2014 Charity Month: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
We’re at it again.
Running, that is. September is our 2nd annual Charity Month! In addition to the running, we’ll also be putting on another rousing inter-office fundraising competition; the messier the better!
In 2013, Solutionaries banded together in month long fundraising events to support CURE Childhood Cancer. We donned bright green running shirts to participate in our “SolutionRun”. We also split into teams and held a 4 week “Coin Crusade,” that ended with a significant amount of donations by employees (along with a heaping helping of trash talk!)
With Solutionreach donating generously per mile, our total contribution to CURE was more than $23,000!
Check out the video from last year’s SolutionRun!
2014 Charity Recipient
This year, we are running and coin crusading in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS): the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to achieving a world without blood cancers.
100% of the money that is raised will go to LLS. They use donations to support those that are suffering from blood cancer, and fund research to create and improve drugs that will cure them.
The SolutionRun this year will be happening on September 13 at 9:00 am (MST). Employees and their friends/family can choose from a half marathon, a 10K, a 5K, or open course participation. As they did last year, there will even be a kids’ Fun Run! Solutionreach donates generously per mile for the SolutionRun, so employees are gearing up and training hard!
The Coin Crusade
Of course, the coin war will start on September 1st and run through the month. We’ve already been divided into teams and (hopefully) started strategizing.
Here is how it works: each team deposits coins into their big water jug by the front desk. Those coins count positively toward the team’s final number. Here’s where it gets dirty: any cash that is deposited into a team’s jug counts against them. The trick comes in deciding whether to add change to your own jug, or sabotage other teams by putting cash into theirs!
Each team has their own Coin Jug for the competition.
Ready, Set, Race!