Friday, October 22, 2010

Cloth Diaper Raffle to benefit LLS


I'm doing a raffle to help raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. I'm running with LLS Virtual Team in Training in honor of my dad who is currently winning his battle with Multiple Myeloma and is in complete remission as of September. Help me give back to this wonderful organization that helped my parents pay for some of my dads treatment and medication costs.
*Changing the tickets/donation as of 11/03 I will edit the amount of tickets for previous donations*
For every $1 donated= 1 ticket (**$1 donation not eligible for 1st prize**) $5 donated= 6 ticket, $10 donated= 12 tickets. There are 15 prizes and the winner of the individual prizes will receive the following cloth diapers (some donated, some purchased by me), accessories, gift card (graciously donated by and Abby's Lane), a bundle from Rockin' Green Soap (thanks for the donation!), a nursing cover (made by yours truly), or a pair of Bamboobies (thank you for the donation!):
My dad going through treatment
My dad running the Vancouver Marathon

1st Prize (***Only $5+ donation eligible for this prize!***):
1 Bumgenius 4.0 One Size Hook and Loop Diaper-Butternut
1 Bumgenius 3.0 All-in-one XS-Clementine
1 Fuzzibunz One Size Diaper-Mint
1 Rumparooz One Size Diaper-Gumball
1 Set of 2 Rumparooz Lil Joey's-Powder
Total Retail Value: $106.30

2nd Prize:
Bumgenius Diaper Sprayer

Retail Value: $44.95

3rd Prize:
1 Planet Wise Hanging Wet Dry Bag- Autumn Cafe
Retail Value: $29.99

4th Prize:
1 Rumparooz One Size Cloth diaper- Powder

Retail Value: $23.50

5th Prize:
Planet Wise Diaper Pail Liner- Sage
Retail Value $16.50

6th Prize:
1 Kawaii One-Size Pocket Cloth Diaper- Butter (different color shown)
Retail Value: $9.95

7th Prize:
Thristies Fab Wipes
Retail Value: $10.75

8th Prize:
$25.00 Gift Certificate for donated by (I bought all the prizes from them and buy all my cloth diaper stuff from them!)
9th Prize (3 winners selected):
Rockin' Green has donated one of their bundles! Awesome detergent to help keep the funk out of your diapers or restore your diapers to working order! Thanks Rockin' Green! (Lavendar Mint Revival Classic Rock, Plain Green Teas Shake it Up, and Gray Scoop).
Update 11/09: I just got the package from them and they sent and extra bag of Orangenva in Classic Rock and Shake it Up in Plain Green Teas. I will draw 3 winners for this prize. One person will receive the bundle, One person will receive a Bag of Detergent, and One person will receive a shake it up! pail freshner)

Retail Value: $21.95 (Bundle), $13.95 (Detergent), $6.50 (Pail Freshner)

10th Prize:
Two Hybrid Contours Diapers from Kissaluvs (thanks for the donation!). One purple and one blue.

Retail Value: $21.90

11th Prize:
2-pair package of hot pink regular Bamboobies! (Thank you for the donation!)
These are super soft, heart shaped, and really absorbent! (Bamboobies will have a special coupon for those of you who don't win this prize!)

Retail Value: $16.99

12th Prize:
A nursing cover made by yours truly. Winner selects fabric!

(picture from this blog)

Approximate Retail Value: $20

13th Prize:
$15 Gift Card to Abby's Lane! They have Free Shipping on all US orders all the time and a great selection of cloth diapers and natural parenting products! Check out their Facebook page too for more info.

All you have to do is donate $1 ($1 donation is not eligible for 1st Prize) or more and fill out this form (LLS keeps track of all donations so I will know if you donated or not and how much! I will be able to verify all information). I am raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (Read more about why here). All of the money donated goes to LLS and in turn they will pay for me to run a half marathon in honor of my father who has Multiple Myeloma and is now in complete remission. Thanks for your support and good luck!

(Click the logo to go to my donation page)

***I have been updating this post frequently as more donations are given (thanks to all the sponsors for your generous donations!) so please check back often to see the list of prizes!***
To find out more about the Virtual Team in Training and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Click here!

Disclaimer: I receive no money from the donations all proceeds go to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). All prizes were purchased by me or donated for the purpose of this raffle and to help benefit LLS. Raffle ends 12/15 and prizes will be shipped out by USPS Mail as soon as winner responds. and Abby's Lane gift card winner will have gift certificate emailed directly from or Abby's Lane once I announce the winner. Bamboobies winner will have their prize mailed directly from Bamboobies. Winner will be notified via email. If no response within 72 hours a new winner will be drawn. Only one prize per person. Limited to US residents only.

Disney Princess Half Marathon & Raising Money

Help me raise money! Click here!

I really wanted to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. I was going to buy my ticket and a ticket for my sister to run it together. Then I started reading "The Nonrunner's Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training". The author suggested running a marathon or half for a charity to help keep you motivated to continue training. I have run 2 half marathons and walked/"ran" a full marathon. Both half marathons I finished but I wasn't really prepared to run them. At most I had run 8 miles before my half marathon (13.1 miles) and didn't like being unprepared. Sometimes I just get lazy and decide I don't want to run for a week or more straight. Then I realize my event is approaching and I need to get back to running. I wanted to run with a running club but in Columbus, GA there are no running clubs that I know of and there really isn't anywhere to run here unless I drive somewhere and I don't see the point of getting in the car to drive somewhere to run. Thankfully I have a gym at my apartment complex and they have treadmills that I run on...but I hate, hate, hate treadmills! We will be moving in the spring and have decided we want to live in Columbia, MD which has a ton of biking/walking paths everywhere, going to the grocery stores, the mall, small lakes, etc. It will be nice to live somewhere we can just walk outside the house and there are a million places to go run!
Now that I'm done with my ramble I have decided that I am going to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Virtual Team in Training. My dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma last year and is now in complete remission (thanks to God and modern medicine!). LLS gave my parents a grant to help pay for my dads medications since he is on so many and they are really expensive (they would be more expensive if he didn't have insurance, I'm so grateful that he has a great job that told him to take his time and his job would be there for him when he got back...he just started back at work this last month doing stuff from home). To give back to this wonderful organization and to have a little fun with my sister and mother we are going to be raising money for LLS. I want to be completely honest and up front because I know some people don't appreciate being lied to or having some facts omitted. My goal is to raise $2900. LLS keeps about 75% of the money and 25% goes to the cost of my event (the event, the hotel, the after party, and the staff for our team). So yes I am raising money for LLS and in turn they are allowing me to participate in the Half Marathon without much cost to myself (I have to pay to get there, my food, and if I want to go to Disney I have to pay for that too).

In summation, I'm doing this run for my dad! I want to run with a group of people so that I can stay motivated to train for it and run the half marathon. It will be a great way for me to give back to LLS for helping my family and to have a little fun and fitness! My dad was always cycling to stay fit and since his diagnosis he has not been able to cycle for the last year. Dad I'm doing this one for you! So please help me meet my goal even if you can donate just $1 any little bit will help!

Help me raise money! Click here!