Friday, June 10, 2011

NYC Marathon Raffle: The Sponsors ...

As you may recall, I will be running the NYC Marathon with Team Grassroot Soccer.

For those of you who don't know about Grassroot Soccer, here's a little information about their mission:

"Each day more than 7,000 people die of AIDS, and it is the leading cause of death of women globally.

At Grassroot Soccer, we see a world mobilized through soccer to create an AIDS-free generation. Our mission is to educate, inspire and mobilize youth to stop the spread of HIV. By 2014, GRS plans to reach 1 million youth with life-saving education. To date, we've graduated 393,225 girls and boys from our programs globally.

To achieve our mission, we continuously improve our innovative HIV prevention and life-skills curriculum, share our program and concept effectively, and utilize the popularity of soccer to increase our impact."

To learn more visit,

I am honored that I have been given the opportunity to use my running to give back and to raise money for such a worthy cause. For so long, running has play such an important role in my life. It has provided me with sanity, health, friendships, purpose and passion. And now, I am to use running to be an agent of change.

I have pledged to raise $3,000 for Grassroot Soccer and I know with your support, I can reach my goal. And to help with my fundraising, I will be hosting a raffle of some of my favorite products starting on Monday, June 13th. Entering is easy. All you need to do is make a donation HERE. The more you donate, the more entries you get.

Today, I want to highlight the companies that have made this raffle possible with their generous donations.

  • Allied Medal Displays - Prefabricated and custom steel medal hangers. You can learn more about Allied Steel on Facebook HERE.
  • Back Pocket Sports - Women's cycling jerseys and running tops, equipped with three back pockets. Check out Back Pocket Sports on Facebook HERE
  • ViSalus - Body By Vi - ViSalus means Life, Health and Prosperity. ViSalus shake mixes are made from the world’s best ingredients and formulated by a Scientific Advisory Board comprised of the brightest minds in nutritional science.
  • Jessica's Gifts - Quality hand-crafted commemorative charms, race lockets and other inspirational pieces for runners and triathletes. Check out Jessica's Gifts on Facebook HERE.
  • GU Energy - Performance energy products for any endurance sport. Every product is formulated to further GU’s mission: to help athletes go faster and longer than ever before. Learn more about GU Energy on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
  • Partylite - Home Decor items including, candles in a variety of sizes, as well as Two Sisters Gourmet Food items and spa products. Learn more about PartyLite on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
  • Raw Crunch Bar - Handmade, uncooked, unprocessed energy bars. Every Raw Crunch bar is hand-made fresh with a personal passion for excellence and quality that only a small cottage manufacturer can offer. Follow Raw Crunch Bar on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE
  • RoadID - USA's #1 source for Runners ID, Cycling ID and Medical ID. Founded by a father and son team, RoadID will speak for you, if you can't speak for yourself. Check out RoadID on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
  • See Jane Run - See Jane Run is so much more than a running store. As a woman-owned and operated company, See Jane Run reaches out to individuals of all shapes, ages and fitness levels. In addition to selling a variety of athletic apparel, See Jane Run has established the I Run for Chocolate and Champagne race series. You can learn more about See Jane Run on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
  • TMB Endurance Bands - Non-Slip Headbands handmade by yours truly
  • Tough Chik - Performance clothing designed by women for women. Tough Chik is not just a clothing line, it is an outlook on life. Check them out on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
  • Zensah - A seamless performance apparel company with products ranging from compression socks to arm sleeves to everything in between. Check out Zensah on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
So, what are you waiting for? Click HERE to donate now. And come back on Monday to see the prizes!


Anonymous said...

So super cool!!!!! I really admire you! I'm going over there to have a looksee

Marlene said...

You know how to throw a raffle!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

You are so brave to commit to raising this kind of money! No doubt you'll do it.

Unknown said...

donated - best of luck on funraising and running the race

Peggy said...

Oh such a great cause to run for! Good luck!

RunToTheFinish said...

donation made because for all the ways you have inspired me and others it's the least I can do

Katie said...

I donated another $10 today! You were already past the $1500 mark when I did.