This post is sponsored by Susan G. Komen. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
A couple weeks ago I talked about why I’m walking this year’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. I still can’t believe I’ll be participating this year and I can’t wait until November 17th arrives. I’ve been putting in my miles and fundraising towards my goal of $2300.
To participate in the 3-Day walk you must raise a minimum amount of $2300 and walk 20 miles a day for three days. Training is the easy part but a lot of people get very intimidated by the fundraising part of the 3-Day. But it is totally attainable and I’m going to share my ideas on how you can reach that goal.
So far I’m at 47% of my goal and 23 days left. I’m not fretting because I have some fun things planned to get me to my goal!
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But how does the money help? Where does the money go?
The proceeds raised by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day go to research and programs that provide medical support. $30 each month for a year could provide a patient with financial relief to cover the cost of pain or anti-nausea medication, or transportation to chemotherapy appointments, or childcare so that a mother can go to treatment. $135 could provide one screening mammogram for someone in need. The money goes not only for research but help those affected by breast cancer.
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Ways to fundraise $2300
Ask Friends and Family
Because this is such a personal event the best people to ask for support is your friends and family. This can make quite a dent in your fundraising commitment.
Send out a company wide email to your co-workers writing about your upcoming 3-Day way and what it means to you. I sent out an email and received so much support. I was actually quite surprised and it brought me to where I’m at today with my fundraising.
Share share share! Continue throughout training to keep your friends and family updated on what you’re doing. Share your fundraising progress and your story. Not everyone will donate at once, but donations will steadily trickle in just by sharing on social media.
Are you crafty? Then make something and sell it. Give yourself a self donation for the items you sell. This can add up quickly. I’m in the process of making some cute hats that I will be selling to close the gap for my fundraising commitment.
Have a Party
Yes it pays to have a party! Take donations at the door or even hold a raffle. Ask local small business for donations or reach out to brands who might give you a major discount on some goods for your fundraising event. I want to host a More Than Pink party a week before the walk to celebrate the upcoming walk and get the last bit of donations. Plus people always love a good party. Rose anyone?
There are even more ways to fundraising and there really is no limit on how you can raise money. The Susan G. Komen team is very helpful and supportive too.
As I work towards my fundraising goal, training is still going strong. The next couple weeks I’m buckling down , logging miles and getting the last couple of long walks in. There’s also a final training event here in Coronado that I’ll be attending.
I can’t wait for the events to come in two weeks and to be a part of something bigger than I can imagine. In less than 10 years (by 2026) Susan G. Komen wants to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the US. This Bold Goal is not going to be attainable unless walker like us join together, raise money, and support the fight against breast cancer.
There’s still time to join the walk and if $2300 doesn’t seem like something you could raise in a couple of weeks then you can always opt in for the 20-Mile 1 day walk that only requires a fundraising commitment of $750.
Don’t forget you can save $10 on registration with coupon CHRISTINE10.
See you on the road!