The dedicated members of our community never cease to amaze us! As part of our Spotlight series, we’re pleased to feature some of the hardworking people across Canada who are helping us achieve our goal of a world without cystic fibrosis.
Nick Plasse and his family have been fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Canada since Nick was old enough to knock on doors. He and his aunt shatter their fundraising goals year after year and helped make their team, ‘Team Ana’, the top fundraising team at the walk in Dartmouth, NS.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Nick Plasse and I am 16 years old. I go to high school in Dartmouth, NS and have been fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis Canada for about 10 years.
Why does your team participate and fundraise for the CARSTAR Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History?
For years my aunt and I have participated in the walk as individuals, but last year we decided to join forces as ‘Team Ana’ with our family and our combined results have been incredible. We participate in the walk not only because our own family is affected on a daily basis by this disease, which is still without a cure, but also because thousands of Canadians live with it every day. We participate in this walk so that we can once and for all make cystic fibrosis history.
What is your team’s secret to success?
It wouldn’t be a secret to success if I told you now would it? However, our drive and determination to make this disease history plays a massive role in our success.
What is your fundraising goal for the year?
Considering our goal last year was $10,000 and we wound up raising over $15,000, we’ve decided to set this year’s goal at $15,000, which we will hopefully crash through once again!