Hello everyone — Jennifer Jerina and I have been working on a fundraising idea that we would like to share. It could work for everyone who has children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews, etc in local (upstate) schools.
Our children go to school together, and there are four families at the school involved with the P3C3. With approval from the principal, we are hosting a LiveStrong Day at the school. In the weeks before the day, we are selling yellow wristbands and taking donations. On the day itself, Sept. 26, we will have everyone wear their bands and wear as much yellow as they can. We will have drawings at lunch for giveaways such as P3 water bottles, LAF stickers, etc. We are also collecting names of those affected by cancer within our school community (family and friends) and will make a “Chain of Awareness” with names on yellow links, which we will display at the school’s FAll Festival in early October. Also at the fall festival we will sell yellow bands and P3C3 car magnets.
We are also planning on talking with the children about the LAF, P3C3, and cancer awareness through the guidance or PE classes.
Everyone at the school can participate and support “their” riders and volunteers.
Hope this gets some fundraising ideas flowing. If you would like a copy of the letter we are sending home, email me and I can send it to you. You would only need to change the name of the school and the people participating.
Susannah Hogan (Team 5 — the Peloton of Pulchritude — which means “beauty”! Ha!)