Last week someone (Matthew Thomas) over at Team DAWS, the charity dedicated to ridding the planet of the horrible genetic disease known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA for short, came up with the crazy idea of challenging myself and a friend of mine (Mitch Brannen) to a little fundraiser for DAWS to raise some cash for a good cause.
This is a very simple event.
Assuming a certain threshold of fundraising is met Mitch and I will dress up and run as Anna and Elsa (From Frozen…but you knew that) during the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend if people donated money.
After the fundraising goals are met, we will be dressed in full costumes that are being designed including a matching tutu or skirt. But who could forget complimenting makeup and a full wig to ensure authenticity…jeesh.
Donate money today and see us run around Walt Disney World in full regalia. You never know what surprises may be in store.
What are the minimum donations for the two of us to run?
- At the $500 total donation level, we will run the 5K in full costume.
- At the $700 total donation level, we will run the 10K in full costume.
- At the $1000 total donation level, we will run the Half Marathon in full costume.
When does the race take place?
- Walt Disney World Marathon weekend is January 8-11, 2015
How do you know we ran in costume?”
- Pictures will be taken along the way and posts on all of our social media including a Go-Pro video of the race!
Do you get a tax receipt?
- Yes, 100% of your donation will be tax deductible and a receipt will come from DAWS.
Upping the Ante: …but wait, there’s more…
If we raise $2000 in total donations, I have reluctantly agreed to shave my legs for the event…how do I get myself into these things? I keep remembering it’s all for a good cause.
Wait, it gets better! Again at the same $2000 total donation level, Mitch will shave his head! No joke, we have video of him saying he would and you can see it here on my Facebook page!
Something for YOU the donor!
For every $25 you donate, you will be entered into a drawing for a free pair of new running shoes. Donations must be made by November 30, 2014. The drawing will be held on December 1, 2014. Emails will be sent out to receive information on Brand, Style, Size, and Shipping Address. Brooks, Asics, Nike, Saucony, and New Balance are all available.
I didn’t realize training for Dopey would make me so…well, you know. Uh, happy to help out a good cause!
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Reblogged this on Musings of The Edmonton Tourist and commented:
I am incredibly proud to have been a co-founder of this foundation! We aren’t your typical board tho, we lean to the side of the rediculous. Which is likely why we act before thinking. This is our next great adventure! Please consider donation and have your name entered for a pair of running shoes. New ones of course, unless you call dibs on my old ones. -Robyn