Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Go Pink for the Cure!!!!!

It's RACE month!!!!!!! Yay!!!!  This Friday October 5th is Go Pink for the Cure Day.....Time to bust out with everything Pink....I mean HEAD to TOE!!!!

Go Pink for the Cure day would be an AWESOME day to do your fundraising for your TEAM! Check out some ideas that one TEAM will be doing.....

Check out below for some Fundraising ideas:

Never miss an opportunity: Now is not the time to be shy. Let everyone know that you are training to

walk/run a 5k. When they ask why, the conversation door has been opened. Take this opportunity to tell

them why you participate in the Komen Race for the Cure series and who YOU Race for. Let them know

what your fundraising goal is and then ask for a donation. This is a great opportunity to educate your

community and fundraise at the same time.


Forget-me-knots: Tie a pink ribbon on your potential donors’ fingers and ask them not to remove it

until they’ve made a donation. This is a great way to turn the, “yeah, I promise I’ll donate” into action.


Corporate Matching: Take advantage of corporate matching gifts programs. Many of your donors may

work for companies that have a program like this — their donation could double simply by filling out a

form from their Human Resources department and following the steps to submit a matching gift.


The Power of 10: Ask 10 friends to donate 10 dollars each to reach a fundraising milestone of 100

dollars! Think of the local community impact that 100 dollars from each participant could achieve!


Corporate Sponsor Shirt: Identify one corporate sponsor that you can ask for a large donation. Offer

to wear their shirt for advertising while training and on the event.


Waiters: Ask the waiter/waitress or bartender at your favorite hangout to donate a day’s tips. If you

have a friend who waits or bartends, ask them, too.


Spare Change: Ask your favorite restaurant or local pub to put out a jar for donations of spare change.

Decorate it with quotes, pictures, pink ribbons. Anything to get someone’s attention. We’ve even seen

portable toilet piggy banks. Put these out somewhere obvious — you’re sure to get some attention.


Donation for Days: Ask people to donate an amount per each mile of your 5k (3.1 miles). Instead of a

$25 donation, encourage them to make three $20 donations! Remember they can pay over the course of

three months. Reminding your donors of the option to donate over time is a great way to increase the size

of donations.


Delegate: Give your close friends donation forms and ask them to get donations for you.


Birthday: In lieu of a gift for your birthday, ask your friends and family to make a donation to the

Komen Race for the Cure.


House-Warming: In lieu of a house-warming gift, ask your friends and family to make a donation to

the Komen Race for the Cure.


Wedding Gift: In lieu of a gift for your wedding, ask your friends and family to make a donation to the

Komen Race for the Cure.


Retirement Gift: In lieu of a retirement party gift, ask your office to support you in at the Komen Race

for the Cure event. What an incredible way to kick off your new life!


Ask your doctor(s), dentist and veterinarian for a donation.


Ask your chiropractor and therapist for a donation.


Ask your yoga instructor or personal trainer for a donation.


Ask your lawyer and insurance agent for a donation.


Ask your auto mechanic or dry cleaner for a donation, or for coupons that you can use at a

fundraising party or raffle.


Ask your neighbors: Write a note to all of the neighbors on your block or in your apartment building

to ask for donations. Include an update on your training and fundraising progress.


Ask your hair stylist: If not a donation in the form of a check, then perhaps in the form of haircuts!

See if he/she will host a hair-cut-a-thon in the salon (or in your garage!). You can probably raise more

donations in two hours of haircutting than you can imagine — be sure to get the word out!

Have a GREAT day!!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Kick Off Party!!

