Monday, September 10, 2012

Fundraising...if I can do it, you can do it!

It's Monday morning, September 10, 2012. It's the morning after the San Francisco Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Everyone is tired. The 1,200 walkers and crew raised a combined $2.4M in the fight against breast cancer.

I feel so lucky to be part of such an amazing event and more importantly with such amazing people. We must remember that a disease like breast cancer knows no sides. Breast cancer doesn't take sides, it takes everyone!

The other thing we need to remember is that a disease like breast cancer is "FULLY" funded. Breast cancer has unlimited resources...people! That's why it's so important to continue to raise money to fund awareness and preventative programs as well as research.

This weekend I was honored with an award for being the top crew fundraiser even though crew has no fundraising requirement. I raised $5,770 and by Sunday, I received $230 in donations to put me at $6,000. It was humbling in the sense that I just figured it was my commitment to do the best I could to raise money. However, after a little bit of thought, I decided that I should embrace this award as a way to set an example for others. So for anyone who thought it couldn't be done, let my experience speak otherwise. If anyone needs ideas, please reply and I would be more than happy to share my ideas!