Thursday, August 27, 2009

walking, writing, fundraising!

My next walking event is the Komen Race for the Cure 5k on September 20th. I will be walking with a team of friends and friends of friends, the MissFit Alliance. Yes, this team was born out of the MissFit Dragons (dragon boat team).

The next big event after that is the Mayor's Walk, 10k, which is a part of the Portland Marathon. Write Around Portland, is doing a fundraiser in conjunction with the Portland Marathon and its associated events - for walkers and runners. This amazing organization is one of the many which has been hit with budget cuts due to decreased funding. The staff of Write Around Portland, who are the original founders (plus one), as well, have decreased their work hours in response - which has not decreased the amount of work they do, only the amount they are being paid. They use their funds very well, run an excellent program, and have served our community well.

I don't generally do fundraising in conjunction with my walking events. But this time is different. You can read more about my story and reasons for supporting them on my FirstGiving page - where you can also be a donor of whatever amount you feel you can afford. You can either click on the button below, or click on the widget at the top left.

Honestly, I would not be fundraising if I didn't stand behind the organization 100%. As a volunteer facilitator for them, I have seen firsthand the difference their workshops make in people's lives.

Think about it. Even $5 will make a difference.