on Friday. Yes, I know it's Friday. The weeks keep slipping by! Anyways, it is time for another update on our marathon training with Team in Training. Steve and I will be running in the San Antonio Marathon November 16. While we are training, we are raising awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our hope and prayer is that we can help in the race to find a cure for these diseases!
I thought I would post a bit about the fund raising aspect of this journey and then share the winners of my first prize drawings!
When we first signed up to do the marathon we were told that we needed to raise a minimum of $8200 between the two of us. Yikes. That seemed like a lot of money! (And it is!) I don't particularly enjoy asking people for money and Steve has a downright aversion to it, so I knew it wouldn't be 'easy'. Steve designed a great support letter to send friends and family. I talked about our undertaking on my blog and amongst the knitters on the Ravelry site. And it has been amazing (and humbling) to watch as the funds have come in.
To update you, as of today we have raised roughly $7478 of the $8100 minimum. Personally I would love to be able to raise $10,000, but we will see!!! We are helping with a Poker Run on Saturday August 23rd which is one of the fund raisers our local team is doing. If you are reading this and are interested in more information on how to take part in it, just post a comment; send an email or give a call!!!
Now, on to the winners of the prizes. I did two drawings.... one for the knitter (since the prize was yarn and all!) and one for the non-knitters. Here is who won:
Allison won the Ladigitessa sock kit from Yarnissma (Wollmeise yarn and sock pattern) - courtesy of anonymous. I know that Allison will enjoy this. I know I would!!
Nancy (a fellow knitter and Spring Flinger) won the Loopy Ewe 'Don't Be Blue Kit' courtesy of Sheri at The Loopy Ewe!
For the non-knitter (fondly referred to as 'muggles') there is a $25.00 Applebees Gift Card courtesy of Sumo our dog (who earns them by eating massive amounts of Purina One Dog Food) which is going to my oldest brother Greg!!! We have received tremendous encouragement and support from both of our families and consider it a huge blessing!! But Greg, you get the gift card!!!
A big THANK YOU to all who have supported us so far! We couldn't do this without you. We will have another drawing after our funds are all in for several more prizes that you can see here.
If you would like to donate and be part of the race to find a cure, head over to my donation page. For every $25.00 donated you get a chance to win a prize AND the deep felt thanks for helping us and those diagnosed with Leukemia; Lymphoma and other blood cancers run the race!!
Until Next Time......