As you know, Patty is an avid Jazerciser (if there is such a word!) Combine the excitement of Jazercise and a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and you’ll probably see Patty doing a remake of Pink’s song “I’m coming up” (So you better get that party started!)
Patty and her daughter, Nicole, plan on participating in the Komen 3-day, 60 mile walk, in mid-November. They’ve entered as a team with the name “Patty in Pink!” In order to partake in the walk, each participant must raise $2300.00 prior to the event. Patty, with the help of many close friends and family, is pretty close to her goal… Nicole is about half way there, but there’s no doubt that she will hit that goal (which I’ll explain with the purpose of this post shortly.)
I do need to take a second and thank the queen of fundraising, Becky H. and the staff at the El Dorado County Department of Child Support Services for fundraising and contributing a total of $652.00 towards Patty’s walk. If you recall, last year, again with Becky’s leadership, the El Dorado County Department of Child Support Services contributed $638.00 in Patty’s name to Susan G. Komen. Thank you so much for your help! This mean so much to Patty!
Fundraising is always a difficult thing for anyone to do (but Becky!) How do we raise money? I’m embarrassed to ask people for money! Do we sell cupcakes? What? Do we need a special license? Etc, etc, etc… Then out of the blue, Linda, the owner of Poway Jazzercise Fitness Center approached Patty and Nicole with the mother-lode idea… Jazzercise! Linda wanted to host a Jazzercise/Komen fundraising event. That’s all it took. Of course, Patty and Nicole could not turn down such a great idea. Linda, Patty and Nicole have since run with the idea and now it’s turning into quite the event!
The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. starting with an hour “Blast and Burn” class. I don’t know what a “Blast and Burn” class is, but it sounds like something I definitely don’t want to be close to! The class is followed by “Happy Hour”. (Again… after a “Blast and Burn” I don’t know if one can be happy.) There have been a number of raffle donations so far, such as Ryka workout shoes, clothing, massage, manicure and wine. Patty, Nicole and Linda are still looking for more raffle donations so if you have a business and can donate services or goods or know of someone who can donate something, please let us know!
As I said, the fundraising event is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. There is a lot of excitement from a number of people in anticipation of this event. I guarantee it’s going to be a lot of fun (except for the Blast and Burn part) and all money collected is going to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for breast cancer research.
I’ll keep you posted on how things progress.