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Half Way There.

This last week our team hit the half way mark for our fundraising goal of $12,000.  All of this momentum has mostly happened within the last month. Prior to this month, I think our team raised around $1,700 over a 2-3 month period.  We really saw a shift in the fundraising this last month.  I think most of this momentum can be contributed to one aspect that is unique to running a Ragnar relay.

At the beginning of January, our team decided that we would give preference for route selection based on who had completed the most fundraising.  A Ragnar race can be very different for each individual runner depending on what position they run in.  Some runners will have lots of uphill, some lots of downhill.  Only half of each team needs to be at the actual start line.  Most people will have some kind of preference for what leg they want to run.  We made one caveat, any of the cancer survivors or previvors would get to pick before any of the employees. Most of the survivors and previvors are flying in from sea level and won’t be used to the higher elevation here in Utah.  This is one of the great things about using a Ragnar relay event as a charity fundraiser.  The dynamics of the event allow you to create a pretty effective motivational tool to inspire people to raise funds.  It also allows you to create a milestone before the final fundraising deadline, which helps motivate people to donate sooner.
We’ve had some truly remarkable fundraisers in our group.  Multiple people have met the $500 minimum or, come close to it, in less than 24 hours time.  These individuals have a very supportive family and friend network and are able to garner support with a simple email.  They are a great asset to the team and we are glad to have them aboard.
Members of Huntsman Hometown Heroes (HHH) are really starting to take notice of our group.  Our team has currently raised $7,251 as of today.  This puts us as one of the top, if not the top, fundraising teams at the moment for HHH.  There is still a lot of time left before the final deadline and we still have quite a bit of money to raise.  Our team still has quite a few more ideas to try out, so stay tuned.  
We have a very special team working together.  If you’d like to make a contribution and help us out, you can visit http://ragnarrelay.kintera.org/collincburton and make a donation. Thanks for reading.


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