Friday, April 13, 2012

I am going to do what!

I am not going to start this post comparing myself to others, or saying I know its not much compared to X,Y and Z. Because you know what this is HUGE for me. I am going to walk 60 miles, but is it strange that I am more concerned about sleeping in a pink tent then walking. I am not a fan of camping unless large amounts of booze are being consumed. I think they might frowned upon drinking post walk, plus I am not sure how I will walk the next day if I have a hangover.

For those of you who do not know. I am participating in the San Diego Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. I plan on walking 60 miles over 3 days. Each month I plan to give away a small gift raffle style in appreciation for the donations made. This month my goal is to have raised 75% of my minimum fundraising goal. I have currently raised $1,600 and would like to reach $1,725 by April 30th. That is only $125 more dollars. 

If I can reach my goal of $1,725 by the end of April I will hold a raffle and the winner will win $15 iTunes or Starbucks gift card. If I can exceed the goal of $1,725 I will give away both. If you have already donated you are already entered, however the raffle will only take place if I reach my goal. Minimum $1 donation required to be entered in the raffle. Your name will be entered in the raffle 1 time for every $5 dollars donated. Donate $1-$5 get 1 enter, for every $5 increment above $5 get a bonus entry. To donate follow this link to my page. If you cannot donate now don't worry about it. I plan to have many more offers until the walk. You can always donate by clicking on the logo on the right handside.

A BIG THANK YOU to those who have already donated.

If you are local (Seattle Area or North of Seattle) we are holding a Shake Your Booty, Save The Boobies Zumba Event in June. Check out our Facebook Event Page for more details. All area welcome!

If donating to Save The Bobbies is not your thing, that is ok. Everyone has their cause here are other fundraisers that I know of:
  • Children's Memorial Hospital - A friend of mine Stacey is fundraising for the hospital. Her newborn underwent a heart transplant their this year. She is extremely grateful for the staff and hospital for helping her son to live longer.
  • Let's Move Together - Erin is fundraising for arthritis. She was diagnosed 2 years ago with rheumatoid arthritis, which is a very painful autoimmune disease with no cure.
  • Amazing Little Infants - Was brought to my attention by Suz over at Cows and Lasers and Everything In Between.  Here niece was born premature and they are fundraising for the March of Dimes.
What is your favorite type of fundraising event?  If you are fundraising feel free to put a link to it in the comments section.

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11 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I hear it's an amazing experience. I have seen the ladies the last couple of years walking through town where I live and they are always excited and dressed really cute. It makes me tear up. I love the fundraising idea of raffle tickets. I might just have to steal that when I do my next fundraiser for LLS. Good luck!

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    1. Let me know when you start fundraising. :)

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  2. Wow! That is awesome that you are doing that! 60 miles is a lot! I am sure the pink tent will be very welcomed by the end of each day!

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  3. Way to go! I've considered doing the 60 mile breast cancer walk before, but never have... I'll be curious to hear all about your experience!

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    1. I have considered it several times and this year I took the plunge after getting a couple of other people to sign up with me.

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  4. you know what's funny? i'd do it if their fundraising goals weren't so high. i am TERRIBLE at asking people for money. even clients. lol

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    1. I totally get the asking people for money part...I am not that good at it either. But I actually like to support people where I can so I hope that some people feel the same way. :) I also hit up some local companies that I go to the a lot like the dentisit, chiro and our vet hoping to get some donations from them. At the end of the day I will beg for donations even after I reach my goal as I feel like this is a good cause.

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  5. what a great race for a beautiful cause! i'm not good at asking for money either...it's always a tough question to ask friends and family. good luck to you and hope you raise lots of money for this fun, great race!

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    1. Thanks - my goal is to not cry the entire time. Some times just watching the commercials I tear up.

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  6. Thanks so much for the shout out and for the sweet card you sent me! I'm sure you won't have any trouble hitting your mini goal for this month!

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