Category Archives: The Countdown is On

Another Lymphomathon is in the books . . .

[Please visit our PHOTOS page to see images from this year's event]

November 9, 2013 was a remarkable day from start to finish.

Ninety of the most amazing people on the planet gave up their precious time on a beautiful Saturday morning to come to the Phoenix Zoo and walk with TEAM PETER. They joined more than 2,000 other committed walkers in making a very large and very loud statement that the battle against lymphoma will be won. That when good people come together for a good cause, the whole is far greater than the sum of the parts.

Now, a bit of history:

In 2011, TEAM PETER raised $5060, and we had 43 team members walk with us.

In 2012, TEAM PETER raised $9574, and we had 78 team members walk with us.

This year, we decided to shoot for a fundraising total of $10,000 – a daunting goal, to be sure, but we truly believed it was possible. As the walk date drew closer and we were still a long way from our goal, the miracles started happening. One by one, the donations started rolling in – from close friends and complete strangers, from family members and Facebook friends, from co-workers and brand new acquaintances. From YOU.

As of today, TEAM PETER’s 2013 Lymphomathon total is $10,616 - not including the $317 from the CPK fundraiser or any of the day-of-walk registrations and donations. It’s quite simply overwhelming.

Here’s one more overwhelming number for you: since TEAM PETER was formed in October 2011, you have helped us raise an incredible $25,250 (again, not including 2013 donations yet to be posted).

We are deeply grateful for every single dollar that was so generously donated to help us find a cure for lymphoma. As important as that is, it is a distant second to the gratitude we have for the incredible relationships with which we’ve been blessed.

We treasure every single one of you. You are our heroes.

THANK YOU.

WE’RE STILL HERE AND STILL HOPPING!

Thanks for your patience, oh faithful subscribers! We’ve been a bit distracted with getting email and Facebook campaigns up and running, so our presence here has been – well, not present. We’ll try and make it up to you!

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out our two Facebook pages. If you haven’t already done so, we’d really appreciate it if you’d LIKE our homepage or JOIN the event (if you’re on FB, you know the drill):

Team Peter’s Lymphomathon Central   and   TEAM PETER 2013: HOPPING FOR A CURE

Social media is a unique sort of animal that we aren’t even close to taming, but we’re doing our best to spread the word via these resources.

We’ve also been working very hard to learn how to send emails that don’t look like email. Whew! Plain text just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore, so it requires creating a mini-web page every time there’s something to communicate. We’re getting better at it, slowly but surely! Here’s a link to today’s email campaign about an exciting TEAM PETER fundraiser coming up on November 2nd:

Pizza With a Purpose

We’re just over halfway to our fundraising goal with only 18 days left until the Lymphomathon.  But like good little rabbits, we’re hopeful and optimistic and thinking lots of happy, positive thoughts about what we can accomplish between now and November 9th. Thanks for hanging in there with us!

HOP ON!!