Thursday, March 25, 2010

FUNdraiser--Come One, Come All

Last week the Princesses got together for our monthly meeting to discuss fundraising and other details about the 3Day. We met at the Ale House, our usual spot. I was delighted that Kaitlyn was able to make the drive up from Watertown, especially it being her birthday. Many of us also met Tina for the first time as well.

Our main priority was to discuss our fundraising event set for May 8th. The original plan was to have a smaller venue, and make it an intimate evening; however, due to such an overwhelming response from friends and family, we made the decision to host the evening at a larger hall to accommodate more people--more people=more money! We wanted a venue that would allow us to bring in the most profit. What good is it having a large place if you have to spend a fortune for it? We decided to look at the Lafayette Club in Amesbury. We felt it was important to try to keep revenue in our town--most of us are townies at heart. Cheryl had the great idea to just walk over to the Lafayette Club that night to see if it was available. Four of us journeyed past the raging Pow Wow through the Mill Yard, over to High St. We nominated Cheryl to go in. Five minutes later the hall was booked--no charge! Many of you have heard the details already, but here they are again!!!

SAVE THE DATE!!! The event takes place on Saturday, May 8th from 7PM-midnight. We will have a silent auction with items such as Red Sox tickets, a catered dinner party, a day on a sailboat, a bucket of joy, electrical services provided by George White, a clambake in a bag, Celtics tickets (if they make the playoffs) and many other items. For a small fee, you will also be able to purchase pink ribbons on which you can write a loved one's name. Each of us will carry these ribbons on our entire 60 mile journey. In addition to that, there will be drinks, dancing, and loads of fun! To purchase tickets in advance, you may give any team member cash or a check payable to the Susan G. Komen 3Day for the Cure. Tickets are $10 per person. You may also purchace tickets online by going to a team member's site and making a $10 donation. Instead of including a message, just write that you would like tickets. If you choose to donate online, there are still team members who have not raised their minimum of $2,300. In order for our team to raise as much money as possible, I would prefer that you purchase your tickets from someone who has not raised their minimum. Many people have already purchased tickets, so I urge you to get them fast, before they are all gone. Line your babysitters up--you won't want to miss out on this fun-filled evening.

Now that you are all planning to attend...on to other news. Last Saturday Patty convinced me to go to her running club. As you know I have been running on my treadmill. I said I would give it a whirl, but told her that I may not be able to go every week because of baseball. As you may remember, Saturday was absolutely gorgeous--unseasonably warm for this time of year. We arrived just before 10 and I was prepared to run. I knew that running on the street is different from indoors, but I was up for the challenge. The program is a C25K program. We were on week three, so I figured it wouldn't be that hard. They usually meet at Fuller Field in Newburyport, but the track was taken so we went on the bike path. I had never been over there before; it is fabulous. Unfortunately we had to run back and forth so that we would stay together and be able to hear the whistle (it is timed intervals). I started off well, but by the end I was definitely fading. I had met a friend of a friend named Michelle, and thank goodness for her. Just when I felt I was going to give up, she pushed me onward. I am so appreciative to her for that. I made it, and felt so energized. I have to admit, I was pretty proud of myself. When Patty asked if I would do it again, I said of course--that was before I saw the temperature for Saturday morning. Yikes! I enjoy running, but my flannel sheets were calling my name. However, I did run, just on my treadmill.

One last thing before I go "dark" for Earth Hour. As I've said before, I have been volunteering my time at 3Day Get Started meetings. Just the other day I received an email from a woman who is in charge of media relations for the 3Day. She asked if I wouldn't mind being a 3Day Ambassador. "I would be honored," was my response. So who knows, maybe you will be hearing more from me in the future.

Royally yours,

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