I was invited to participate in a Team in Training (TNT) fundraiser over the long weekend and decided that it would be a great way to kick off my newest round of fundraising. Now that I have reached my goal of raising $10,000 for the 2011 Light the Night walk, I have turned my attention to the work needed to get to the Madrid Marathon.
While my running practice is important (and I just started my 3rd week of regular training), Team in Training sets goals for us to make certain that the costs to send us to our event is never more than 25% of the amount I earn for LLS. When I was invited to sell beads at the Apple Cup pregame, I decided to join in with 6 other ladies from this season's marathon group and sell my little heart out.
When all was said and done, we had raised almost $2500 from the generous Cougar and Husky fans in downtown Seattle. Apparently, they could all agree that fighting cancer was a good cause (even if they couldn't agree on which team deserved to win more that day).
Each of us earned $325 for our races in one afternoon. Thanks to the many supporters who helped us hit such a lofty amount and to the survivors I met during the day who reminded me of why I decided to keep fighting against cancers.
If you want to donate to my marathon fundraising, you can find my marathon page at http://pages.teamintraining.org/wa/madrid12/abledsomp0
Also, keep your eyes out for announcements of upcoming fundraisers. I have a couple of swaps planned for January and February and would love to have both donations and shoppers!