oh hi blog… It’s been a while, I’m sorry! The only excuse is life got busy and I haven’t made the effort to carve out some time to focus on my personal writing. Some of my time should be freed up a bit now that the Help Save Boobies fundraiser is over. Guess what? It was a total success! We managed to raise DOUBLE what I needed to complete my fundraising goal! We raised just over $2000!!! It all will go to Susan G. Komen, one of the largest breast cancer non-profit organizations out there.
I need to thank my sister-in-law for really making this happen. She approached the bar manager at Take Five Cocktails and she hit the pavement and gathered up a plethora of fabulous raffle prizes. Since I started a new job just over a month ago I could not commit the same amount of time and I also could not see businesses during business hours. She truly made the event as complete as she possibly could.
The event included over 50 raffle prizes, a BBQ dinner with a choice of tri tip or pulled pork, games and drink specials. All sales of raffle tickets and meal tickets went to Susan G. Komen. A wonderful thing happened just days before the event, a close family friend made a miracle happen. She managed to nab four seats in a VIP suite to LA Kings game at the Staples Center. That really interested people and helped us with that final push to sell raffle tickets!
Not only that, one of my best friends donated three sets of tickets to three different concerts at House of Blues locations across southern California! Then a local tattoo artist donated a one of a kind painting valued at $150. All of the generous donations made (big or small!) really helped the effort and I am appreciative of it all!
My sisters, husband, brother and friends were there that day not only to show support but to also roll up their sleeves and chip in with setting up, helping serve food, take photos, hand out prizes, oversee the game, and clean up.
This whole experience made me really believe that I truly do live in a “small town” where the community is willing to come together for a common goal. This experience is positive and motivates me further to walk every single mile in the 60 mile journey this November. I know that this event not only raised funds needed to help further research efforts, but also helped raise awareness. I hope every single woman aware of this event performs her monthly and annual breast exams.
If something doesn’t feel right GO TO THE DOCTOR. There are free clinics. Susan G. Komen funds many clinics where you can go see a doctor about any mysterious lumps. Early detection SAVES LIVES!
I managed to raise more than enough to meet my $2300 goal but my teammate April is still working at meeting her goal. Click here to donate, it all goes to the same place for the same purpose.