Monday, April 13, 2009


Left out the two-person tent last post.
Here it is!
(from the Boston walk)
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Yesterday my friend Joan and I walked together for about 45 minutes. Joan is pushing 80 ... but SHE was pushing ME on our walk! She's amazing!

After we finished walking, I continued on for another hour and forty five minutes. I thought it was warmer and walked without a jacket. It took me the rest of the day to warm up.

On my walk I decided that I will write a fund-raising letter to all my doctors today. Let's see how they respond! In another week ... I'll set up a fund-raising letter on the front desk in school. I've been training ... but I'm a bit lazy when asking for $$$!

1 comment:

  1. You can do it, Roberta!

    Share your story, your reasons for walking, and most especially, your passion for the cause.

    People give to people, not causes. They will give because they respect *you* and what you are doing.

    A few days or a week after you believe they've received the letter, leave a phone message or get them in person if possible. Make your letter memorable in some way - maybe on pink paper? Or some stickers - something you can tell them to look for when searching through their pile of mail. Be prepared to fax another copy of the letter.

    There's a lot of guilt in a stamp! Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope so they can send you their check. In short, make it as easy as you can for them to donate. Of course, always offer the website as a way to make the donation too.

    Don't forget your insurance agent, dentist, hair salon - anyone that you support with your business should be asked for a donation.

    And remember - you are not "asking for money", you are asking people to be a part of the solution to a problem that affects us all!

    Best of luck!