Today, is one of those days I struggle, and I won’t say what, or who, may have caused that to happen. Instead, I am going to focus on something really positive, Team Underwear Affair for the Scotiabank Marathon. Last year, as many of you may know, I got a team together to participate in the booty hunt. We had such a good time, and raised a lot of money. We were hoping to do this again in 2015, but it wasn’t to be, as the event was cancelled. I decided, after speaking to someone at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, that the next best option was to participate in the 5K walk and run (admittedly, the 15. 6km we walked last year was a bit much for some). We could still dress up, be loud, and bring attention to cancers no one likes to talk about. It’s not just about raising a lot of money, but making sure people are comfortable talking about their experience. I’ve learned that my being outspoken has helped quite a few people!
Since then, I have been toying with a lot of fundraising ideas, that now seem to be possible as realities. I’m looking at setting up a floor hockey department fundraiser in the next few months, and tonight I am meeting with some amazing people to talk a bigger fundraising event. I am so humbled at the offerings of help, some from people I’ve only talked to on Twitter. I am really keen to learn about fundraising, and how to be a better event planner, so this is a win overall.
As well, there are so many people who have offered to join the team. I’m not sure what the final total will be, but I’m hoping it’s big enough to catch the media’s attention. It’s quite sad that the Underwear Affair doesn’t exist anymore, but I do believe it will continue on for some time through the Marathon. If you are interested to join, or to donate, please follow the link below.