It's that time of year again… The City of Hope's Walk for Hope 2008 is on Saturday, May 3 in San Diego. Before you assume I'm blatantly asking for a donation and delete this email, wait! This year, we are trying something different. In 2006, our team, Sandy's Hope, was the biggest fundraiser in San Diego, and in 2007, our team captain, my sister Megan, raised the most money of any individual person in San Diego. This year, I'm going to try something different than simply asking for donations. My husband, Jed, has designed our team shirt, and will be hand silk-screening a shirt for anyone who donates $35 or more to the Walk for Hope, and for anyone who walks with us. (See the attached images below. The hearts were drawn by my fifth grade students, and Jed did the rest.) As Jed is a rising star in the shirt-designing world, this is a rare opportunity! (jedsundwall.com)
Here's how this will work: You can register to walk 3k or 5k with us this year at the Walk for Hope in San Diego, or you can simply donate to the City of Hope. The walk is at 9 am on the University of San Diego campus. Afterward, we are holding a picnic at Kate Sessions Park in San Diego. Anyone is welcome to join us at these events. To register, follow this link and click on "Join My Team": http://www.cityofhope.org/fundraising/vfs/15278384/5058
If you are unable to walk, you can simply click on the same link to donate to our team, Sandy's Hope. With your donation, you can post a message on our team wall. This has been a great way to memorialize our mom, Sandy Carr. (The donations can also be anonymous.) As I stated earlier, we are giving away free custom-designed, hand-printed shirts to anyone who donates $35 or more. After you donate on our team's page, send an email to SandysHope@gmail.com stating the following:
Shirt size: Men's Medium, Large, or Extra Large or Women's Medium, Large, or Extra Large
Color: White shirt with black printing or white shirt with dark pink printing (See images
Jed will be printing the shirts the week before the walk, and a second time one month after the walk. If you order before April 25, we will get you your shirt on or before the walk on May 3. If you order by June 1, you will get your shirts about two weeks later.
Reasons to donate to the City of Hope:
You want to help fund research for breast cancer treatments, and hopefully a cure.
One final plug for money: Many companies offer donation matching services. Check with your supervisor and see if your company offers anything like that.
Please forward this on to anyone and everyone. We'd love to raise even more money than our personal record of $13,000.
Donate or register to walk: http://www.cityofhope.org/fundraising/vfs/15278384/5058
Order shirt at: SandysHope@gmail.com