We are in the middle of week 8 and I can’t believe how fast this is going. My team and I have been working so very hard to make the biggest difference we can for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each of us have different inspirations and reasons we are a part of this cause – if you haven’t already, check out the “Meet the Team” posts on my campaign Facebook page here!
Please take a few minutes to check out all we have going on – with just 17 days until the Grand Finale, we are packing it all in and have a lot of really great things to share. So here’s your “click list” – but I really hope you’ll peek at all of it…especially because the Grand Finale – the final big, exciting event is the last thing!
As this campaign has progressed during the crazy of the pandemic, it became quite clear that we would need to get creative and also step outside the normal fundraising events. We planned all of those and each one was canceled. So I have worked with two campaign supporters to bring two fundraising opportunities to our supporters. After-all, I doubt I am the only person seeking online means of spring/summer wardrobe and self-care needs.
Zyia offers high-quality athletic/athleisure wares that I’ve quickly become quite the fan of. If you’re new to the line, note that you had better snag what you love fast – items can run out quickly. They offer new releases each Wednesday, and restocks periodically as well.
Shop Zyia HERE by Saturday May 30 for the full commission (20%) of your sale to be donated to our fundraiser!! Note: the usual host incentives are also up for grabs. Each item you purchase gets your name in the hat for two drawings: one for the free product earned and another for the 1/2 off items.
Perfectly Posh offers a line of self-care items that I’ve personally been a fan of for years. The local business owner, Shaleen, personally provided all the supplies for our recent Pamper Party. Now, she is also offering to donate her commission.
Shop Posh HERE by Saturday May 30 for the full commission (25%) of your sale to be donated to our fundraiser! If you’re new to Posh, know their products are fantastic for sensitive, dry skin – that was why our family fell in love with them… real need! We love the Chunk bars for all of us, the Big Fat Yummy Hand Creams for rich non-greasy lotion, and the Bath Fizzis too. The many facewashes and masks I’ve tried have been wonderful as well.
Saturday May 30: we will be moving! We are so excited for this virtual race where participants get to choose their HOW and their HOW LONG. We invite you to Run it – Bike it – Walk it – Hike it. When you register, you’ll see choices of a 5k, 10k, and half marathon. You choose what works – set a new distance record, set a new PR, or just stroll along, knowing you’re supporting a worthy cause.
WE ARE GETTING MEDALS! Although we have yet to hit the 250 participants, I simply could not see accepting no medal. Why? My niece – my lymphoma warrior – my why – designed it. Unknowingly, but still. It’s her drawing. So we are making it happen. Help us hit 250 participants and we will be able to make even more of the participant registration costs a donation! It nearly cuts the medal costs in HALF, so it’s super worthwhile to shoot for it. Plus, at 250 people, we add the second Barbados tropical resort certificate to the participant giveaway to the St. Lucia resort. More details HERE.
Not a “medal person??” That’s ok! You can elect for your medal to go to a cancer patient – how cool is that? You get moving – you earn a medal for someone who cannot right now!! If you DO love a cool, unique medal, GREAT! You can opt for BOTH. It’s only $5 more to get TWO – one for YOU and one for a PATIENT!
Register today if you’ve not already. You can make it a neighborhood bird-watching stroll, or go for a new PR in the half. Whatever you wish for – just sign up, support the cause, and share with your friends!
Don’t miss your chance to snag the awesome Warrior Unicorn Panda merchandise, or other inspirational themes and art from the local (Mt. Vernon) One Mission. This design first surfaced while my niece was fighting Lymphoma in 2019. Today, this design continues to support the cause of making a brighter future for cancer patients. Check out the shirts, mugs, and more here! 40% of all purchases through our link will go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Our team is offering 14 packages for the cause – beautiful art, professional hair services, and leisure – Cedar Rapids, Iowa City/Coralville, and St. Louis… and, if you’re a Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, or Iowa Hawkeye fan, we have a few things for you too. Check out the event on Facebook for details on each package. Bidding ends on Saturday June 6!
Just over a year ago, Maureen Beran opened the first Barre 3 studio in the area in Iowa City. This dear friend has offered to volunteer her time to teach a virtual class… and I can’t wait! New to Barre 3?
barre3 is a full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. All you will need are some handheld weights between 1-8 lbs (or weight-like objects such as cans of food or filled water bottles), water to drink, and some space to take up. We’ll guide you through the rest!
Your registration includes a ticket for the drawing in 3 prize choices. Additional tickets are just $5! •Barre 3 Livestream 2-week pass (Value $45) •Fleet Feet Des Moines 5k Training Program scholarship (begins August; value $75) •Total Rejuvenation Cedar Rapids Floatation Therapy (90-min; value $69)
To register: •Donate $20+extra raffles via Venmo @EmilyWOY2020 or LLS link. •Email emilyWOY2020@gmail.com with name and preferred email for attendee; include the raffle count and which items entered for in your email.
**Registration will close and donations will be verified by noon Friday June 5; Maureen will then send the link for the Livestream class after attendees are confirmed.**
Thank you to the generosity of many, team Impossibly Strong will have 12 packages for the Grand File Silent Auction. The auction will open Wednesday, June 10 and close early on Saturday June 13. The winning donation on each item our team worked so hard for will count towards our team total. Check out the amazing packages and register (see Grand Finale below for HOW) to check these and many other items out, and to join the bidding fun.
Thank you to the generous support of the Elite Island Resorts, our team is giving away FOUR tropical resort packages. This is in addition to the others given away early in our campaign and through our Virtual Race. Yes, they generously contributed EIGHT!
Each of the four vacation resort certificates includes a stay of 7-10 days for 2-3 rooms/suites/villas. The winner must pay a daily per-person resort all-inclusive expense, plus airfare. Check each package photo for details – some excursions included, in addition to the all-inclusive luxury! Each one also is good until December 20, 2021 – so, ample time to win, dream, plan, and go.
Chances: each package is limited to 50 chances to win; you pick your “box” for package choices, and your lucky numbers. Chances to win are $20/1 or $100/6 and they can be split among the packages/boxes. On Saturday June 13, we will draw the winners live!
*Box 1 includes 100 chances for the drawing of TWO resort certificates – the first name drawn will get to pick, the second name will get the other. They include the first Antigua and the Grenadines resorts; Box 2 is 50 chances for ONE certificate for Panama – a resort/experience highly rated by a personal dear friend; and, Box 3 is 50 chances for ONE certificate in Antigua. There are differences in the cost you pay to go – please note the details in the photos!
To enter, Donate on Venmo @Emilywoy2020 or Maria’s Page HERE! Email Maria Gaffney at email@example.com or text at 563-608-2087 to select your box and squares! You can see updated box availability on the Facebook event page HERE.
This exciting 10-week campaign comes to a close on Saturday June 13! Though it is usually celebrated with a Gala, complete with in-person celebrations, this year will of course be unique. We are excited to welcome all friends, family, supporters to join us for this shorter Virtual Celebration at 6pm on Saturday June 13.
Join us via Zoom! To receive this link, you MUST pre-register. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is working hard to keep these events smooth-sailing, including monitoring for gala-crashers. In order to do so, they need to be appropriately staffed and need to be sure the Zoom event is set up for the correct volume of participants. So please please don’t delay. It is super simple to register – it took me at most ONE MINUTE via text. You can elect to go online, though if you’re a mobile user, the text setup is a breeze.
Text LLSiowa2020 to 76278 and it will walk you through the prompts. Register online HERE, otherwise!
This whole experience has been such an honor. To see many supportive faces on this celebratory evening would be an incredible honor. Please, join me!