Sunday, August 26, 2012

Just Goofy - Week 8

Training Update:

This week was much better. I got in my weekday runs and fit in a cross training walk.  Tuesday's run was difficult but Thursdays was somewhat nicer as I took an old favourite route.  Wednesday, I dusted off my treadmill and went for a walk.  Then came Saturday and the MEC Summer Classic 10k followed by a 5k walk with my Runner Girl, JS

Fundraising Update:

In reality, I am actually at $1727 since my personal page doesn't account for my portion of the group fundraising.  38% of the way there!

I also sent out my fundraising letters this week so I hope to see this take a significant jump in the coming weeks...especially once combined with some of the amazing fundraisers I am announcing in the next sections!!!!
Fundraising in Action:

This weekend, we announced some new fundraiser events! These are open across Canada so anyone can participate!
  • Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge
    Registration fee is $20 and the winners are those who have lost the largest percentage of their body weight.  We have amazing prizes for the winners - we'll be announcing them soon!  You have until Sept 10 to register!
  • Magazine Fundraiser - Ongoing.
    Total raised for the team to date: $300
    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.  And the subscriptions have been starting to arrive pretty quickly!  I already got my first issue of Canadian Running! 
Upcoming Events:
  • Norwex Party Fundraiser - Sept 9 to 30
    My friend, Heather, is a Norwex rep and she offered to have a Norwex party for us where her entire commission is donated to the cause!  Items will be shipped across Canada!
  • WestJet Raffle
    We have two round-trip vouchers for anywhere WestJet flies up for grabs.  We are just waiting on our raffle license and the printing of the tickets, but I will keep you all posted when I have the tickets ready to go...they will be $25 each!
  • 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 in August: $15
  • 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. (this month has been alot of $5 due to the heat and house selling. boo)
    Raised so far: $36

Now for a Donor Incentive!

This week, for a minimum $5 donation, you will receive a Bookmark of Hope!  EVERYBODY WINS!!!!

These handy little bookmarks have been very popular as a fundraiser so I would like to offer them up once more as a donor incentive!   You'll never lose your place in a paper book again...or you can totally bling up the cover on your ereader!

I will mail the prize anywhere so don't let geographical restrictions hold you back.  Every dollar counts and every dollar supports TNT and the important work of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

A note to the winners of all of the past weeks - your prizes are in the mail (I know many of you already received them).  Thank you for your support and i hope you will enjoy your prizes!

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