We had our first fundraiser of the year and it went great!! We had a lot of fun and raised some money for Cystic Fibrosis and got some awareness out to the public. Awareness is a big reason why I do these fundraisers. The more people who know about CF, the more money can be raised, and the closer we get to a CURE!!!
We raised about $600 thanks to my wonderful Kohl's team:)
Also a HUGE THANK YOU to Stacy A. for spreading the word about CF and the fundraiser and for her friend Amy who donated all the raffle prizes for the next 4 fundraisers!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
While we were at CiCi's doing the fundraiser, I talked to the manager about doing some more. So I set up some more dates....the last Thursday of Feb, March, April, and May. He said Thursday's are busier. Tonight(Tues) was slower than the times we did them last year, but it was very cold, windy, and snowy outside:( Hopefully Thursday nights will be better for us.
We had a Great Strides meeting before the fundraiser to go over some things for our walk coming up on May 1st. Thanks Erica and Mary for coming so we could plan for our big day in May:) I was happy to let them know that I raised $600 at Kohl's doing Jeans 4 Genes Days! Thank You To All My Wonderful, Generous Kohl's Associates!!!!! I also got Panera Bread to donate 100 bagels for our walk:) YEA!!!! The only other thing that I have done for the walk so far, is to get 2 radio stations announce it on-air closer to the walk date:) 94.1 and 104.5. Oh yeah, I also got our local TV company(Clear Picture) to put all my fundraisers and the walk on Channel 10 Community Notes:) I told them that I am planning on making another commercial for our CF walk too. It was a lot of work last year, so I better get started;0
Our next fundraiser is on Thursday 1/28 at Friendly's in Canton by the Belden Village Mall from 5pm-8pm. I can't wait, b/c this is my first time doing one at Friendly's:) I hope it goes well. If it does, then I might set up some more;) I'll let you know how it goes. Please keep spreading the word, b/c the more people, the more donations. Friendly's will donate 10% of EVERYONE'S bill from 5pm-8pm, and if we bring in over $1,000 in business(which the manager said isn't very hard), then they will donate 15% for every bill over that first $1,000!! YEA!!