My friend Ivana and I hosted a fun-filled Happy Hour event to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the reason I'm doing all this crazy running with Team In Training. Our team raised more than $130,000 so far since June! We raised $2700 in less than 3 hours at Pier 23 so thank you to all my generous family, friends and travel industry executives who showed up, checks and credit cards in hands, to help fund cancer research.
We had a Silent Auction with 25 items, including 2 tickets to Graceland to tour Elvis Presley's home, a 4-week Boot Camp, San Diego Zoo tickets, Alcatraz Cruises, Hornblower Cruises, and 3 hotel stays (2 in San Francisco and 1 in Monterey with Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets). Thanks to all the donors and Pier 23 for your incredible generosity.
There were also lots of door prizes including tickets to Legoland in San Diego, gift cards for Sports Basement, one of the largest and best suppliers of athletic gear & clothing and a huge Team In Training supporter, Starbucks gifts, spa passes, & fitness club passes. Everyone seemed to be having so much fun, especially the winners.
I am so excited about helping others on our team create successful fundraisers. In fact, we have a clinic this week to teach them how to do it. GO TEAM!!