Wow! The response last week to my St. Jude fundraising campaign was incredible. I joined the St. Jude Heroes team for January’s Tinkerbell Half Marathon just over a week ago and was a little concerned. Taking on a $1,500 goal with just a few months before the race date and fundraising deadline can be intimidating. I am thrilled to report that within the first week of fundraising my friends have come through and donated over $1,000 in just 7 days!
The response has been overwhelming and I have spent countless hours over the last week drawing, cutting, and painting mouse head medal hangers. So much so that I have stopped taking requests for the time being so that I can catch up. Also, so that I can raffle one away!
Here’s how it will work, if you make a donation to my St. Jude fundraising campaign between now and 8pm CST September 27, I will enter your name into an online raffle. On September 30 I will announce the winner on my blog. The winner will receive one custom made Mouse Head medal hanger by me, also the wonderful people at Sport Hooks have donated a 2nd hanger for the winner! This is a 5 hook metal hanger with “Believe” written across the top in the Disney font.
Is that not enough? I have also teamed up with the wonderful ladies from Sparkle Athletic for the Tink half and am committing to the “Run Like a Fairy Challenge”. Here’s a little more motivation for donations. Really want to see me get into the runDisney spirit on race day? Once I reach my fundraising goal of $1,500 I will fully commit to running The Tinkerbell Half Marathon in a Team Sparkle skirt & fairy wings. Nothing says Tinkerbell spirit like running through Disneyland in full fairy sequined costuming. Sparkle Athletic offers several different color options for their skirt & wings set so I am going to let the raffle winner choose the color for me to wear during race weekend! (Anything except the green please, too cliche)
Here’s how you get in on this action.
$5.00 = 1 entry
$10.00 = 3 entries
$15.00 = 5 entries
$20.00 = 7 entries
$25.00 = 10 entries
If you give anything above $25.00 I will give you an extra entry per dollar, so say you give $27.00 you would get a total of 12 entries. Also, PLEASE leave me a comment after you donate so I can keep track easier and match people up more efficiently.
There are another couple of ways to get extra entries AFTER A MANDATORY $5.00 or more DONATION! You will not get entries if you do the following things but do not donate.
1.) retweet or post on your blog about my raffle ( on entry for each, link back here in your comment so I can check it out, please!) (@joebraymond)
“I want to #dogoodstuff & help @joebraymond Sparkle at the @runDisney #TinkHalf with @SparkleAthletic & @sporthooks http://joebraymond.com/wordpress/?p=1169
2.) become a follower of my blog (tell me so in a comment)
3.) Become a fan of my Run 8va Facebook fan page. (tell me so in a comment)
Once again, click on the link to go to my donation page and let the fun begin! This raffle will go until Friday, September 27, at 8 pm central. I will pick winners using Raffle Copter and will post winners on Monday morning, September 30th.
Big thank you to Heather from Through Heather’s Looking Glass for her help setting up the raffle parameters.
Best of luck to everyone! Spread the word and do good stuff.