Thursday, February 10, 2011

Gearing Up

This year will be the third year we will participate in the March of Dimes March for Babies. Our team name is Team Betsy and we always have so much fun doing this. March for Babies is my absolute passion and I look forward to it every year. We have lots of friends and family that come out and show their support for Team Betsy and walk with us. We raise alot of money for March of Dimes to educate and provide research to fight prematurity. This organization hits so close to home and I have been so blessed to make friends through the March of Dimes. The Oklahoma Chapter is just amazing...truly awesome people.

Click here to read last year's blog about Team Betsy 2010.

So it's time to start fundraising and gearing up for Team Betsy 2011!!
I have a few walkers already registered to walk and still waiting on many. Last year we had about 17 people walk with Team Betsy and every year it touches my heart even more to have people join and support this great cause. Every walker receives a Team Betsy T-shirt and I have to add that we have won Best T-shirt contest the past two years! That's every year we have participated! We have a few ideas this year for T-shirts and seriously, I live for the T-shirt contest. We even have had total strangers come up and ask us for one of our shirts. It's awesome!

I'm trying to get some ideas for fundraising. I really want to do a car wash once spring gets here and the weather cooperates. I thought about doing a chili cook-off but don't have a location for that to happen. We are busy brainstorming and I hope we can raise alot of money this year. Last year we raised well over $2,000, which was double the year before, and this year I doubled the challenge and set our team goal at $4,000! It sounds crazy but I believe in my team and really think we can pull this off!!

The bank that my dad works at is a HUGE supporter of March of Dimes, especially Team Betsy and they do lots of stuff to raise us lots of money. This year they are upping their ante and trying to do more to fundraise for us and that means so much to me. It's not just about Team Betsy but it's about my triplets. It's about all the families who have faced premature births, infant mortality or birth defects. We raise the money for all of THEM and for the education of prematurity. If you have never visited the March of Dimes webpage and seen what all they stand for please visit their page here. Especially if you are someone you know is expecting a baby. There is lots of valuable information there.

So lace up your sneakers my friends and please consider joining TEAM BETSY in our walk to fight prematurity. If you can't walk or live too far away thats okay! Please consider sponsoring me and donating to this great cause. You can visit my March for Babies personal page here and donate and/or join my team. Any amount you would like to donate will seriously help. Do it for the babies!

Team Betsy 2009 (look how small Betsy is! hehe)

Team Betsy 2010


Regina said...

I want a shirt too!

Jennifer Lacy said...

OK, i posted that i want a shirt too and it says my name is regina, well it's not, it's jennifer lacy. How weird is that??