August 21, 2006
I’m walking regardless. My sister and I pulled some last minute fundraising out of a hat and have come up with $800 since Friday. Now $800 more and we both walk. In any case, I’m walking, but I would really love to have my sister with me.
If you can spare anything to bring us closer, please please please do so. Every little bit counts!
And soon I’ll stop talking about fundraising, I swear. In the meantime, uh, donate. Heh.
August 16, 2006
I’m less than 24 hours from needing to have all or most of the money in my account for The 3 Day Walk and while I’m close, I’m still $878 short give or take a few dollars.
Here’s my challenge. If you’re coming by the site today, donate $10 (or more if you’re able). You can pay by check or credit card on my personal fundraising page or you can send some fundage via PayPal to courtney.slavin @ gmail.com (minus the spaces, of course).
I will walk by myself even if my sister doesn’t raise the money she needs. This is all to support breast cancer and as you may or may not know, that’s how my mother passed away eleven years (and a day) ago.
Days like yesterday, the eleven year anniversary of her passing, hit me so hard. I don’t want to have to stay home next weekend. I want to be out walking in support of research to find a cure. Please, help me.
For those who have already donated, I thank you (and doubly thank you for listening to my repeated pleas). If you donate or have already donated and would like a link on my gratitude page- link in the sidebar- don’t hesitate to leave a comment and let me know.
Thank you in advance for all of your support.
August 8, 2006
I haven’t given up on the walk yet, but nerves are definitely getting to me! I have 9 more days to raise the money before I have to complete check-in.
A few last-ditch efforts have tripled the money I’ve pulled in, but I’m still sitting at about $900 short and my sister is still lagging way behind me and needs roughly another $1400.
So tomorrow I make some more phone calls and do yet more scrounging and begging and we’ll see if I can’t swing this thing yet.
Here’s keeping my fingers and toes crossed…
July 27, 2006
Have you ever been walking down the street, having an imaginary conversation in your head, and then realize that you’re making the appropriate facial expressions for the fake conversation? Because I catch myself doing that every time I get a funny look from someone I pass on my walk home.
I walk and my mind wanders into conversations I’ve had on the phone at work, or with co-workers at lunch. Then, my mind flops the chats into something different. What if so-and-so had said this instead of that? And it goes from there. Eventually I’m making faces of shock and dismay- shocking and dismaying the poor passersby who think I’m freakin’ loony.
Speaking of walking… I have a dilemma. My walk, The 3 Day Walk, is in a month and I’m $1700 short of my goal. Which is a big problem. See, I can’t even check in until I have the funds or I give them my credit card info to take the money I haven’t raised four weeks after the walk. I (1) don’t have a credit card and, (2) don’t have $1700. I’m going to work my ass off for this next month trying to come up with the money- I’m holding a car wash up here in a week or two- but I’m afraid I might have to bail on the walk.
If I bail, I’m going to feel wretched for those who’ve already donated. Yes, the money will still go to the cause- don’t worry about that. Any cash donations that aren’t in the account already will go into a separate bank account for next year when I can start the fundraising in, uhm, September of THIS year. I’m so disappointed though, I really wanted to walk. I’m just really afraid that I won’t be able to.
So.. do I bail now and ask people to put any further donations aside for September or October when I sign up for next year, or do I continue to try to raise the money for this year? Gah. This sucks.
April 10, 2006
Well, it’s done. I’m officially signed up for The 3 Day Walk for breast cancer.
I’m excited, terrified, nervous, and overwhelmed all at once. It’s a lot of walking, a lot of money to be raised, and a lot of emotional torment. Is it odd that I can’t wait?
So, my friends, be prepared for a barrage of emails requesting donations, as well as invitations to fundraisers or whatever else I come up with.
First request for donations comes right here and right now. I have to raise $2200 in order to be able to walk. It sounds like a ton of money, but if I just get 100 people to donate $22 then I’m there and really, that’s not so hard! Of course, larger donations help me out much more, but I’ll take what you can do! Even $5 gets me that much closer.
You can go to my personal fundraising page here and make a credit card or electronic check payment, or you can contact me for my PayPal information (in the comments or email) and pass some fundage to me that way.
Any and all help is appreciated. I’ll set up a page upon receipt of my first donation to thank and credit all donors with links to your website. If you donate $50 or more and pass me your address, I’ll see if I can’t get something mailed out to you in appreciation.
Once again, if you can donate anything at all, I thank you for doing so. If you’re interested in walking with my sister and I, just head over to the organizations website, here, and let me know so I can let you know what team we’re on.