Fundraising in Full Swing!

I'm getting very close to my "Recommitment Date" for Iron Girl! Remember when I originally sent out my emails and letters and said that I had committed to raise $3400 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by some date in April??? It seemed like a long way away at the time - but APRIL IS HERE!

Now, don't get me wrong...I CAN (and gladly WILL) still take donations all the way up until my event date... you did not miss your window! But, by signing my recommitment paperwork (on April 15th), I am committing to raise my minimum event amount - even if that means I donate the remainder myself. That's how much I care about and believe in what I am doing!

Between now and event day, my TEAM and I are busy working on various fundraisers to supplement the awesome donations we receive from our family, friends, and colleagues. We are approaching businesses for items to donate for a raffle and/or silent auction. We are approaching restaurants/bars to ask them to host happy hours or other events and donate a portion of their proceeds. We are approaching "home party" types of businesses to ask about having a portion of sales donated to LLS. Here are two "fundraisers" that I have going on right now:

  • Have you heard of Cookie Lee jewelry? The have really fun, stylish, affordable jewelry that is fun to wear and makes a great gift (Mother's Day is coming up!) Think beads, crystals, shells, etc... really great stuff for Spring/Summer outfits! I often get asked about the pieces I wear, so I approached the local consultant, and she agreed to let me host an internet/catalog "party" and she is going to donate 20% of all sales to my fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)! How great is that??!!

    You can look at the catalog online
    HERE . You can flip pages, zoom, etc.... If you are interested in getting your hands on an actual catalog, let me know and I can get one to you! I also have some sample pieces of their jewelry line, so if you're interested in seeing those (and you are local to me), just let me know!

    How the "party" works:

    If you (or someone you know) would like to place and order, please email me the following:
    -Address (for jewelry delivery)
    -Phone Number
    -Email address
    -Page Number / Item # / Description / Price of each item desired
    I will write up your order, add 6% sales tax and $1.50 flat rate shipping for the total order (regardless of # of pieces ordered). I will email you back an order form for your records. We can then arrange payment (cash, check, or credit card), and I will turn in your order. The jewelry will be shipped directly to you. I will take orders up until Friday, April 17th, but will turn in the orders weekly as I get them so that you will get your items quicker! I'm going to turn in the first set of orders this Sunday.

    Please feel free to pass this along and share with your friends, family, and co-workers who might be interested in purchasing Cookie Lee jewelry.

  • The Summer Tri Team is hosting a Happy Hour at Park Tavern (in Atlanta) on Tuesday, April 21st from 7 - 9 pm. For the purchase of a $20 wristband at the door, you will get access to an unlimited beer and wine bar. Please mention my name when you purchase your wristband, and $10 from each purchase will go directly to my fundraising campaign for LLS - and will REALLY help me meet my goal! Besides, $20 for unlimited happy hour and a good time on a Tuesday night? Can't go wrong!

I'm "TRI"-ing to save lives! Want to help?


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