Sunday, March 10, 2013

Relay is less than 30 days - Yikes!

How is everyone doing today?

Is it only me who has never been a part of a fundraiser before?  You think you have enough time to plan, organize, fundraise and wham all the sudden you don't!

Team Fifty Shades of Hope has raised $1,255.00 to date which is outstanding!  Thanks to all those who have donated and our team members for reaching out!  

We still want to meet our goal of $2500.00 so to that end I wanted to share a few different fundraisers we have going on and also other ways folks can participate both from afar and near.

If you have been to a Relay event you are probably aware of the Luminaria Ceremony.  I haven't as yet but have heard it is amazingly powerful. Luminaria's are dedicate to loved ones who lost their fight to cancer and those currently fighting.  They can be personalized even if you choose to support this event online.  Go to LUMINARIA if you would like to dedicate one for an important someone in your life.  

This time of year is Strawberry Season in Florida. Team member Monica Keasey has generously offer to make her delicious Strawberry Jam as a fundraiser for our Team.  

Health Mutt in Seminole Heights has generously offer the use of their two dog wash stations for a fundraiser.  Team members will be there this Friday, March 15 from 5-7 pm to wash and dry your dog for you.  Health Mutt is providing doggie treats and offering a raffle for a big basket of goodies.  After getting clean your dog will sport a purple bandana showing their support for Relay! 

Relay is being held April 5th from 6 pm and ending April 6th a noon at Hillsborough High School.   If you live in the Tampa area please come cheer us on.  Right now we have 39 Teams that will be there.  Each team will have a "campsite" and will be fundraising at the event.  There will be music, food, beverages and tons of fun!  Friday evening after the Opening Ceremony survivors take to the track to walk a lap to honor and celebrate their grit and determination to fight this terrible disease.  The next lap is by all caregivers who support and stand by those fighting.  At 9:00 pm is the Luminaria Ceremony.  During these 18 hours each team will have a member on the track walking/running.  

We need volunteers both during the two day event and Team Fifty needs some more team members!  We currently only have 7 and even though one of them is a marathoner that is a lot of hours to cover!

If you would like to volunteer please contact me at

Thanks so much! 

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on reaching your teams goal & yes the ceremony can be very moving - words & pictures can only do so much