Fundraising for Blondes 101: Kitty cat kissing booths and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
40 days, 1000 bones.
Can it be done? Of course. Will it be done? I certainly hope so. Either way, we’re about to find out.
At first I was all “ONE MILLION DOLLARS LETS DO IT YEAH!!!” but then reality was like…
So I did some serious thinking, calculating, rationalizing. I’m not the type to ask anybody for anything. Ever. ESPECIALLY not money. Call it the Irish in me.
I won’t be asking my friends, family or co-workers for cash and I won’t be setting up a donations jar on my desk. I WILL work my butt off to earn it though – fairly, creatively and in a way that’s fun because this is how I do.
Breast cancer awareness and prevention are things I feel passionately about and when I do something, I like to do it right.
That said, I also like to meet (and then exceed) the goals that are set for me. Thus, my official fundraising goal for 2012′s CIBC Run for the Cure is…
That’s right — a coooool grand.
Achievable? Definitely. Ambitious? Not ridiculously, but being that I am only one person and don’t have the time to go door-to-door selling chocolate cover almonds (frig, those things are sooo good), I think it’s reasonable.
Between myself and my team members (That’s right! I’ve got team members now! I’ll be introducing them all next week), we should soar past that goal with ease! Wheezy ease, in my case.
In fact, I’ve already raised $100 on my own thanks to a few gracious homies (and my mom) who donated before I even promoted my original post.
I’m sending everybody who donates a hand-made fansign or, if they’d prefer, a YouTube video expressing my appreciation.
I’ll also be doing some (but likely not all) of the following things with my team or by myself in an effort to raise funds before the CIBC Run for the Cure.
Feel free to use this list as an inspiration point for your own efforts! And if you have any suggestions for me, drop them in the comment section below.
Laurenoutloud’s CIBC Run for the cure fundraising ideas list:
- Charity car wash: Bikinis recommended, but optional.
- Busking for breast cancer: set up on a street corner with a guitar (and somebody who knows how to play it) and collect change.
- Offer services: Want me to Photoshop your little brother’s face onto a donkey? Come with you to the mall and dress you up cute-like? Teach you how to dougie? I can do do that… for a price.
- Face painting: I can do that, too. Hire me for your next party / event / lonely
- Auction: I have things. So many things. I will open up and Ebay auction to sell them all for funds.
- Dress-up party: My teammates and I will be hosting at least one fundraising bash before the CIBC Run for the Cure happens. We’re not sure what that looks like, yet, but we’ve got a location and we’ve got ideas, too. Most involve costumes. Stay tuned
- I wear your face on my shirt: I will wear your face on my shirt for an entire day if you want me to. $100 + Cost of shirt.
- Puppy-dog kissing booth: Want to smooch a pooch? I don’t have one and my cat will probably bite your face off so… well, this idea doesn’t work well for my purposes. Never mind.
If you’d like to donate to me right this moment (YOU GENEROUS ANGEL!), my page can be found here.
And, as always, you can show your support by Volunteering for the CIBC Run for the Cure and by following The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region on Twitter and joining the conversation on Facebook.