Friday, July 22, 2011

Is this thing on?

Update:  As of July 29th, Team Ethan has raised $155.  THANK YOU!


Tap, tap.  Um, hello?? Is anyone out there?

A few weeks ago, I published this post.  Now, maybe I'm just an over-achiever, but I was pretty sure it would have warranted some participation by now.  (Not to diminish my hubby signing up but, I mean, he kind of has to.)  In fact, I went back to the archives to see where we were this time last year, and I knew I wasn't crazy! By July 29, 2010, Team Ethan had already raised $100 through 7 team members.

Today is July 22.  That means, in seven days, I would like to see us meet (and exceed) our numbers from last July! We are currently two members, and $10 strong.  Seven days to raise $90 through seven people seems more than do-able; right?!

Signing up is incredibly easy (especially if you walked with us last year) AND if you would pledge $10 when you sign-up, then ask a friend to match just half of that, we would meet our goal for next week in no time!

Here are the links you'll need...

My personal donation page - for those who would like to help me reach my goal of $500
Our team page - to join our team, or to make a general team donation (our goal: 35 team members raising $3,500)

Remember - the minimum online donation amount is $25.  Cash and checks are accepted for donations less than $25 (or for those who aren't comfortable donating online) and a written receipt will be given to you for tax purposes.

So, for real this time ... who's with us?


Shannon Smith said...

I've done a fair amount of fundraising and participant recruiting. The blog/Facebook/Twitter/mass email appeal reaches a lot of people quickly. However, I have had little success with those approaches. It's not that people don't want to participate or give money. It's just that we are all pretty much self-centered and lazy. It takes a little prod to get us to do anything and even more of one to get us to do something for someone else. The specific prod seems to be more effective in my experience. Think about a laser versus a flash light, both give off light, but one is more focused and stings more.

I've put a reminder on my calendar to sign us up next Friday when I get paid. If I fail to, feel free to sting me with a laser.

Good luck in recruiting more folks.

Jennifer said...

Planning on donating when I get paid Monday! I hate that we won't be able to walk this year...just don't see it happening with a 2.5week old!!

I also noticed a BIG drop in both participation and donations this year for the March of Dimes. Not sure if it is financial or if we have just "run our course" with MOD. I certainly hope not!

Good luck getting a team together this year!

Anonymous said...

I am signing up next weekend.... like some others, when I get paid. :)

You can count on me to help raise some dollars. I hope we have another good turn out this year.

Love Grandma A.

Jenna said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Ethan is an amazing, courageous, strong and determined fighter. He is a brave warrior smilen champ and an inspirational hero. I was born with a rare life threatening and I love it when people sign my guestbook.

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