Sorry for the tease but I had to work today and I just got home. I have some really exciting news! I have posted before about the virtual 5K run that I was working on organizing to raise funds to build a well in Uganda, Africa. As the summer went on I was struggling with getting the pieces to fall together and I didn't know if I was going to be able to pull it off.
A few weeks ago I finally found the solution but it was going to take the cooperation of multiple people and organizations to get it working. It took a few weeks but everything fell into place.
So here it is. We have a fully automated website that people can find out more about our 5K, sign up to run or walk, and each participant gets their own webpage that will help them tell their friends and collect sponsors for the race. I am so excited about the possibility. Our goal is to raise $11,000 to build a well.
I need your help! The vision I have for this is to get as many people from all over the US walking or running and raising funds for this project. And our new system is really going to help this happen, but what I really need is you. You are what is going to make this happen.
Here's how you can help:
1. Sign up to walk or run
2. If you can not run then please consider sponsoring me.
3. Help get the word out. On my fundraising page and the main race page you will see links that will post to your Facebook wall or Twitter account, as well as many other social networks. You can email your contacts, blog about your involvement or about our project. Tell friends and family, your church, run clubs and co-workers. And please do this often. The more we can get the word out the better.
With our new system we can also have anyone participate; not just Sparkpeople members. I love how this idea has grown well beyond me and is going to make a huge change in so many people's lives.
Here are my goals and I need you to help me get there.
> I want to have 1,000 walker/runners involved in the 5K
> I want 100,000 visitors to our website.
> I want to raise at least $11,000 to build our well in Uganda.
Can you help me?
Here are some important links:
Here's where you can find out more about the 5K and sign up.
Here's the link to my personal fundraising page.
Thank you so much for the support I have received so far. Please take a few minutes and look at our website and consider getting involved. I truly believe that if we all do our part we will not only be able to build our sponsored well, but we will be able to build multiple wells.