Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Proof

... of my unfaithfulness to you all. Still riddled with guilt, I have made more posts in a week than I normally do in a month. And there's more to come ... but that will have to wait until tomorrow, because when I logged on tonight, the following confirmation was beaming in my in-box.
Hi Lisa,

Your article is now live at: Like a Fine Wine, Fundraising Should be Savored

My first official published piece. Sorry to gush, but it's so cool - or, well, it is to me.

To recap, I ran a full marathon (that's 26.2 miles) in January (in Phoenix). It was my first and I'll have to say it was definitely life changing in many ways. I did this in order to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of a dear friend who was diagnosed with lymphoma. I managed to raise $5000 in less than 4 months - mostly through word of mouth and blog posts but I also hosted a wine tasting fundraiser at my home. It was the latter that I wrote about for the Step By Step Fundraising web site. It's a fabulous resource for fundraising efforts - go there for ideas and be sure to tell people about them.

I have to go now and drink some wine in honor of my article and also a toast to my friend in whose honor I ran, and to the Step By Step site, and quite frankly to all of you!

Hmmmm ... methinks I will need either a smaller glass or a bigger bottle.


Heather said...

OMG! So awesome!!!! I LOVE it! You're so smart Miss Lisa! I wonder if I can have one of these to help pay off my student loans? No?

Congratulations. You rock! :)

Angela DeRossett said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read more from you.

Amazing fundraising by the way!

Anonymous said...

Terrific article. You are amazing and I don't mind you cheating on me one little bit, especially when it's this good!

Great job, lady.