Mike and Cara Weger and their family, known collectively as Team Teresa, are ready to wrap up Cystic Fibrosis Month with the closing ceremonies for the month of fundraising on Sunday, May 31. The theme this year was “Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History”.
The team has been busy raising funds, as has Mike’s son Bennett, and many community members and friends of the family and of Bennett have also been contributing their own efforts.
Mike and four friends gathered on May 23 on their motorcycles (as shown in the photo above), and took a 355-kilometre round trip around the southeast region for the virtual Ride for Breath of Life tour. The motorcyclists headed from Weyburn to Montmartre and went by Kenosee Lake on their tour of the region.
Bennett meanwhile aimed at the start to raise $4,000 for CF, and was getting close to $8,000 for May. He rollerbladed 580 km from May 1-24, and completed his goal of 4,300 shots on net last weekend.
He suffered a foot injury on May 24, however, but he surpassed his goal of rollerblading 65 km a week through May.
As a group, Team Teresa’s family and friends continued to log kilometres, and were well on their way to reaching 4,300 km. Other local kids, many of them friends of Bennett’s or friends of the family, also hit or were working towards their target goals in hockey, lacrosse or basketball shots on net.
Another assist came from Weyburn Minor Ball, as they have been collecting bottles and cans through the month, and are donating half of their proceeds to Team Teresa.
The virtual national closing ceremonies will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 6 p.m. CST on Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Facebook page, where photos and videos of the fundraising efforts of Team Teresa will be featured along with others from around the country. In addition, Weyburn’s Tenille Arts will be sending in a video of a song for the virtual ceremonies.
The Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/CysticFibrosisCanada/