The title of this blog was inspired by some promotional t-shirts that I saw last year at the Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk. Last October several of us got together and woke up at a ridiculous hour of the morning to head to the Making Strides walk. We'd spent months fundraising and getting psyched for the walk. So, that brisk October morning, I woke up and called Tony (my co-captain for the day) to make sure he was awake. Being the prepared individual that he is, Tony was wide awake and ready to go. I put on my promotional long sleeve t-shirt that I had receieved from the American Cancer Society, hopped in the car and headed off on my way.
After picking up Tony, we stopped at the office to pick up some extra promotional t-shirts that we needed for the event, since extra people had volunteered to go at the last minute. All the other promotional products that we needed for the walkathon were already packed and in my car, but I did a quick inventory check nonetheless. Promotional pink cowbells? Check. Promotional drawstring backpacks? Check. Promotional ribbon mints? Check. Promotional Hats? Check. We were all set. Sabrina and Danielle parked their respective vehicles and jumped in the Jetta. We may not have had any eco-friendly promotional products that day, but at least we were doing the environment a service by carpooling.
The beach was packed that morning and thousands had gotten up early, just as we had. Not even on the hottest days of summer had Jones Beach seen this kind of attendance or this much pink. Swarms of people were at the check in table as I handed off our donation envelope and we were practically mobbed when we started handing out our promotional products. We're all firm believers that everyone loves free stuff, so we felt like we were saying Thank You to all the people who had come out in support of the event. Below is one of my favorite pictures from the walk, a local PAL hockey team with the promotional cowbells that we handed them. They all look so cute!
Little boys love cowbells apparently so they just kept ringing them. One mother looked like she wanted to ring our necks for giving them to them, but other parents touted the promotional noisemakers, saying that they'd be great to use at the boys' hockey games.
We gave out the rest of our swag and headed off to walk. Here's a great team picture. Tony took it, whcih explains why he's not in it!
The walk was long and it was a beautiful morning. By the end of it we had all removed our promotional sweatshirts because we were sweating so much, but we all felt a great sense of accomplishment regardless of how hot or tired we might have been. It was trul;y humbling to see all the survivors that walk and we were proud to be walking with them, which is why...
We're doing it again this year!!!
Sunday October 19, the Motivators team will be out in full force at the 2008 Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk. We'll have promotional apparel and probably some great things to give away, and as team captain I'm really excited to be participating once again this year. I'm hoping even more Motivators sign up and I hope we raise even more money than we did last year! So to all of you reading this blog that want to sign up, you can do so at the Official Motivators Team Page. And you can make donations there as well!
LET'S GO TEAM MOTIVATORS!!!!