The men’s lacrosse team from Crespi High School in Encino, CA is doing a fabulous job of raising funds for the walk. In a little more than a month, they have raised $26,500 toward their goal of $140,000 which they hope to reach by the end of the year. That is just awesome. But how do we get the word out about this special community event that we hope will become a national cause to be embraced by every high school athletic team across the country?
If you are like me, I don’t have a lot of money to give to other causes when I am trying to pay my bills and keep things going in this economy. But I certainly can find some time to help these young people to be successful with their own event and to inspire others to do the same in their local communities. And I sure can use your help to do the same.
I have spent the week contacting the local media to provide coverage about what these guys are doing and to request coverage of the actual event. So far, I haven’t heard anything back but I am continuing to reach more media contacts who may be interested.
I am contacting friends who might be interested in participating in the walk and obtain sponsorship from their family and friends for their efforts. These contributions are really needed to fund the research and the testing needed to bring an end to this disease.
I have spoken to friends and associates to garner interest in other local communities to sponsor events at their local high schools. All of the help that they would need to organize such an event is readily available and accessible through the lacrosse coach who is the inspiration for this whole idea.
And I am trying to reach out to bloggers and participants on a variety of social networks to help get the word out across the country. If my “friends” would be willing to send out the information to their “friends”, we just might be able to pick up a massive support from other high schools.
If anyone has any suggestions for additional things I might do, please let me know. And if you are willing to help with this cause, please let me know or go to the school’s website at www.crespi.dojiggy.com. Your efforts are appreciated more than you will ever know.
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.