Monday, May 9, 2011

I could use some ideas about how to approach fundraising...

So, the funeral was this weekend. It was certainly emotionally gutwrenching, but again, it made me gain some perspective. Hearing Steve's father's words about his lost son...just an amazing tribute to a man gone too soon. I hope some day, people would say so many kind things about me.

That being said, the family asked that any donations go towards an educational fund set up for Steve's son, Charlie. I would like to run the Nashville Half Marathon next year, and raise money for that purpose.

In that respect, I've never done a fundraising run, nor any fundraising at all for that matter. I have a couple of concerns.
1) I don't like asking people for money. That's one I'm just going to have to get past.
2) This is not a traditional one. It's not like I'm doing the American Cancer Society, or L&L Society, or anything like that. I'd be running to honor the memory of my friend, and help with his son's education. How do I do that?

Any thoughts or ideas will be appreciated.