Surprise Donations

Joan and her daughter, Amanda share a special Chicago 3-Day moment

Joan and her daughter, Amanda share a special Chicago 3-Day moment

Many people go into fundraising thinking they know who won’t donate, who will, and how much they will give. But there’s a common experience among 3-Day walkers – the surprise donation! Joan DeFilippo, 3-Day coach and 10-year 3-Day walker and crew member, has been on the lucky receiving end of an unexpected surprise. Here’s what she had to say about it:

  • Even experienced fundraisers can face hesitation. “Every year when I write my letter, I take a momentary pause before hitting the ‘send’ button. But I tell myself, ‘If I don’t ask, I won’t get.’” Continue reading

3 Beautiful Days at the San Francisco Bay Area Susan G. Komen 3-Day

And we’re off! The first 3-Day walkers of the season are proudly wearing their victory t-shirts, and considering any blisters their badges of courage after completing the Susan G. Komen San Francisco 3-Day on June 21 – 23.

The hours before their event are such an exciting time for our 3-Day walkers and crew, and the words of one of our extraordinary multiple-event walkers, Jim Hillman, sum up the feelings of our inspiring 3-Day community. Thank you, Jim for sharing!

  • “With the lights low, the clock approaching 9:00 pm, it’s time to consider a little shuteye, as 0345 will come a little too quickly for me. My thoughts turn to all that has happened over the last several months, including the months of training, the fundraising and Getting Started meetings. I also have to acknowledge the recent news that seven 3-Day walks would be cancelled in 2014 and the announcement of a new CEO. There are so many things to consider as I, along with many others, approach the 2013 3-Day event season. As these thoughts whirled around, they began to focus on why we take on these challenges, why we continue to walk, to crew, to cheer people on and to overcome the obstacles that we do. We …walk because we are passionate about supporting a community, focused on one goal…to find a cure for breast cancer and to help those affected by this disease in any way we can.” Continue reading