This year I have decided to do things a bit differently. I’ll back track a bit, just so you know why…
I was diagnosed with Thyroid disease back in 2011 and then thyroid cancer in 2012, had a partial thyroidectomy. I came away feeling great, until the roller coaster of leveling out my medication took it’s toll. Over 2012 and all of 2013, I found my drive for planning any events rather daunting and just no energy to put pen to paper, let alone come up with a clear thought for what to do next. So I decided to take the year off and figure out my needs.
Around Dec. 2013, I finally started to feel myself again and then the guilt set in, big time! I hadn’t planned a single way to get donations for our charity, and no with only a couple months to go, I needed to kick it up a notch and fast!
I slowly started to write out some plans, but nothing was exciting me, I had done all the usual fundraisers. I guess I wasn’t back in the game just yet…
UNTIL the other day I had an epiphany! It all just flooded in like a storm in my head!!! Yay an idea! Finally!!!
So the plan for 2014~ Not to focus on the money numbers, but to focus on the Team numbers and make this one of the biggest years for participants yet! This is an event that should bring the community together. Each year we have had a great turn out and always surpassed our donation goals, but I sometime notice that people don’t sign up due to how much money they feel they need to raise in order to join us. This has never been the case, but this year it’s about getting a BIG team and seeing everyone come together for the BC Children’s hospital ChildRun.
***If people want to donate, I will not say no, as the money goes to children’s cancer research, and who could say no to that?!***
I am also asking our friends and family that don’t live close to the event, to sign up for the “Virtual Run”. This means you can run from where ever you are, Kelowna, Alberta, and beyond…even if you are on some hot sunny beach in Hawaii!! Virtual runs are free, but it will count in our total numbers of participants for the ChildRun!!! Hope to see you all out!!!
Feeling excited…again 🙂