaurant owner/operator about holding a Spirit Night fundraiser to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
"We do Spirit Nights all the time," says Kim Arnstad, the Restaurant Marketing Director. "Anyone can come in and request one. Because Bree has CF, we know this means a lot to her, and we were happy to help."
Bree, a student at nearby Biola University, soon connected with another family with two sons who also have CF, Mitchell and Spencer Russo of la Mirada High School. They all helped spread the word.
This past spring, the Chick-fil-A restaurant donated 20 percent of an evening's sales to the cause. That helped Bree and the Russo brothers raise $312.61.
"Typically, when it's one or two people raising money, we don't usually see a big Spirit Night, but this turned out to be bigger than we thought," Kim says. "It was awesome to see she got so much support."
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