I’ve needed some time to chill, process, and get back to my regular routine after the tournament, but I’ve been wanting to post a recap of the event.
First of all, everyone was SO generous. My expectations for our first event were exceeded in both players and dollars.
The tournament had a profit of around $4300.
I was not expecting that. I wasn’t expecting 59 players and I wasn’t expecting thousands in profit. Especially not for our first effort that was put together in three months time.
I can’t thank everyone who participated enough for their generosity. I’m still sort of riding the high of a successful event so I’m thinking I’ll probably do it again next year, only this time we’ll start the planning process a lot earlier! I plan to post the pictures I took on the More Than Ribbons website and Facebook page soon, so please look us up on Facebook.
Fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a year-round thing, so if you want to either participate in the Relay or make a donation, there is always opportunity to donate to team More Than Ribbons!! Link: https://bit.ly/2FL8Jn8
I apologize in advance if you follow both blogs…this will be a duplicate post.
I didn’t know much about the Relay For Life event and what it symbolizes before I joined. I just wanted to do something more because I’m sick of cancer.
When I read about it, I realized it’s actually pretty amazing and I wanted to share that here, as well as provide the link to the American Cancer Society so you can have the full story (click here).
Relays are anywhere from 6-24 hours in length. They are walked on a course or a track. At least one person from each team is always on the track, representing the ongoing fight against cancer. It starts with a survivor/fighter lap, then a caregiver lap, then the Relay begins. Teams have “campsites” around the track with activities, games, and refreshments that people can enjoy when they’re not walking. At sunset, the Luminarias are lit.
The above image is from the American Cancer Society website (link here). It’s a great, eye-opening visual of the event.
So, local peeps! I’d love it if you’d join us. So far, it’ll be me and Brad walking for 3 hours each, haha (our Relay is 6 hours). We’re going to have some fun stuff at our campsite so you’ll be entertained and well taken care of. It’ll be a great time for a great cause. Join us!!
Join More Than Ribbons (click here).
I mentioned in previous posts that I have a plan to do some fundraising activities for the Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) under the team name More Than Ribbons. Well, More Than Ribbons has a website and a blog (morethanribbons.org)! It’s a work in progress, but things are starting to get organized and I’m excited for what the future holds.
Everyone knows my story and why I am supporting this cause, but I’m hoping other people may be willing to share their stories as well. So many people have been impacted by cancer…whether they are fighters, survivors, caregivers, or the loved one of a survivor, fighter, or someone who lost their fight. I’m hoping to share those stories on the More Than Ribbons blog.
If you’d like to contribute, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you, and the community should hear from you as well to help build awareness and show that we are all more than ribbons!
Feel free to email me at email@example.com!
So I’ve decided to do a thing and join my local Relay for Life event which is organized by the American Cancer Society. I’m going to work on some fancy and cool fundraising ideas over the next 150 some odd days until the event, so stay tuned!
And, of course, if you’d like to join the team and walk the walk, please do! The more the merrier. My team name for this event is “More Than Ribbons” because we ARE more than ribbons. We are more than cancer. We are people. We’re people who have dealt with or are dealing with more BS than anyone should ever have to experience. Join the team here.
I will be working on and sharing some fun ways to contribute to my fundraising goals, but if you feel like making a straight donation today, I won’t fight you on it. You can make a donation here.
The Relay for Life also has an awesome and beautiful way for you to support fighters and caregivers, honor survivors, and remember those we’ve lost. For $10, you can purchase a luminaria and include a personal message. I plan on purchasing several for those I know who have been affected in one way or another. You can get yours here.
So, the walk itself is April 26th at 6:00pm at Cane Bay High School in Summerville. Join the team so I can see you there!
More info to come, but I ask you, on this Giving Tuesday, to consider making a donation or purchasing a Luminaria.
Also, you can check back on the static blog page for More Than Ribbons for updated information (click here) AND you can also see the amazing logo I designed for the team!