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Friday, January 16, 2009

Calling Out to Anyone With Connections....
So, it's that time of year again.

Time to start fundraising for the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

While I am not walking this year, our team is starting to grow and we have a combination of walkers and crew. Here's a break down on the 3-Day lingo...

Walker: Someone who walks 60 miles over 3 days. They are responsible for raising a minimum of $2300 before they can participate.

Crew: They are the "help" of the weekend. They pick people up on the route who can't go on. They hand out water, gatoraide and snacks. They help you pitch a tent. They serve the meals. They even pick up trash and stock toilet paper in the porta potties.

While crew members don't have to fund raise, it is helpful to those on the team. If you are part of a team, any fundraising you do as a group (like garage sales, silent auctions, raffles) can be split between the group. Last year, when the economy started to take a nose dive, this was really helpful for those who were struggling to raise the money.

Last year we did an awesome online silent auction. I wrote about it here. You can also check out the auction site here.

Cool thing--we did it via a BLOG. We didn't pay set up fees. We didn't pay commissions. We kept every dime for ourselves.

While I have yet to talk about this with the group, I think we should do the auction again. It didn't require much set up. But what it did require was a lot of "who do you know and what can they do for me."

So....bloggy people. That's the question.

Who do you know and what can that person do for me?

I think we'll be able to get products again from Caribou Coffee, philosophy as well as the golf course. But anything else? Craft items? Jewelery? Services?

Depending on what the team would like to do--I'm thinking a late spring auction (end of May, early June) will be on deck.

Not only are you helping me, you're helping raise money for breast cancer research!

**Edited to add: I realize it is pretty bold of me to post on my blog a call for goods. However, I've learned that if you don't ask, you won't get anywhere. If you're wondering, "Is this girl legit?" The answer is yes! We are! Click here for our 3-Day Team Page. If you have a friend of a friend of a friend who owns a super cool business and can donate something awesome but they need a tax ID number, please let me know. I can get them that information once we have a donation in hand (gotta be fair, right?).

1 comment:

Mommy of M's said...

I could make a quilt and donate. Would that help?

I have a lapel pin idea for breast cancer awareness too. I was thinking of working on it this weekend....