Taking Aim

“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

I have taken the last month or so off of social media and blogging for the most part.  There’s been some work so that the accounts can function during that time but man was it nice to step away and really relax and concentrate on spending time with my family and friends.

As August kicks-off today, I just wanted to share some updates on Runnin’ Not Walken, how the fundraiser is going, and some thoughts on the future.

First off,  the fundraiser just hit $3,145 between the combined fundraising pages we have set up.  Why’s that a big deal?  $2,250 plus $3,610 plus $4,536 plus $6,517 plus this year’s $3,145 equals $20,058!!!!  Those are our totals since we started fundraising in 2015 for each campaign and including this year’s amount.  We weren’t sure we’d hit $1,000 but here we are, just crossing over this monumental number.  Unbelievable!

Secondly, we recently received a pledge from Parkview Health for $750 which put us at $3,750 in total sponsorship dollars.  This is now an all-time high in support from the Fort Wayne business community!  We have a couple high dollar potential sponsors in the pipeline and with expenses hoping to be flat to slightly up, we’re at the point where most of all of our future sponsorship dollars will go pouring into the fundraiser which should provide some major boosts to it.

Thirdly, we’ve started to introduce the team.  If you’ve not visited our Facebook page lately, head over to www.facebook.com/runninnotwalken to learn more and make sure you follow!

Lastly, this post started with a quote from Zig Ziglar about taking aim.  I always start these fundraising campaigns a bit sick to my stomach as I think to myself about how we’re going to pull this off but somehow the team always hits it’s mark.  We are now less than $2,000 away from hitting our goal and I’m excited to see how August goes.  Here’s to taking aim at hitting the goal by Labor Day and see how high we can push it from there!

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