Our old CF Commercial that plays on MCTV. Still working on this years.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fundraising Update

He loves the outdoors;)

I did some more fundraising around town the other day. I went to lots of different businesses and didn't get anything right then and there, but hopefully I will hear back from some of them. A few seemed really interested. I got a lot of phone numbers and business cards, b/c by the time I got done work it was already 4:00pm. Usually the managers are either gone or getting ready to leave by this point. Oh well:( I'll start making some calls if the kids ever take a nap at the same time someday. lol

I did get a call back from our local Cable Company! They said that they would advertise a couple of thousand dollars worth for free!! Isn't that awesome!! They would just be one of our sponsors! Now I just need to come up with a 30 second commercial :0 Does anyone have any ideas or advice on how to do this??? I was thinking of getting pics from my walk last year and putting it in there, or taking video of Lil' Chris doing his Vest and getting pics of all the meds he takes. And then of course talk about the info for our new walk in our town this year. We'll see what happens.
I got the phone number to our local radio station too! I tried calling when I got home from work today, but it was too late. I'll have to remember to call back on Monday.

I saw one of the guys I had talked to on my rounds in my work today. He recognized me right away, I was surprised! He didn't seem interested at all when I talked to him, b/c times are hard for him right now b/c of the economy. He even said to me, "See, the lights are half off and I'm the only one here!" I think it was a real estate company or insurance company or something. I can't remember, I've been to so many places I can't keep track anymore. Anyway, when I saw him today, he said that he was reading the papers that I had left with him! Hopefully that's a good sign and he will donate. He didn't say anything else. If I were him I would definitely donate and get my companies name out there, b/c his business sits in the back of a building way off the street. I've lived here for 5 years now and never knew it was there. It would be smart for him to sponsor us and have his name advertised at the walk and when we put it in the newspaper. I gave him a whole bunch of coupons for Kohl's for the weekend before Easter when I saw him today. He seemed very appreciative, so hopefully he'll find it in his heart to donate to a great cause. BTW, if you want the coupons too, just let me know, all I need is your email address:) It's 20% off if you spend over $100, and 15% if you spend under $100.

I think I will give the Kohl's Friends and Family coupons to EVERY business and person that donates money for a cure, every time we have them. Which is quite a few times throughout the year. My way of saying thanks;)

BTW...I added the Great Strides link to the right of my page, so when you are ready to donate, just click it and it will go directly to our site. Oh yeah, remember when I said I wasn't going to be able to have a link this year b/c it is our first year.....well, Erica(our Great Strides coordinator) told us we could sign up for a walk close by, but change the info on our site. So that is what I did. If you join to walk, it may say Cleveland, but don't worry about that. I can let Erica know who will be walking at Wooster and hopefully she can change it on her end.

I also got a call from my neighbor, Jeff, who has his own photography business! He said he would love to help us raise some money by taking a day and having all the profit go towards our walk! Isn't this great news! He is such a sweetheart. We aren't sure exactly how we are going to do it, but we'll figure something out. We might do it on a day before the walk or do it at the walk. I know a lot of CF families would love to get their picture taken, esp a group pic of all their walkers:) I told him I think it will do really well, b/c I know I take pics all the time...Pictures Last A Lifetime...it may be all that I have someday, hopefully not though, hopefully we will find a cure in Lil' Chris' lifetime!!! See that's why you need to click to donate;)

I can't wait for this Sunday!! It is going to be so much fun! I have had a lot of people tell me they are going to go!! I hope we raise a lot of money! We are raffling off Indians tickets and an Indians t-shirt and some other stuff. I'm sure this will help bring people in. Thank you Alma for getting the Indians tickets=) Thanks to my husband who revised the CiCi's flyer to make it say that we are raffling the Indians tickets. Thanks Honey for all you hard work:) Thank you Alma and Daniel's mom for helping hand out all the flyers! I know our kids are going to benefit from all this fundraising some day;)
If you are in town, make sure you stop by CiCi's Pizza between 5pm-8pm this Sunday;)

I'll try to post Ayla's 2 month pics tomorrow.
PS. Thank you Traci Liberto for telling me about the Great Strides widget so I could add my Great Strides link to my Facebook wall! For those of you who want to add it to your Facebook wall, go to your Great Strides page and on the left click on the Great Strides widget. Then you have to just add the profile box(doesn't take long) and then copy and paste the code and that's it! It's really easy to do and it could get you a lot more donations! At least, that's what I'm hoping for;) lol


Oma & Opa said...

Good morning. Let me start off by saying how PROUD I am of you and Chris!! I think it's great that your cable company is going to give you air time for free!! YEA!! Personally I think that Lil Chris wearing his vest and showing his meds is an excellent idea. We want people to be aware and educated about CF so why not show what a day in his life is like. Pictures from last year's walk will just add to it. If you want I can send pics from our walk too. Have fun tomorrow at CiCi's. I hope you guys rake in the money!!!! After I finish this comment I am going to type my letter to Wendy's corporate office to do a fundraiser there. Then I will type one for Friendly's and Coldstone. I asked Chris to take some pictures of Lil Chris and send them to me so I have a variety to choose from for our T-shirts this year. In and out of the vest with good lighting. I am still waiting. Give him a little push for me. LOL
Lots of love, hugs & kisses to you all.
Missing you

Anonymous said...

Way to go! You have some awesome ideas for your team!
I still want to know more about the roses. And also about the great strides widget!
Lil' Chris is getting so big.