Category Archives: Breast Cancer 3-Day Ambassador
I’ve been so busy in Dallas, I neglected to post a blog about our fundraiser Saturday Night. Huge success—lots of people, lots of fun and great weather. And we raised almost $3,000. Not too much else to say except enjoy the pictures and thank you everyone for your support! Now on to the walk which by the way starts one month from today (actually yesterday by the time I get this blog posted).
I’m coming up on a big huge breast cancer weekend starting bright and early Saturday morning with a team training walk. We’ve been at it for several weekends meeting at various locations and logging anywhere from 10-15 miles. It’s been great getting to know our team members. We’re so busy talking, the miles fly by and the time goes so quickly.
Saturday night is our big huge summer bash to benefit breast cancer. Team member Leslie Hawring is working so hard to create a fantastic party with great food and great auction items. Where else can you spend $20 on a Saturday Night for wine, beer and tons of food? On top of that, we’ll have great auction items including teeth bleaching valued at $500 courtesy of Dr. Paul Darmon and a gym membership from Snap Fitness in Ferndale. There are lots more just take a look at our totally cool banner for all of our donors. And all the money is going to fight breast cancer–funding life-saving research. Now we have to pray for great weather!
And on Sunday, I’m off to Dallas for my two day Advocate in Science Training for Susan G. Komen. It starts bright and early Monday morning and I’ll be heading back late Tuesday Night. I’ll have lots to share when I return next week.
We are so close to the 2009 Breast Cancer 3-Day. Only 53 days left—we’re into some serious long training walks and winding down with tentmates, t-shirt orders and final fundraisers. Last night was a biggie for us. We packed 24 Seconds in Berkley, MI with a fun crowd, a great atmosphere on the upstairs deck and a great buffet. And the owner of 24 Seconds nearly doubled his donation with an $800 dollar donation to the Breast Cancer 3-Day. It had all the makings of a great night—really good weather, reasonable food cost, easy to plan and even easier to promote. Best of all, it was totally fun—like having a big outdoor party at my house without the cooking or cleaning.
Our next biggie is approaching quickly in a little under 3 weeks. It’s going to be a great night with great food, great auction items and great raffle items. And nearly every item is a donation so almost the entire money brought in for the event will go directly to the Breast Cancer 3-Day.
With all of our donations and our fundraising, we’ve topped $40,000 to date. And although, I refuse to change my $85,000 team goal, I’m thinking we may not make that much this year. I’ve always learned to aim high though and that’s what I’m doing.
And it’s not too late to join in the fun. If you live in Michigan, come join Ta Ta Breast Cancer. We’d love to have you walk with us and join in the fun first hand. If you’re not in Michigan, find a team near you and experience the weekend of a lifetime.
I am so proud and happy to see how much Ta Ta Breast Cancer is growing. It’s a rough year to raise money, and I know it’s holding lots of people back from participating in this amazing experience. But I also know how critical and important this money is in the fight against breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen is the major beneficiary of the money raised through the Breast Cancer 3-Day and every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. They’ve helped train more than 400 breast cancer researchers and funded more than 1,800 research projects over the past 26 years.
I can pretty confidently say that Susan G. Komen helped make my path easier. And I can happily say that they are putting lots of effort into hereditary cancer. So I’m willing to continue to rally the troops even in this tough economy.
So in keeping with the really difficult economy, one of my new teammates decided to take a new fundraising approach. She’s planning a very large outdoor summer bash and getting almost everything donated. She’s spent the past week and a half talking to everyone she knows to get food, paper goods, beverages, auction items and raffle items donated.
The admission cost for the party is totally affordable–$20 a person, $35 a couple. Best yet, nearly the entire cost of admission will go directly into the 3-Day (businesses can’t donate alcohol but they are giving it to her at cost). Where else can you go on a Saturday Night for dinner and drinks and spend less? And at the same time know that you are helping so many people.
Brogan & Partners created this really cute flier for us too.
I am so energized by her passion and enthusiasm for this party and can’t wait to see the fabulous results. We’re pretty certain the party will help her meet her minimum and fill in for the rest of the team members.
Got any additional thoughts on how we can raise even more money that evening? Anything you want to auction or raffle to support the cause? We’re open to your ideas.