Topic: It's not about the 'run' it's about the $$$ raised!

Hello Everyone-

It's been a while since i've posted , since August 2nd when my mom passed to be exact...... seems like a life time and then some.

Fundraising is in my blood....(from my Dad) and from the moment my mom was diagnosed with CC i knew that i wanted to help raise funds to fight this cancer. There was too much going on when mom was going through treatment and fighting..... A month after she passed the need to DO SOMETHING took hold.
I am tickled to have raised the amount that i have in such a short time! ($1595.00 in less than 1 week!!) but still hope to raise a LOT more!
People DO CARE, and even in these hard economic times, people GIVE! People don't give to causes, they give to PEOPLE WITH CAUSES. We all have a cause... SHARE IT. People care. (ok, i' ll get off my soap box now...)
Just wanted to share.... you can check my fundraising www. Lance said it was not about the Bike, well i agree, only swicth it to run... its about the $ raised ;-) And i hope to raise a lot!

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/f … _sandyking

Re: It's not about the 'run' it's about the $$$ raised!

Dear MMKing, that is absolutely fabulous! I do believe that NEED to take hold is your Mom and Dad cheering you on! What a wonderful legacy they have in you. Keep on paying it forward and please do keep us updated as it is so good to hear from you. THANK YOU!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: It's not about the 'run' it's about the $$$ raised!

That's terrific, MM big_smile

I had the same NEED when my sister died and - with help - raised more than I'd hoped for by having a "Blooming Great Tea Party" in a friend's garden. I so agree with you that Causes themselves don't raise funds, but People With Causes do.

Congratulations big_smile

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Re: It's not about the 'run' it's about the $$$ raised!

I feel like a kid at Christmas! Jumping out of bed in the morning to check my website! $50.00 this morning_ whoo hooo!

Lalupes- i really love the Blooming Great Tea Party idea! My mom would have loved to attend that one ;-)

You mentioned your sister loved to garden... another idea i have had rolling around in my head was doing something like memorial seed packets...... Something like Sandy's (my mom) Seeds for Hope- or something... Its an idea that involves more thought... but if you have any interest in collaborating across the pond ..;-)

Have a good day.

Re: It's not about the 'run' it's about the $$$ raised!

I am in awe of the ideas put in action by our members; kudos to you both of you.
Hugs,
Marion

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