Julie Andrews? Are the hills alive with the sound of music? They are when Team Survivor comes to play! Welcome to September – we are now four months from the Team Survivor Kickoff, five months from TNT training, and it is just 9 months until the purple argyle descends upon Lake Tahoe! Wishing you all a fabulous Labor Day weekend! Thanks for signing up with Team Survivor to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
ABR (Always Be Recruiting) – With 4 months until our Kickoff on January 16th, we have 28 teammates registered for Lake Tahoe. Our goal is 40 riders and $100,000 in fundraising. Ask friends and family in your circle to join us for this great cause! Here is the registration information for you to share: https://registration.teamintraining.org/event-zip-search/80210/event-selected/143137 – select America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride and join Team Survivor. Colin Powers, get in touch with me and I’ll get you a promo code for free registration!
FUNDRAISING – It’s early days, but it is never too early to start fundraising. What is your fundraising plan for the year? Do you have events scheduled? Do you have matching funds in place? Are you going to be happy raising the minimum (of course you aren’t, lives depend on this!)? We have found that our most successful fundraising years have been those where we start early and have a plan to succeed! Here’s your September challenge: Start a Facebook fundraiser – did you know you can tie a Facebook fundraiser directly to your TNT fundraising site? Here’s how! https://fundraise.lls.org/facebook/fundraiser If you aren’t a Facebook fan, the challenge is to send your first letter or email to potential donors. To date, we have raised $6,242. Only $93,758 to go to fund a life saving blood cancer research portfolio! Take a look at some of the fundraising that happened in August and check out ‘Upcoming Events’ below for some fundraisers happening later this year!
- Thursday, September 19th, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Main Event Fundraiser – come join your Team Survivor hosts Juliet, Erin, and Michelle, for dinner, drinks, and games, at the Main Event in Highlands Ranch, all supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
- Saturday, October 5th – 3 Freaks Brewery Celebration – Come drink beer, sing Karaoke and celebrate Rance’s birthday, while we raise money for Team Survivor and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. https://www.facebook.com/events/919981635049368/
- Friday, October 18th – Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Rings Watch Party. Lord of the Rings is our theme for next year so join us to watch the first movie in the trilogy. This will be held at Primal at 6:00 pm on October 18th and I’ll send a separate invite.
- Thursday, January 16, 2020 – Team Survivor Kickoff – we’ll get you ready for the season and give you an opportunity to spend time with your teammates before training begins in February. We’re working on an exciting lab tour for registered teammates. Many more details to follow, but please mark your calendars now and plan to join us!
Thursday, May 28, 2020 – Team Survivor Send Off – one final celebration of our season of fundraising and training before we head to Lake Tahoe! Working to host this with Primal again next year.
SATURDAY ESPRESS(O) RIDES – August was another very active month for Team Survivor – lots of rides and lots of great times!
Be sure to join the Team Survivor – Saturday Espress(o) – Sir Rancelot series on Saturday August 31st, and Saturday, September 7th (event links below!)
https://www.facebook.com/events/414123162796239/ – August 31st
https://www.facebook.com/events/1273589236148394/ – September 7th
Enjoy the ride.
Recruit a friend – collect some donations!
See you soon!