Friday, March 19, 2010

The More the Merrier!

In 2009 we walked with 10 wonderful ladies. We trained, we cried, we ate, we slept together for 3 days. In 2010, we are up to 15 fabulous women! Keep it coming! The more the merrier!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Goose Bumps

Yesterday I was driving through Buford toward Cumming to attend a Continuing Ed class on Blogging for Business that my company was hosting for Atlanta real estate agents. I was in the process of calling Katharine on the phone when I pulled up to an intersection red light. I suddenly got goose bumps from what seemed out of nowhere. So I looked up the check the light, and noticed where I was sitting. I was sitting at the intersection of Buford Drive @ Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. At that point I realized WHY I had gotten goose bumps. I was sitting at one of the intersections we crossed on the 2009 3-Day Route. Those 3 days changed my life forever - IN A GOOD WAY!!! And I can't wait to do it again in 2010!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cookbook Fundraiser

We are looking very closely at putting together a team cookbook as our primary fundraiser for 2010. We sold over 1200 Fight Like a Girl tshirts in 2009 and raised enough money for all 10 team members to walk - that is our goal this year too, but we are up to 14 team members now with several "pending" walkers on the fence!

Fundraiser cookbooks require minimal up front investment and can be very lucrative! Chelley and I are looking at several options online and awaiting the info kit. But the recipes would come from the team and friends, we would have OUR story and our Corporate Sponsors would also be included on a SPONSOR page. We already have a couple of sponsors to fund the initial cost and and getting the books to us to start selling! As soon as we know how much we want to sell the books for, we will send out a pre-order form to everyone hoping to generate sales.

The tshirt fundraiser last year was VERY successful, let's make the cookbooks just as successful in 2010!!

We do still have some Fight Like a Girl tshirts left and we have reduced the price to $15. Chelley has the shirts at her house so check with her on available sizes!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2010 Fundraising

We have started fundraising and are already finding that raising the funds may be a little more difficult in 2010 than it was in previous years. So start early. It is March and the walk is 230 days away. That is only 6 1/2 months until Phase 1 registration begins and you have to give up your credit card number!

Utilize the letters on the 3-day web site. Customize those letters. Start sending them out NOW! And Good luck to everyone doing a 3-day walk across the nation!