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Let the Fund Raising Begin!

by Meghann on January 21, 2009

I can not begin to thank everyone enough for all of your continued support of my new journey to join Team In Training and have my first Marathon make a difference.

Future fund raising initiatives have already been set in motion regarding T-shirt Sales and a Blogger Bake Sale. I have committed all future advertising revenue from this blog in the next coming months for the cause. Amy has also graciously offered to design and sell recovery bracelets with proceeds benefiting my TNT efforts with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It’s amazing all the resources out there I have just begun to tap into.

With that being said I need help from all of you in the most direct method possible, online donations directly to the cause. I have officially set up my website and am ready to start accepting donations. All donations are tax-deductible and I can not emphasize enough that no donation is too small. Every little bit makes a difference in someone’s life!

Please visit my fund raising page and make a contribution. Together, we can kick this goal’s butt and really make a difference!

Also, if any of my fellow bloggers would not mind spreading the word about my efforts, I would appreciate all of the advertising and support I can get. I like to think that I’m not going to just be representing myself, but all of us out there on race day.

I am raising this money in an effort to make a difference, I want my first marathon to mean something! I would like to think the hours I spend training and the time I spend blogging are benefiting more then just myself, but also those who are suffering out there and need our support.

Thank you so much! I’ve accept the challenge to aide in kicking cancer’s ass and I hope you guys will do the same!!


{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 caitlin January 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm

making my donation now!


2 biz319 January 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I’ll make one too! You’ll love the Team in Training program – you’ll meet some people who have run 20+ marathons and will give you invaluable advice!


3 Beadie January 21, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Good luck!!


4 caitlin January 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm

also i found your sparkly brown earring from new years. in it was in my couch.

and will you change me on your blog roll? :)


5 fitforfree January 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm

that’s awesome!! my friend recently did the nyc marathon and raised a bunch of money by having a big party (our friend’s band played for free) with beer/booze provided by friends; she walked around all night with a party hat and a donation bucket — when people get drunk they are WAY more likely to throw in a few bucks :-) you could also charge an “admission fee”/donation. It was a lot of fun!


6 Ryan January 21, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Getting ready to make my donation 😀 I think it’s amazing what you’re doing!


7 Aimee January 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm

I would love to take part of the blogger bake sale when you plan the details.


8 Kate January 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm

That is so great of you Meghann! I’ll be sure to donate.


9 VeggieGirl January 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I donated!! :-)


10 Meg January 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Ironically, one of my best friends was just diagnosed with stage 3 leukemia! Thank you for doing this and I will definitely be donating soon!


11 ksgoodeats January 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I meant to comment on the original post but I wanted to let you know that this is really admirable! Kudos to you Meghann!! Wishing you the best of luck with this adventure :)


12 Natalie January 21, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Best wishes to you Meghann! I did my 1st half marathon with TNT in 2007! It was a struggle but I felt great afterwards. I ran in honor of my aunt and my uncle who both died from cancer.


13 Missy (Missy Maintains) January 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I will def. donate! Good luck with everything!!


14 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm

awesome! I will definitely get the buzz out on my blog soon.

Good luck!


15 angelcubbie January 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Hey Caitlin!

Just wanted to say I think what you are doing is great. I live in San Diego and ran the Rock and Roll Marathon last year (it was great by the way, you are going to LOVE the scenery and more than anything, the running Elvis’s every year) and I almost joined TNT but was unable to due to school/work conflicts. Good luck with your endeavor! I’ll definitely buy a shirt! Also, would you be interesting in doing a blog meet up? I plan on running the RNR again this year and I’d love to schedule a dinner w/u & all SD readers!!!


16 brandi January 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm

This is so great – and so exciting!

I’ll make sure to put a note about it on my blog tonight, too. AND donate, too.

Any other news about those tshirts? :) I’ll definitely get one if they’re in the works


17 Sharon January 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Oh wow, that is super exciting! Hope all goes well!!!


18 bobbi January 21, 2009 at 5:20 pm

I ll make sure to let my readers know!


19 sarahannmatheny January 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I’ll give you a shout out on my next post!


20 Sweet and Fit January 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm

you are amazing and will most def kick ass in raising MORE than enough money! you have my support…will be donating today =)


21 Victoria January 21, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Good luck!


22 Rose January 21, 2009 at 7:01 pm

You are so cool, girl! I’ll be sure to pass this around to some friends.


23 Jen January 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Passing this along, what a great thing, Im going to donate what I can!

As for the peanut butter ordeal.. im still eating mine 😀


24 jane January 21, 2009 at 10:20 pm

hey meghann!

i was really excited to hear about your team in training goal and so i added a blog entry today encouraging people to visit your site, donate, and encourage you! i doubt many people read my blog, but i wanted to help spread the word of your awesome pursuit. good for you- i hope your training goes wonderfully!! :)


25 eatingbender January 21, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I will definitely link back to you on my next post!!


26 Erin January 22, 2009 at 6:47 am

I’m so proud of you Meghann! You’re such a freakin’ go getter and I love that about you! I’ll holler atcha on the blog and CONGRATULATIONS!


27 runjess January 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Neat! What marathon are you doing? I’m running my second in April (Big D in Dallas).


28 lilveggiepatch January 22, 2009 at 5:27 pm

You are so awesome, Meghann. Good luck with your training!


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