Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Life is Hard

But do you know what is super difficult? Fundraising. I am so, so, so, SO sick of coming up with fundraising ideas for InMotion. But life goes on.

Shameless plug: if you're on Temple's campus next Monday, please stop by Qdoba and buy some Mexican-ish food. 20% goes to InMotion's stand against Breast Cancer.

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I know, we know, everybody knows. Fundraising is old news. Stop asking me for your money, I'm not going to give it to you. Especially not if I have to buy food in order to do it. ESPECIALLY if it's Qdoba.

But what REALLY blows my mind in terms of difficulty is fundraising for YOURSELF. And actually getting people to help you out. People that aren't your mom and dad. (Dad. I'm still waiting.)

So here's the bothersome post that will (hopefully) entertain you at the very least with my charm and excellent writing. Right? Right.

So if you've spoken to me or read this blog for more than a minute, you know that I'm running the Broad Street Run this year in Philadelphia. I'm actually severely doubting myself that I will be able to run ten miles, but I refuse to back out. Even if I have to crawl all the way to the finish, I am going to get this done. Although. If I'm crawling I might not make the time limit. I might have to come up with an alternative there.

This is the most intense crawling picture Pinterest had for me.

At the very beginning of this whole adventure, a friend of a friend talked to me about joining a team for Uplifting Athletes. Now, I certainly think running ten miles counts as being an athlete. And I'm running to raise money for kidney cancer and other rare diseases that affect lives very prominently, but don't often get the attention that they deserve because it's unknown to most people. You can read about their history here, but I think using your skills is a great way to raise money for people who don't get the attention they deserve. They have a great program at Penn State and have different chapters at different universities if you want to look into that as well!

So here's the scoop. If you've made it this far: awesome. Great. Stick with me for another two seconds or so.

Yes. I'm asking for your money. But very politely and very sweetly!

What I'm doing is I'm aiming to get a one dollar donation per mile I intend to run. (That's $10, my dears.) I know people don't have money to throw around. I really, really do. So I would so appreciate it if you were able to donate $.50, $.25, even $.05 per mile. I think it's a really nifty way to put me up to the task of running these ten miles and also give money to a great cause.

My donation page is right here and I would absolutely love it if you would consider it for more than a second and even think about donating! Please let me know if you do so, because I want to thank you so profusely and let you know how much you mean to me.

And just in case you need some more incentive. Have some musical theater thrown in your face!

*Don't be offended if there's a naughty word thrown in there. It's good for the most part! :)

I'm not raising money for monsters. But the concept still applies. :)

What fundraisers have been super successful for you? Any tips?



    but i love you <3
    best of lucky darlin.

  2. I did TNT. good program but I hate asking people for money. And I get it, people (myself included) give to a lot of other things so its hard to give to everyone!