Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fundraising Season - Part 1


We are starting to think about the JDRF Walk for a Cure; late summer. This year I’m trying a few new fundraising ideas – including asking for corporate and/or business sponsors. I always hate asking people for money, especially with the economy being what it is; but I also know that the only way the money will be there to continue research and trials – which will eventually be the cure for my daughter, niece and nephew – is through donations. So I’m trudging on and getting started early this year. We are hoping to raise at least $2,000, Nikki thinks we should set our goal higher. We’ll be selling the orange Max Life JDRF bracelets for $1, which makes it easy for Nikki’s friends to donate.

If you know of any business owner that would be willing to sponsor No Sugar Needed, please let me know. Any business/corporate donation over $100 will allow us to advertise their business name on the back of our walk t-shirts.

Nikki’s class raised $333 when they did the School Walk through ADA; and No Sugar is walking with ADA in their Step Out campaign in May. However, we had to pick one fundraiser to focus on (regarding raising money) and Nikki picked JDRF’s Walk for a Cure – and she’s the T1 Boss. If you are interested in walking with us in May (ADA - Keeneland in Lexington) or in September (JDRF - Peace Bell in Newport) we are always thrilled to have new team members.

I’m listing our fundraising sites for both Walks here – you can go there to make donations or to join our walk team. You can also send donations by check to my address (made payable to JDRF or ADA – whichever you prefer). PLEASE don’t hesitate to shout at me through my blog or my e-mail address sheribby@insightbb.com


Together we can make a difference!




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