I'm going to be participating in the Conquer Cancer ride from Vancouver BC to Seattle WA (http://www.conquercancer.ca). The ride is to raise money and awareness for cancer research. My personal goal is to raise $3200 (or more) and currently, I'm looking for donations. To date, I've raised $1540 so I'm about half-way there...I'm turning to my favorite bike forum to ask for help reaching my goal. Would you like to donate or know of someone who would? Doesn't have to be a lot, every little bit helps!
If you're doing the ride as well, let me know...especially if you are in the CRD area, perhaps we can get out for some training rides. Thanks to all those who have already show a massive amount of support!
I am about to sign up for the Alberta ride, I was a bit hesitant about raising that much, till I approached the boss, now i am going to get some custom jerseys made up with the Company logo for which the company will pay, my branch is kicking in minimum $500, if the other branches do $200, I'm set! the company likes it, free advertising, and they get a useful tax deduction. Who do you work for?
I'm trying to see if i can get decent artwork from the ride organizers to incorporate on the jersey, that way when doing my training rides, I can fish for more donations.
the Money will come in easier than you think. I raised over 2K in a month. I am nearly at the minimum with lots of time left till the ride. Just hit up everyone you know for donations small amounts add up quick. How about instead or including the jersey is to ask your company to match whatever you donate. So if you raise half your goal you are set?
that's a good idea. I was considering approaching my old work place to see if they would do something similar. Pretty certain my current employer wouldn't do it.
How are you doing the custom jerseys? The places I looked at required a minimum order...though I considered just asking a custom t-shirt place to do a one off.
I was a little hesitant asking because of the way the economy is and I know that the business has slowed considerably.
I'm getting the jersey(s) through Voler, semi custom. Not cheap, but not outrageous either, you can combine with some t-shirts etc with the same artwork to bring the unit cost down, so if the company goes for it, several employees can be getting the name out too. Do remember, the company gets a tax deduction, and it associates their name with a good cause. You can carry on wearing the jersey after the event as well.