Friday, February 15, 2013

Working together to make things happen!

As some of you know Monkey was chosen to be one of this year’s honorees for the Spring Arthritis Walk. We are so honored by this and we are working even harder now to raise awareness and funds for the Arthritis Foundation!

Today I spoke with the local coordinator, Kristina, about some more fundraising ideas and ways that we can work together to make this walk rock! I am so pumped and determined to make some of our ideas a reality! (Sorry for all the !!! I’m just really excited!!! haha) So far the fundraising ideas we’ve discussed are:

~ My friend selling baked goods at local offices. (So far she’s already had great success and we SO appreciate that she’s doing this for Monkey!)

~ A cut-a-thon at our local salon.

~ Possible fitness class fundraiser with a local fitness club.

~ Selling calzones or candy bars from local businesses.

~ Setting out donation cans with flyers at local businesses.

~ Possibly hold an online auction.

~ Sell paracord bracelets with a blue ribbon for JA.

I’m also really excited to share with you that Kristina informed me that she is nominating Monkey and our family to be considered to be a National Honoree. How awesome would it be to help raise JA awareness on a NATIONAL level?!

Sometimes it feels like our voices are so small and so often unheard but when we work together we can amplify our voice and share our stories about JA! Together we can make sure that more people know about JA and the families it effects. Together we can help raise funds to further research that could lead to a cure some day! If you would like to help in any way please let me know! You can also join our walk team or make a donation by visiting our team page here.