Monday, July 30, 2012

Garage Sale Goofy - Week 4

Training Update:

This week, the majority of my workouts were of the "Garage Sale Prep" kind.  Early mornings and late nights while I was on vacation.  I only got in one weekday run and a very painful long run/walk

and I can already tell that I am going to need to skip my Tuesday run because my knee is so tender it hurts to walk right now.  I am going to try to get in with my chiro instead that night to get it healing...

Fundraising Update:

This week - I am so happy to say that I am officially over the $1000 mark on my fundraising!  Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me so far and I do hope that many more of you will step up and make a donation to help end blood cancers!  Every dollar counts, so don't worry if you cannot afford much - please just give what you can!

This weekend, we held our team garage sales in both Edmonton and Calgary.  The Calgary sale was a smashing success - opening a half hour early for the early-birds and running steadily until 3 when we had to shut it down because the people collecting our leftovers were coming by 3:30!    It was a tiring two days of set up and sale, but so worth it!!!  We are also super happy we decided to rent the church basement!  It really made it easy and kept us out of the sun on a day when the temps soared to 28C!

WE RAISED OVER $1100!!! In Calgary alone.  Edmonton's sales raised over $700 over two days with the weather fighting them every step of the way!  This was a HUGELY successful fundraiser for our team!  Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support either sale!

Some pics from the day in Calgary:

Early birds getting the worm

Me and Amy

Cash table

Bookmarks display

Michelle and her hubby

Team Calgary (Vanessa, Dina, Anna and me)

V loves birds almost as much as me...but this
candle was one of our most awesome donations


Fundraising in Action:
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    Total raised for the team to date: $218
    This fundraiser will keep going until the end of January, so you will have plenty of time to treat your loved ones to gift subscriptions over the holidays
Upcoming Events:
  • TBA - make sure you head over to and "Like" us to stay informed about any fundraiser events we are putting on!
My Personal Fundraisers:
  • Bottle Drive - ongoing
    Let me know if you have any bottles you would like to donate.  If you're in the Calgary area, I will happily pick them up from you :)  If you are out of town, you can always pledge your own bottle money to my fundraising
    Raised so far: $5
  • Bookmarks of Hope - ongoing
    I am selling handmade beaded bookmarks (made by me).  These elastic bookmarks will ensure you never lose your page again and work on both traditional paper books and with eReader cases.   $5 each.  There are pictures of the available styles on the Facebook page. I do sell them at my work and, starting next week, these will be available at Naughty Nelly on Northmount Drive and 40th Ave NW.  I will post other locations as I secure them.  I will also be creating several new designs shortly as I have just picked up more supplies.
    Raised so far: $140
  • Looking for Corporate Donors 
    If you own a company and would like to make a donation of $1500 or more, Team in Training will print your logo on the back of our race shirts for this season!  I will also happily post your logo on my Team in Training page for the whole world to see.  Don't have a logo but still want to take part?  I am a graphic designer and am happy to see if I can come up with something for you as an added perk to the program! Email me for details if you're interested!
  • Workout Challenge
    For every workout I complete, I pledged to put $2 in a jar.  If I skip a run on my training plan and don't make it up the same week - it's gonna cost me $5.
    Raised so far: $35

Now for a Donor Incentive!

I have a few treats I have been stashing just special for my bloggy buddies as incentives to support the cause. I don't know if I have enough to do one of these every week, but I will do them for every week that I have a prize!

This week, for every $5 donated, you will earn one entry into a draw for the prize (ie $5= 1 entry, $10=2 entries and so on).

This week's prize is:

Brooks Backpack and Stickers   

Prize Value: approx $10

(sorry - no photo...I'll try to post one tonight)

Lightweight and rugged, this simple drawstring backpack is a heckuva lot nicer than some of the ones we get in race kits.  It is basic black and will hold a fair bit.  And with the stickers, you could totally jazz up your favourite notebook with a little Run Happiness.  I won this in a Twitter contest a couple of months ago, but have been saving it up for just this purpose!

(The winner of last week's prize was BRAD!!! Thank you for the generous donation!  I'll pop the bookmarks in the mail to you asap)

I will mail the prize anywhere so don't let geographical restrictions hold you back.  If you donate just $5, you might still win.  Every dollar counts and every dollar supports TNT and the important work of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad to hear the garage sale went well! How fantastic! You guys are going to hit your goals before you know it!


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