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Going Country for a Cure


This year I decided to hold a fundraiser in my hometown and I am so happy with the way it all turned out!  My neighbors are members of the Fish and Game Club and I was able to rent the room and kitchen for only $100. So with deer heads and pheasants on the walls, a rustic country theme was a must. Tickets were $12 and dinner consisted of pulled pork, mac and cheese, baked beans, cornbread, and coleslaw. Although it was time consuming, I went the old-fashioned way and mailed flyers with a handwritten note to many friends personally inviting them. It turned into a huge get together and very quickly we had 140 guests agreeing to come. Anyone who offered to help was asked to bring a dessert, which left me with one less thing to worry about. We also made an event on Facebook and posted updates regularly. We contacted every business we could think of using the form letter from the PUW website (just tweaking it a little depending on where it was going) asking for donations of food, flowers, gift baskets, paper goods, etc.

To ensure I raised even more money, I asked a dear friend with a HORRIBLE, nasty beard if he would agree to shave it off if I raised $500.  How could he say NO to me?   I had a giant wanted poster made and of course we raised the money.  We actually had a professional barber attend and while we all watched, he rid the world of that ugly beard. We all had a fantastic time and the best part is the $3,400 that we raised!  Going Country for A Cure turned out better than I had could have ever hoped for!

Doreen Erasmus
Team Member, Deen’s Day Trippers

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