Tuesday, November 15, 2011

26th Annual WALKATHON Saturday, March 3, 2012 Vinoy Park - Saint Petersburg, Florida It is happening again and in a beautiful new location. Come be a part of this year’s exciting event. Support our school. Join us for food, music, fun, companionship and a wonderful 3K walk. Tell all your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers about SEGD and the Walkathon to raise money. And be sure to sell raffle tickets. The Walkathon helps Southeastern Guide Dogs continue providing services for us after graduating and dogs for new students. Think about the life-changing gift of mobility Southeastern gave to us. Remember how special we felt, how grateful we were to everyone who trained, fed, and supported us for those few weeks. Now, its time for us to help each other and to share the life-changing gift of mobility with someone else. We need to be champions for ourselves, for our dogs, and for our wonderful school. The annual walkathon is one of the best ways we can do this. Of course, not all of us can afford to attend because of travel and hotel expenses, but this doesn't mean we can’t get involved for our donation to count. We can send our donation and raffle ticket money in a check to SEGD and include a note saying that it is our contribution for the Walkathon. Need some ideas to raise money? Here’s what some of us are doing. Try one or all of these. It is easy. Create your own donation web page at Sitstaygive.org. We can help you set it up, or someone at the school can help as well. We don’t have to be afraid to ask for support to do this. We can send notes to all our friends on Facebook. We can go to all the businesses we frequent where they have seen us with our guides, the grocer, our favorite restaurant, where we buy our clothes and ask for them to “play it forward”. We can e-mail all our friends in our address books. We can throw a party and ask for a donation as an entrance fee, and while everyone is there, sell raffle tickets (the first prize is $10,000). We can come up with more ideas, so let everyone know them. Blog back your thoughts. Need more help or have questions? Contact SEGD at 941.729.5665, www.guidedogs.org or fundraising@guidedogs.org


Anonymous said...

How exciting to see the blog active again.

Dulce Muccio Weisenborn said...

Great ideas. I'm making a poster for one of my favorite restaurants my husband and I frequent. They will gladly promote the event, and my husband will buy any donors a drink in the restaurant when they see us there.