Welcome to Captains Corner, a place for team captains to share successes, toss around fundraising ideas and take a look at what – and how – other teams are doing. We want to hear from you. Email your ideas and comments to Vanessa Sheppard at email@example.com.
Calling All Captains
Welcome to Calling All Captains, a place for BRIGHT Run team captains to share successes, talk about fundraising ideas and take a look at what and how other teams are doing.
Fundraising Doesn’t End on Event Day!
Yummy BRIGHT Support
Our terrifically BRIGHT friends at charred, 244 James Street North, are again marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a promotion that runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.
When you order a whole chicken with three sides, charred will donate $2 to the BRIGHT Run. What a great way to feed your hungry tummy and raise money at the same time!
BRIGHT team Knitted Knocker Walkers, led by team captain Nancy Thomson, are holding a Ladies Shopping Night, with the proceeds going to the BRIGHT Run and Knitted Knockers of Canada.
The free admission event takes place Oct. 18, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Alpaca Farm, 232 Eighth Road East in Stoney Creek.
Twelve vendors will be on hand and there will also be raffle prizes and a used book sale. It’s a great opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping!
The event is posted on the Knitted Knockers Facebook page and in an event posting called Ladies Shopping Night for Breast Cancer. Sign up for early bird specials from the vendors. If you can’t attend, you can also place orders that will count toward the fundraising efforts.
Raise a Glass for BRIGHT
Quatrefoil Restaurant in Dundas has extended its feature cocktail promo, so drop by for a drink at this lovely restaurant and you’ll be supporting the BRIGHT Run.
The restaurant will donate $1 from each feature cocktail purchased to the BRIGHT Run.
Quatrefoil is owned by couple Fraser Macfarlane and Georgina Mitropoulos, who also have the Brux House in Hamilton. Georgina, a young breast cancer survivor, was our survivor spokesperson at BRIGHT 2018, as well as a major BRIGHT fundraiser through her annual Tea for Two.
Tip of the Month
A simple thank you goes a long way.
Remember to thank those who donated to your BRIGHT Run fundraising effort. It may be old-fashioned, but a hand-written note is always welcome. And it’s a great way to encourage donor devotion to the cause!
Let Us Help Spread the Word
It’s not too early to start fundraising for BRIGHT Run 2020. And we’re here to help if your team is holding an event. We’ve created an easy-to-use form you can submit to ensure we are able to publicize your event.
See below for the form and follow the e-mail instructions to get your info to both the content coordinator of the BRIGHT Run’s eNewsletter AND our social media coordinator. We’ve got you covered!
- Share your story: when telling people about the event make sure to share why you believe in the cause.
- Stay motivated: don’t take it personally if someone doesn’t want to donate as people support many causes and may not be able to support all of them. If someone says no to donating money, you could ask him or her to spread the word about the event or invite them to “like” the facebook page.
- Stay in touch: send updates to your donors on how much you’ve raised and how much the event raised in total. Don’t forget to say thank you! A picture of you at the event is always a nice touch!
Let Us Help Spread the Word
We are grateful for the many fundraising events held throughout the year in support of BRIGHT Run, and we want to help you publicize your events so that you enjoy an excellent turnout!
If you are planning an event/fundraiser and would like BRIGHT Run to publicize on our website and social media, please complete the form below.
We’d love to share your stories with our BRIGHT Run eNewsletter readers. Contact Vanessa Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org