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Let’s Fund A Cure

I have signed up to complete a total of four events for Susan G. Komen for the Cure this year.  The 3Day in Chicago and Atlanta as a Walker, the 3Day in Minneapolis as crew and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Mall of America as… a… RUNNER!  (Who’s joining me in a couch to 5K?)

Why am I telling you this?  Well, I hope you will support me in this amazing challenge with your good wishes, a prayer or two and a little money.  I set my fundraising target at $2300 for Atlanta and Chicago, $1000 for the Twin Cities and $100 for the 5K.  Of course, I’d  love to blow the doors off those goals.

If you want me to EARN my money, here are a few things I’m good at and willing to do for the cure:

Rates Negotiable:

1.  Cleaning and organizing of any sort

2.  Making stuff.  Spot something on Pinterest you like but no time?  No equipment?  I’ll do it.  For a fee.

3.  Video Home Inventory

4.  Photography

5.  Marketing and Management Consulting

6.  Ghost Writing

7.  Resume Writing and Cover Letter Assistance

8. Painting – indoor and outdoor, not portraits

9.  Pet Sitting

10.  What do you need?

Rates Not Negotiable:

1.  Child Care

2.  Lawn Care

3. Computer training

4.  Database Development

5.  Spreadsheet design

6.  1:1 Computer training

7.  Software Installation and training

8. Tutoring

9.  Personal Shopping (i.e. Errand running)

10. Lean Six Sigma Systems Design and Implementation

Planned Fundraisers:

Digital scrapbooking and card making class – March 2012

Dove Chocolate Discoveries Party – March 2012

Mom’s Morning Out:  Sign your kids up for a morning of crafts and games while you shop and take a break!  Dates and rates TBD

Crafts and Rummage Sale – when my community has their community-wide sale


I am always looking for good ideas so please feel free to e-mail me or leave me a comment on this post.  Thanks for your support!

It’s That Time Again!

This year I will walk in my third Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure.  I will crew my second.  I’d like to also walk in my fourth.  I won’t sign up for the fourth until I’ve raised $2500 for the third event:  Chicago 2012.  I’ll be signing up for my second Twin Cities Crew experience this weekend.

Why?  First I will share this video with you.

Now I will give a list of how Cancer has affected my life:

Grandfather – Colon Cancer RIP (Age 71)

Father – Colon Cancer RIP (Age 52)

Grandmother – Cervical Cancer

Mother – Cervical Cancer X2 SURVIVOR!

Mi Prima Amiga – Cervical Cancer KICKED ITS ASS!, Komen Warrior!

Aunt – Breast Cancer RIP (Age 38)

Step-sister – Breast Cancer RIP (Age 39)

Sister-in-law – Esophageal Cancer RIP (Age 60)

Friends and relatives too numerous to list here (and some who would not appreciate the privacy invasion):  Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma.  Some survivors, some not.  Some diagnosed as young as 2.

I believe that advances made in treating one kind of cancer will translate into progress on other fronts.  But the 3Day, it’s bold.  It’s audacious!  Men in tutus audacious!  Me in pink hair audacious!

Also, this song here is my theme.  Take time to listen and read the words.  I can change the world.  I will make a difference.  I will leave my mark and you will notice.

Will you?  I am asking you to do two things.  First, click on “Chicago 2012” above to go to my Komen fundraising page and give as generously as you can.  Second, ask yourself what else you can do to leave your mark on the world.

If you tell me, I’ll keep you motivated!