August can feel like December with the ramp up of Back to School – the calendar books up in the blink of an eye and summer seems like a distant memory before it even ends. Plus, we’ve been busier than ever getting ready for our September 21st 5k (Go to www.5kforkidscancer.com to register!) We can’t wait!!! Those are our excuses for posting our August FirstGiving Promotions almost halfway through August!
We’ve mentioned in previous posts just how important FirstGiving is to ISF. Last year we raised over $100,000 through pages YOU created. We’re officially halfway through 2013, and we’ve already raised $33,000 through FirstGiving – our goal is $100,000 (33% to goal!). We know we WILL get there thanks to the constant support from old AND new friends. August and September are always our highest giving months so we are excited to see where we will end up!
To thank you for all of your efforts this month, we’ve set up some pretty fabulous prizes – we like to call it the ISF 5K Swag Bag (drumroll, please…):
If you raise at least $1000 on your Firstgiving page by August 31st, 2013, you will be entered to win:
- A $100 Dicks gift card (did we mention it’s Back to School AND ISF 5k time?? How many tennis shoes are YOU buying this month!!); Thank you to Dicks Sporting Good for donating this to us!
- Two entries to the ISF 5k for Kids Cancer; and,
- Five raffle tickets to use at the race. You will NOT BELIEVE the items that are coming in for the raffle and silent auction so these could be your winning tickets!
Even if your name isn’t pulled from the hat, just by raising $1000 you will have access to our Firstgiving VIP tent that will be at the race. This includes a delicious hot breakfast, piping hot coffee, time to socialize with new and old friend, AND bragging rights for the entire day.
For every $1000 you raise, your name goes in the bucket for these prizes again and again. That’s your incentive to go beyond your monthly goals – how many times will your name be entered??
Remember that raising money has never been easier. Use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – whatever social media site you adore this month to get the word out. Tell all of your friends just how easy it is to set up a Firstgiving page for ISF. Let’s do this together – spread awareness and beat this Big Bad Thing for good.
Thank you from everyone here at ISF and as always, Happy Fundraising!!