Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fundrasing Fun Part Two: Logo Mania

In my continued efforts of raising money for St. Jude Heroes and an attempt to offer something for everyone.  I am super excited about this one.  As you know, I started Suzanne the Fan just recently but before I rolled it out I wanted to have all my ducks in a row.  So that started with the logo and design elements and moved forward from there. 

I was introduced to the super fab Chris from On a Roll Designs  thanks to DisBroad Amy.  Chris had designed Amy's new logo and Amy spoke very highly of her work.  So I convo'ed her via Etsy and explained my vision for Suzanne the Fan, color scheme and a little bit about my quirks.  I like to say she got me right away and delivered several amazing options to me based off of that initial conversation. 

If we were closer in proximity I would totally hang out with her.  I've also joked that I want to keep her on retainer because I keep coming up with ideas for her to work on for me.  Thank you Cards, Christmas Cards.  Twitter Headers.  You name it, if it requires a design she's my go to.  Sorry, Chris.  Not sure if that's good or bad for you? ;)

I've also enlisted her to help me revamp Suzanne Ran just a bit and we are in that process even as I type.  Here's just a little sneak preview of the what could be coming your way via Suzanne Ran very soon. 

So anyway, I digress.  Chris was kind enough to offer her design services to one of you.  Obviously, there is a catch.  (Isn't there always?)  So here's the scoop.  Any donation to my St. Jude Heroes page will get you a chance to win a free logo and your choice of social media header or website header.  That's a $40.00 value for ANY donation.  Super,super great deal. 

If you have been wanting to  update your blog, or just your logo here's your chance and at the same time you will be helping St. Jude be able to provide the same high quality of care that they are known for providing.  All at no cost to the families. 
If interested, my donation page can be found here
As always, thank you so much for your continued support. 
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Fundraising Friday: Options, options and more options

I'm hitting crunch time for my goal, 60 days out and I'm at 60% of my goal. This go round has been a tough one but I will reach my goal, and I'm still holding out hope for smashing the goal in the process.

So to that end I'm trying to get creative with my fundraising and providing options for hopefully everyone.

At this exact moment in time, I have two fundraisers going.  My Schwan's fundraiser is half way through, so there is still plenty of time to order.   If you are interested in taking advantage of this truly amazing offer  click here 

Also, I have my playlist madness going on right now as well.  A $5.00 donation and you can pick two songs for my Avengers Half playlist. If potentially making me run to the Chicken Dance for close to three hours isn't incentive enough, the amazing people at Rock My Run have graciously given me TWO free one year premium memberships to help sweeten the pot.

The premium memberships are valued at $35.99 so that is one heck of a deal for just a $5.00 investment.  You can't beat their playlists if you don't want to sit down and create your own.  I have several that I rely on and have one that I swear helped me PR my last 10k.

The info for that can be found here

I have two other fundraisers looming on the horizon, one is a Jamberry Party hosted by none other than DisBroad Patty.  The party starts on 9/10 and if you are interested the link to the Facebook party can be found here.  If you haven't looked into Jamberry, you should.  They have super cute designs for your nails that last. You can even personalize if you don't see ones that you like.  I have ordered these because well they are Nightmare Before Christmas themed.  For more information on Jamberry  click on this link.

Also my fantastic new friend Chris at On A Roll Designs is helping me with another donation/giveaway.  Chris is the mastermind behind the logo design for my alter ego Suzanne the Fan and is currently working on a revamp of Suzanne Ran for me.  She picks up on the smallest details and runs with them.  Here are just a few of the designs she came up with for me.

Yes, there is a reason for my gushing, she has been so kind as to donate a logo design and an element of your choice for a donation to St. Jude.  Have you been wanting a little update?  Here's a chance to win one for just a small donation to St. Jude.  This one will be coming up soon, soon, soon.  So keep your eyes peeled.  

Whew! Once I get to my goal, I will reveal my Avengers Half Costume.  Yes, I already have it or parts of it in my possession.  I still don't have my Tower of Terror costume, but hey I have 27 days to figure that one out.  But I digress.

Don't worry I'll be glad to remind you that these are all going on at regular intervals.  As always thank you for your support of me and my St. Jude Heroes fundraising goals.  It is so so important that EVERYONE have access to quality medical care and St. Jude provides that to all families at no cost. EVER.  

And as always if you just want to donate you can do so directly to my St. Jude Heroes Page.

Together we can help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital #SmashChildhoodCancer

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fundraising fun Part One...Playlist mania

Ok, so trying something a little different for my next St. Jude Heroes fundraiser.  You might have noticed that I'm slightly obsessive about my running playlists.  

I absolutely have to have music when I run, and I sort of have my list down to a science, or at least components.

 You might also have noticed that I have raging OCD tendencies and I don't relinquish control very easily.  Well, until now.

So here's the deal.  For this next fundraiser YOU (yes, you) will get to create my Avengers Half Marathon play list.  For just a $5.00 donation to my St. Jude Heroes fundraising campaign, you can pick two songs that will go to my playlist.  You can be as nice or as ornery as you want to be. This is after all for a good cause. 

 Have a favorite song you want to share, something motivational?  Want me to run to the Chicken Dance?  So be it.  It's all in fun and it's all for the children and families of St. Jude. 

Once the playlist is complete, I will share it here.

The fine print I will end this fundraiser on Monday, September 8th  To donate please go to my St. Jude Heroes page found here or here:

Once that's done leave me a comment here with the two songs that you would like me to add to my playlist. 
Have fun, and please be kind.  Or not.  Your donation, your choice. 

Also, as a little extra incentive the awesome folks behind Rock My Run have generously offered a free Membership for me to giveaway as part of this fundraiser. The winner will be selected via