Make a STATEment!

Ahh…two days before the New Year – the holiday bustle still murmurs, but in the aftermath of one too many sugar cookies and that extra cup o’ eggnog…you’re probably feeling it: thinking about those New Year’s Resolutions…mapping out how 2012 is gonna be different.

Lose a few poundslearn a new languagebe more charitable

Now, those thoughts are all well and good…but as I learned last night in a twitter chat – making goals is good, but why wait for the calendar to turn?  See, I’m beyond stoked that I made my fundraising minimum earlier than expected and thought that once I saw that 101 percent, I’d rest easy.  Instead, I’ve just got more fired up!!  I mean, really – how could I not be?  The State Challenge is alive and kicking!!


It really couldn’t be more perfect.  I have donations from half of the 50 states right now and it would be so amazing to say, “I ran a Marathon for Team in Training and had the support of the entire UNITED STATES!

I mean, really.

So if YOU, or know ANYONE who is from, or resides in one of the states below:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

…please pop over to My Fundraising Page today to represent!!

I am no math whiz, but I did a few calculations here, and this is what I came up with…see, if each state has a $1 donation, that’s $25 more toward cancer research, $2/state, $50 to a family that needs help affording cancer treatments, $10 = $250 to keep funding alive for this important research that has changed the face of blood cancers – did you know that as recent as 1949 a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal??? (Read more about Research Successes here)

WE are changing that, dollar by dollar, mile by mile.  With your contribution, you’re joining a team that changes lives.

So – I am asking you, how would you like to start making a different NOW.  Not tomorrow, not next year, but NOW?

Please consider a donation, in whatever amount you can afford – today 🙂

Thank you again for your support!!



My friend Tracy has generously pledged to forward the profits of her current thirtyone outlet sale to my fundraising efforts – please check it out here >> OUTLET SALE!

3 thoughts on “Make a STATEment!

  1. […] As previously reported, I am extremely grateful that I’ve been able to make my Fundraising Goal – with time to spare!  In fact, just this week we were tasked to turn in re-commitment paperwork for the team that dealt with the somewhat touchy details of what will happen if you cannot reach your goal.  I am thankful that I’m in a great place, as far as fundraising is concerned.  I am hopeful that I can reach an even $2k by the time we reach the deadline of March 5, especially since I still have 23 states to go for the State Challenge. […]

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