3-Day July Fundraising Calendar

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July marks the one month countdown to our first 3-Days of 2017! That means it is the final weeks of fundraising for many of our 3-Dayers, and we have fun ideas you won’t want to miss.

There are lots of fun events and training workshops happening in July, and with the Michigan, Twin Cities and Philadelphia 3-Days coming up in August, it’s the perfect time to kick your fundraising and training into high gear.

July Fundraising Calendar II

June is National Picnic Month and Anti-Boredom Month, among others, and there are plenty of fun ways to use those holidays to your advantage:

  • In honor of Anti-Boredom Month, change up your fundraising efforts with a new project, updated letter format, or a fun new event! We have tons of fundraising ideas on our Pinterest page and website so you’ll never run out of inspiration.
  • You can also stave off boredom by taking longer training walks, fueled by our Spotify playlists!
  • In addition to being National Picnic Month, it’s also National Blueberry, Hot Dog and Ice Cream Months! Talk about delicious! Use this inspiration to host a backyard picnic with offerings like a Hot Dog Bar or Ice Cream Sundae Bar with lots of creative and tasty toppings. Ask for donations from friends, family and neighbors to attend, and you’ll be surprised how quickly your fundraising grows.

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There are plenty of Walk & Talks, Get Trained Workshops and Training Kick-Offs happening this month. Some of these events are highlighted in the calendar above, but you can find the complete list on our website here. We will also be calling out more local events on our Facebook page, so keep an eye out.

In addition, make sure to follow the Facebook pages of your local coaches! They are great resources for fundraising ideas, training tips, and will also be promoting the events in their cities.

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Other key days this month include:

  • July 7: Chocolate Day: Celebrate Chocolate Day by reminding potential donors that it would be really “sweet” of them to help you in your fight against breast cancer with a donation to the 3-Day. You can also tell your donors to keep an eye out for dates to send you a Sweet Treat on the 3-Day! In the month of July, supporters will be able to send their 3-Dayers sweet treats to the Michigan 3-Day starting on July 10th. Twin Cities Sweet Treats can be sent starting on July 20th, and Philadelphia’s Sweet Treats can be sent starting on July 27th.
  • July 21: Junk Food Day: Head to a dollar store or bulk buy retailer and stock up on lots of fun junk food! Then offer to deliver “snack packs” to people who donate a certain amount to your cause! You will see your fundraising numbers rise, and your donors will receive a tasty meal in return.
  • July 26: All or Nothing Day: We are all in to support you on your 3-Day cause! Schedule longer training walk on All or Nothing Day, then have friends and family sponsor your steps. It’s a great way to combine training and fundraising!
  • July 31: International Day of Friendship: Fundraise with a friend on this holiday! It will make your efforts more fun, and twice as profitable! Go canning together, ask for donations in each of your neighborhoods, or just block out time to write and send donor letters together.

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Also, make sure to join our 3-Day Social Stars! This is an easy-to-join group that’s part of our social media community, where you can earn prizes for interacting with the 3-Day on social media. Talk, connect, and share with us!

What 3-Days are you walking in this year, and what are your fundraising and training goals for July?

July 2014 3-Day Meet-up Round-up

We hope you all are having a wonderful summer, and we’re happy that so many of you have shared some summertime moments with your Susan G. Komen 3-Day® family! Here are recaps of some of the Komen 3-Day events where we saw you in July!

Michigan

Since the Michigan 3-Day® is just a few weeks away, packing was high on everyone’s minds in July. Michigan participants gathered for packing workshops in Plymouth and Holland. The latter workshop also included a training walk hosted by Michigan 3-Day team the Coconutter Strutters.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up  michigan packingsusan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up  michigan packing workshop training walk

Seattle

Coach Aubrey met some new and veteran 3-Day walkers at a fundraising workshop held at Elliott Bay Brewery on July 19. They shared their creative fundraising ideas, went over how to use the Participant Center to personalize their fundraising pages, and discussed how to send emails to potential donors.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up  seattle meet up july

Philadelphia

Philly 3-Day crew members were busy with meetings and get-togethers in July. The crew captains gathered for an info meeting, complete with a fun selfie.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up july meet-up philadelphia

Over 40 crew members also got together for “All Crew Day,” a fundraiser planned by Philadelphia’s senior crew captains. Crew veterans and newbies sported their favorite pink gear and gathered to learn about the 3-Day, meet their crew teammates and get pumped for the event while raising money for the Philadelphia 3-Day Crew.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up  philadelphia meet-up crew fundraiser

Atlanta

The Atlanta 3-Day had its Training Kick-Off Event at the Buckhead New Balance store. It was a great event with about 30 of Atlanta’s most energetic 3-Day walkers. They were led by training walk leaders Renee M. and Shawna L. There was lots of shopping done, and lots of great connections made!susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up july atlanta meet-up july training

Dallas/Fort Worth

The 3-Day hosted a special event for bloggers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in July. These well-known internet personalities enjoyed a yummy brunch while learning all about the 3-Day. Many of them will be part of the Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day in November, where they’ll be volunteering or walking, and all of them will be talking about their 3-Day experiences on their blogs. susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up dallas fort worth blogger event julyWalkers and crew members gathered on a beautiful morning in Southlake to celebrate the Training Kick-Off Event.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up dallas fort worth southlake training eventsusan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up dallas fort worth training walk southlake crew

San Diego

Walkers also gathered for the Training Kick-Off Event in San Diego last month. Everyone enjoyed some time with a New Balance rep, then a nice group stretch followed by a 3- or 7-mile training walk. There was even a pit stop along the way, manned by some San Diego crew captains.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up july san diego training walk

Bonus Meet-up!

Boston-area walkers and crew members held a reunion dinner in July, before many of them head out to participate in the 3-Day in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Seattle.susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up boston meet up julysusan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk july meet-up round-up boston meet-up july

 

August’s meet-ups will include our first two 3-Day events (woo-hoo for Michigan and Twin Cities!), which will have loads of pictures and recaps. Make sure you’re following the 3-Day on social media so you don’t miss a shot.