What You Can Do with an Extra 24 Hours This Month?

Life is busy, and it’s easy to wish for a few extra hours in the day. We all could probably use extra time to get work done, or sleep a little longer, or spend some quality time with the people we love. Guess what? This weekend, you get that extra time! In fact, you get a whole extra DAY!

2020 is a Leap Year, meaning that Saturday is an additional day to make moves and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. February 29 only comes around every four years, so let’s make the most of this time. There’s so much fun you can have in 24 hours! Here are just a few of our ideas…

Take a leap! We really want to take advantage of Leap Day! On February 29, we will be getting our 3-Day family together to launch the start of the 3-Day season nationwide. We know our community is spread all across the country, so we will be hosting gatherings in 12 different spots, and on social media.

Join us at one of our “Leaping into the 3-Day 2020” celebrations! Spend some quality time with your 3-Day family. We’ll also have fun activities, broadcast on Facebook and Instagram Live, and much more! Don’t miss this celebration. You can find the locations and more details HERE. If you can’t attend one of yours, host your own using this Host Guide.

Rest up: You might feel some pressure to get an extra few things done while we have this Leap Day on the calendar. But, don’t start your day off stressed! You have a whole 24 hours to do something special so start the day by getting a few more ZZZ’s than usual. Wake up well-rested and ready to Leap Into the 3-Day with us!

Get outside: Schedule a training walk or other work out with your friends and teammates. That will get you moving and grooving through the day right off the bat!

Make 3-Day strides: You can also use the afternoon to work on fundraising and teambuilding. We have some unique ideas for ways to take both your fundraising and teambuilding to really make the most of the weekend weather (hopefully filled with sunshine!) on the blog:

Connect with your coaches: They’d love to hear from you! Many of the coaches will be hosting our “Leaping into the 3-Day 2020” celebrations across the country, so touch base with them and see if you could have the opportunity to meet them in person. You can also always reach out to them on social media as well. They’re here to be your resource and help you make the most of your 3-Day journey. Connect with them on Facebook and follow along for updates:

Relax and Unwind: After having a productive Saturday, that means you can take it slow on Sunday! It’s time to put those feet up and give yourself a rest. Prepare for the week and the new month ahead by acknowledging all that you have done with your Leap Day and in 2020 so far. All of your work and dedication to the 3-Day is already making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Monday will be a new day, and you’re going to be prepared to take it by storm!

How are you taking advantage of Leap Day? Tell us in the comments to share your ideas! Plus, don’t forget to tag us or use #The3Day if you post photos from one of our “Leaping into the 3-Day 2020” celebrations across the country! Let’s make the most of today, together. 😊

Susan G. Komen 3-Day: March Fundraising Calendar

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Happy March to one and all! The 3-Day Series starts less than six months from now, which means it is time to kick fundraising into high gear. No matter where you are in your fundraising efforts, there is still plenty of time to grow your goals, or help your friends and team members grow theirs. With that in mind, we are starting a monthly blog post with new, creative fundraising ideas to keep your efforts fresh and fun each month.

There are lots of holidays and other events happening in March, so get ready to be inspired!

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March is Women’s History Month, Craft Month, and Nutrition Month, among others, and there are plenty of fun ways to use those holidays to your advantage:

  • We have tons of fun craft ideas on our Pinterest page that you can use to raise funds.
  • Or host a craft night for your team to bond, exchange ideas and have a little fun!
  • Nutrition Month is the perfect time to amp up your training by asking for donations for every mile you walk this month, with proceeds going towards your fundraising.

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March 15th also marks six months to the start of the Seattle 3-Day, so if you’re walking in that event, it’s the perfect time to remind friends and family to donate to your goal.

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Other key days this month include

  • March 1: Peanut Butter Lover’s Day: Unofficially known as Grahamwich Day in the 3-Day family! Volunteer to make school lunches for donations, and be sure to include a PB&J sandwich.
  • March 9: Popcorn Lover’s Day: Host a movie night, complete with popcorn bar, and ask attendees for donations! You can create fun flavored popcorn with sea salt, cinnamon and sugar, BBQ rub and more.
  • March 12: Daylight Savings Time: We may gain more sunshine hours, but we still “lose” an hour in the day. Ask for donations of $23 (or $230!) for the 23 hours in that sunshiney spring day.
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day: We will be sharing festive fundraising ideas specific to the holiday, but feel free to get creative on your own!
  • March 21: First Day of Spring: Here’s a challenge from us! For every $50 you raise “spring” over something and take a video, making your jumps taller and taller each time. Start with small jumps like a shoe box, then work your way up to “springing” on your bed. Just be sure to leap safely!
  • March 23: Puppy Day: Have a furry friend? Hold a puppy kissing booth! Even if you don’t own your own pup, you can offer dog walking services or make homemade dog treats for donations.
  • March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day: Celebrate your team, your cause, or anything you love most, and ask your friends and family to share the love with a donation.

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What are your fundraising goals for March? How will you work to achieve them? Share here to brainstorm with fellow walkers or reach out to your local coach for more ideas!