Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Raffle to Raise Money for the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk

Most of you have probably seen in my side bar that I am walking in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk. Last year was my first year participating in the walk and I had such an amazing experience that I decided to walk again this year! Each walker has to raise at least $2,300 to be able to participate. So far I have raised $1,348, so only $952 to go!

I was brainstorming some ideas to raise money and I thought it would be a lot of fun to have a raffle here on my blog! The wonderful people at Vera Bradley were kind enough to donate a Tote in Loves Me! Just another reason they are one of my favorite companies!

Tote in Loves Me!

Vera Bradley’s breast cancer awareness patterns all raise funds for breast cancer research. Loves Me is their current breast cancer awareness pattern and it is one of my favorites! 10% of Vera Bradley's net proceeds from the sale of products in Loves Me … will be donated to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and other breast cancer projects and services.

There is a great amount of information on the Foundation’s website: verabradley.org.
Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/verabradleyfoundation?ref=ts
Twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/followheidi
Blog: http://verabradleyfoundation.blogspot.com/

So here is how the raffle is going to work, raffle “tickets” are $5 for 1 or $25 for 6 and just incase someone is feeling extra generous…$100 for 30. You can make your donation directly to Susan G. Komen on my fundraising website. Once you make a donation the website sends me an email telling me you have made a donation, so I will be able to track of who has entered the raffle. Every morning I will post the first names and last initial of everyone who has entered so far so that you will know that I got your entries. I will put everyone’s name in a spreadsheet for the amount of entries they have and then will do it old school style and print and cut them, so that I can pull a winner out of a hat (a Vera Bradley hat of course!) I will pull a winner on Tuesday, September 7th! That gives you two weeks to make a donation…I wanted to give everyone enough time since I know a lot of people are coming back from vacations and school is starting.

You can make a donation online by going to www.the3day.org/goto/alison On the top left hand side there is a pink button that says “Click to donate to Alison in 2010” Click on that and it will take you to the donation page. If you cant make a donation online send me an email at ohmyvera@gmail.com and we can work something out.

I am super excited about this raffle and I hope that you are too! Please share it with anyone you know how would be interested in winning the tote bag or who would just be interested in supporting the fight against breast cancer. I really appreciate everyone’s support!

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