For anyone who wants to know how I am doing, how I am feeling, how I’ve been…I’m great! I know it’s been almost two weeks since I posted, and I thank those of you who have been wondering where I went and how I’m doing. I go from one cold to another, but blowing my nose is pretty awesome compared to neupogen shots, surprise rashes from reacting to someone else’s platelets and eating hospital food.
My fundraising for the ride is making quicker progress than my physical training and the biggest element to my fundraising is coming up very soon. I am hosting a ski and snowboard film called “The Story” on February 17. I got a chance to watch the movie last weekend and it is as good as the hype. There are some incredible stories in this film as it highlights individuals who spend their lives pursuing ski adventures, and delving into why they do what they do.
Our publicity campaign is going well and we have posters up in outdoor sporting shops, libraries and offices. Several of our friends have posted and re-posted the event on their Facebook walls, a few people have tweeted about it. And BIG NEWS – Cataloochee Ski Area in North Carolina has stepped forward in a big way as our premier sponsor and has pledged to donate a major raffle item. We are very grateful to the team up in Maggie Valley for this generous offer, as we are also delighted with the venue sponsor, Studio Movie Grill in Alpharetta.
There are a few things we want everyone to know about this event and the fundraising in general:
- Don’t pay for a movie ticket if you aren’t going to go. If you don’t live in Atlanta or can’t make it to the theater, don’t think this is the only way you can support my involvement with Team in Training and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. If you just want to donate, you can do that at my Team in Training fundraising account (this is where movie premier ticket sale proceeds will wind up). Make direct donations here.
- Buy your tickets early. We have to meet a minimum number of ticket sales a full week before the event, so if you know you will be going, please don’t wait until the day of the movie. Buy tickets here
- If you want to help in ways that cost nothing, here are some suggestions.
- Re-post the event listing from Facebook on your own wall and encourage your friends to do the same. Step 1 – Go to the Facebook event (link is below), Step 2 – Click the ‘share’ link right underneath the title. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180518451980679
- Email people in your office and tell them about the film, or hang one of the posters in your break area (contact me if you want a poster)
- Tweet about the movie if you use Twitter – short URL to this website
- If you have friends in any businesses that would like exposure to outdoor sports enthusiasts, encourage them to donate coupons, merchandise or gift cards to the goody bags and raffle.
And that’s all I am going to say about the fundraising for now. I’ve got a funny story to share, and I will post that tomorrow. It drives me nuts when NPR does nothing but ask for donations for a full week, and I promise I won’t convert this blog to a non-stop fundraising platform.