The Arkansas Race for the Cure Kick Off Party to place August 25, 2012 at
The Promenade Chenal!!
The line at registeration was NON STOP!! So exciting!!  The rain held off the whole time.  Attendees enjoyed things like:
Face Painting
Prizes and Meal Discounts from The Promenade
Visiting with Race Chair Kristi Moody and Maggie Moo
Ice Cold Lemonade from Miracle's Pink Team 
It was great to meet so many of you and talk to you about your TEAMS!!!!  We are so excited about the Race and it is so wonderful to get the chance to meet you in person.  Please let us know if you have any questions.... teams@komenarkansas.org
Have a WONDERFUL week!!!!!
Shawna Long

Friday, September 7, 2012

Press Conference 2012

The Moody Family


The 2012 Press Conference was held at the soon to be RACE SPACE on August 8th.  This year's race theme was announced by Race Chair Kristi Moody~ RUN AS ONE! That says it all folks.....Let's do this together~There is nothing like that feeling that morning! If you know someone that has never been apart of the race I encourage you to invite them so they can RUN AS ONE with you and share the experience! Kristi is a survivor herself so knows all to well what this is all about......She is amazing!

More coverage of the Press Conference can be seen here: http://www.katv.com/story/19236646/organizers-announce-theme-details-for-2012-komen-race

Also announce were the 2012 Calendar Firefighters! Calenders are now available for purchase at www.komenarkansas.org You are welcome! ;)

Have a great day!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hot Pink Heroes Luncheon 2012

Today our Top Fundraisers were treated to lunch at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.  Guests enjoyed a delicious grilled chicken salad, rolls, tea and chocolate cream brulee.  It was so good and the mansion is BEAUTIFUL!

Among the speakers were our 2011 Race Chair Jill that spoke about what an awesome Race we had and she thanked the fundraisers for all their hard work and decication to the cause!

This years Race for the Cure Race Chair is Kristi Moody.  She is excited and ready for this years "Race Season".  Kristi is married, a mother of two precious girls and a breast cancer survivor so she is very dedicated to the cause! She has chosen the Theme for this year to be Run as One.  She talked about how she came to deciding on the theme.  Kristi is a runner and her husband would always meet her at the finish line after the race which is awesome! Well, last year he got to experience what it is like to walk the race route as well.....and he was in AWE of the feeling of everyone coming together as ONE for ONE cause. So, there is was born....Run as One!!!

Survivor JoAnne Trinkle also spoke to the guests.  Thank you so much JoAnne! You did great!!!

Awards were then given out to the HOT PINK HEROES......To see all the photos of those awarded and of the luncheon click the following link: http://shawnalongphotography.smugmug.com/Events/Hot-Pink-Heroes-Luncheon-2012/24154675_vCvzCL#!i=1963687415&k=kkCWzVV

Hope to see you all there next year!!!  If you need any ideas on fundraising just check out: www.komenarkanas.com or email me or Laurie at teams@komenarkansas.org  Remember "The Power of 10" Just ask 10 friends for $10 and you will have raised enough to help cover a mammogram!!!

Thank you so much for your support! With your help we will find a cure!!!!! Have a GREAT weekend!!!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I hope EVERYONE had a good 4th of the July holiday!!  I hope you were surrounded by family, friends, good food and NO fireworks!!! Ha! No really....but seriously folks...Times like that are good times to start getting your team together! Wow....yes, it is that time already! The more the merrier!!!  Just click on the following link and it will take you to the Komen page for ALL things on how to register and fundraise!!!! http://www.komenarkansas.com/ If you have ANY questions just contact me (Shawna Long) or Laurie Reynolds at teams@komenarkansas.org.

Have a great weekend!

Illuminate the Cure

If you were at the Illuminate the Cure~Mother's Day event....Here are some BEAUTIFUL photos from the night from our good friend Paul Henry. Enjoy!!  http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulhenry/sets/72157629845034684/

Friday, June 22, 2012

A couple weeks ago, at age 38, I went for my first mammogram. I went to Conway Regional Women's Center.....They were soooooooo nice....just check out my nice comfy robe. When she handed it to me it was nice and warm!!! My tech's name was Laurie and since my Laurie and I work together on the TEAMS committee I knew I was in good hands!! We have all heard of "The Machine" .....so I didn't know how it was going to feel. Laurie was very nice and explained everything she was doing and why. I was not the most comfortable thing in the world mind you but wasn't bad at all!! A base line mammogram is recommended to be done between the ages of 35-40 so they will know where you start out. After 40 they should be done every year. If you would like more information about mammograms you can click on the following link and it will tell you more info. http://www.medicinenet.com/mammogram/article.htm
Love, Shawna