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Run to Home Base Fundraiser with FitBloggin’ Prize Packs!

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A few weeks back I mentioned an old friend and I will be participating in the Run to Home Base 9k this May in Boston. The only way to enter this race was by committing to raise $1000 each for veterans with combat stress disorders.

So far we’ve collected $705 but we are still far from the $2000 we need and of course it would be wonderful to donate even more! To help nudge you to donate I’m offering up FitBloggin’ Prize Packs! I have a few leftovers from the conference (surprisingly) and I’d love to pass them on to you.

Prizes include:

6 Basic FitBloggin’ Swag Bags filled with coupons, A Weight Watchers Pedometer, a POM notebook, a GreenLiteBites bowl (as seen here) a FitBloggin’ thriv T-shirt (large), FitBloggin’ stickers and more! All in a reusable POM grocery bag!

3 Pumped up FitBloggin’  swag bags that includes all everything in the basic PLUS 5 additional free POM juice coupons and a 10 Minute Solution Ultimate Boot Camp workout DVD. You guys know how I like my Boot Camp! ;)

1 Grand Prize Prize pack that includes 10 free POM juice coupons, FitBloggin’ Stickers, a FitBloggin’ T-Shirt, a POM notebook, the reusable shopping bag, a GeenLiteBites bowl, New Balance socks, the 10 Minute Solution Ultimate Boot Camp DVD, Kickbox Underground DVD and the KnockOut Body kit that includes weighted boxing gloves–I love these things and used them during the FitBloggin workouts, yes, that’s me all sweaty in the right had corner–Plus more!

How to Enter

Everyone who donates at least $10 between now and April 30 will be entered in a random drawing for the prizes packs. As a bonus, the person who individually donates the most money by that date will receive the Grand Prize Prize pack.

Here’s the problem… the Run to Home Base program doesn’t make donating too too easy. They don’t have any of those fancy embedable widgets or even an easy to understand page, so here’s what you have to do…

  1. Click here to visit our Team Page.
  2. Click on one of our names on the right hand side with with the dark blue background. Yes we both need to raise $1000 individually. So if you notice one of us is much lower then the other (you’ll see our individual donation amounts once you click on our names) please donate accordingly. All donations will count regardless if you donate under me or Andrea.
  3. Once you are on one of our individual pages, click Make a Donation in the Red Bar towards the top of the page.
  4. Scroll down, enter the amount you’d like to donate and follow the rest of the instructions. It is a tax deductible donation and you will receive a receipt. I will also be notified of your donation and you will be automatically entered into this contest upon receipt.

Let me know if you have any questions and thanks in advance for your support.

Oh! and since I am handling the shipping no location is off limits! I’ll ship anywhere. :)

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There are 23 comments so far.


    March 29, 2010

    Love that you have Elations and True Lemon in the giveaway bags! Woot! :-)


    March 30, 2010

    fundraising can be tough – you’ve come up with an awesome idea!


    March 30, 2010

    it worked :) i donated $10! good luck!


    March 30, 2010

    Way to go. I will be donating later today. I may come into town to cheer you on as I live a little south of Boston. Matter of fact I just went for my first run yesterday at age 43. I ran almost 3 miles not too bad. You have definately inspired me. Thanks for that.


    March 30, 2010

    I donated! It wasn’t much… but I hope it helps. It’s a great cause, and I’d LOVE some more FitBloggin swag!


    March 30, 2010

    You are right; they don’t make it easy to donate. However the cause is way worth the time in figuring it out. Great organization adn best of luck on your run!

    Shannon H.

    March 30, 2010

    Does the Red Sox Foundation allow company matching gifts to count toward your total? I just submitted for a matching gift from my company for what I donated; It’s a 3:1 match so it could really help if they let that count toward your progress.


    March 30, 2010

    Good question!! I hope so.. I’ll look into it and let you know!
    Thanks so much!


    March 30, 2010

    Yay! I was wondering if there was any swag left – I was so sad that I couldn’t attend (well I was sad for not getting to meet everyone, not from not getting any swag!) but I guess wining some swag would be sweet too :)
    Thank you Roni and have fun at the race! :)


    March 30, 2010

    I am a Yankees fan but, okay, I still posted a donation because you seem pretty awesome. Great idea for a way to raise funds for a worthy cause.
    Good luck Roni.


    March 30, 2010

    Just made a donation – what a great cause. I live in Greenville, SC – home of the Greenville Drive – Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox so happy to support both you and Andrea as well as the cause.


    March 31, 2010

    Hi Roni: Just made a donation. Really hope I win. I would love to come in to Fenway Park that day and maybe even meet you. Let me know when you get your number for the Race. I’ll be marking it on my calendar.


    March 31, 2010

    I just donated…it’s not much but I think every little bit helps! Good Luck, Roni! You rock!


    March 31, 2010

    I donated, now I’m crossing my fingers for a GreenLiteBites bowl! :) I’m such a dork! :)


    April 6, 2010

    What a great organization & cause! Just made a donation – best of luck to you on meeting your fundraising goal!!


    April 7, 2010

    Donated last week. What a wonderful cause to support! Good Luck!


    April 14, 2010

    I don’t know if this is still on your radar right now, but I did make a donation today. It was small, but every penny helps right?


    April 23, 2010

    Lori – no gift is too small, every little bit does help and we are so close!


    April 23, 2010

    Just donated to Andrea and Roni. Crossing fingers for some swag!


    April 27, 2010

    Donation made! Congrats on being so close to your fundraising goal. You are a great inspiration and your blogs are the best! Good work :)


    April 29, 2010

    It’s awesome that you’re doing this and I’m happy to help you get there. I evened things out for you and Andrea and took you both to $1000! Hope have a great time at the race and good luck to whoever wins the giveaway. The FitBloggin’ swag was awesome!


    July 1, 2010

    Hi Roni! I was just wondering if you ever posted the winner for this contest… I participated and then I couldn’t find who won anywhere! Hope you are well :)


    July 1, 2010

    Sorry! I should have posted the link to the winners here.

    I announced them here…