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I want to do the 3 day walk for Susan G. Komen

Friday, April 30, 2010

I want to sign up for the Susan G. Komen walk. It's a walk to raise money to help find the cure for cancer. You walk 3 days a total of 60miles. I don't have a problem training to walk for 60 miles and walking 60 miles. The problem is raising the money. They want u to raise 2.3k and I am not good at raising money at all...and then raising that by October seems pretty had to do. I don't know what to do... emoticon. I really want to do this and it seems like a hard task to do. Should I still try? I want to do it sooo bad i don't know anyone who lost the battle to breast cancer but I just want to do it for the cause. It can happen to anyone you mom, your dad, you, your sister, and your friends. What should I do????? You have to pledge that you will raise $2,3000. AAAHHH! I really, really, really want to do this for other and to challenge my self because walking 60 miles is a huge challenge but can be done. Please give me your suggestions! Thanks.
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    One of my friends did that walk and she used the website provided by the race to raise her money so that people could donate online. She also sent out emails to her friends and family, put a link on her Facebook page and asked her church to include it in their Sunday announcements and newsletter. I think you will be surprised at how many people will help you. You just have to make your ask personal and tell them why the cause is important to you.

    Also my brother-in-law sent us weekly email updates to tell us about his training progress when he was getting ready to bike the MS 150. That was great because it really let you know that he was serious about it and appreciated our help.

    Good luck!
    2850 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/1/2010 2:58:20 PM
  • DMURPH409
    I have a few suggestions for you. You can send an email to your coworkers. Most of the events have the ability to post a link on your facebook account (if you have one). You can also do some fund raisers at work, like maybe a 50/50 raffle, you can do a bake sale, you can sell some stuff on EBAY, sell hot dogs, yard sale. Lost of different ways to raise money.

    I sent an email to my coworkers that if I was able to raise $500.00 for an MS walk I did that I would shave my head. I raised it and kept up with my side of the deal and shaved my head. Good luck!!
    2850 days ago
    I signed up for the walk! I am sooo happy and excited!
    2851 days ago
    Well if you look at it one way is that you have 5 months. If you get 8-9people a month to give $60 you will have met your goal. You won't believe how many people you know would be willing. My co-worker did it & she reached out to family & friends & they also reached out to people they know too. You can do it!

    God bless & Have Faith!

    2851 days ago
  • MLG511
    With most fund raisers they are hoping you can meet your goal. I walked in the Susan G. Koman's Race the Cure and did not have all of my money raised by the date of the walk and they still let me walk. Just do the best you can to raise your money.

    Good luck with the walk, a great challenge!
    2851 days ago
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