Tuesday, May 12, 2009

We Are Family!

Bonjour Team!

There is only 1 week left of online registration!

We are now up to 26 people. Though in past years we have had many children on the team, this year we have only 1. Breast cancer in children is extremely rare; however there have been some cases reported. One case was in a girl as young as 6! Please encourage your children to be proactive with their health. Make exercising a family affair. Walking or running in the Race for the Cure as a family will help them realize exercise can be fun!

Here are your regular reminders…

Carpool/Caravan – We will meet at Carpenter Park Recreation Center between 6:30 – 6:45 AM on race day. Please park behind the building in the west parking lot by the baseball fields. We will carpool/caravan to the Legacy Parking Lot on the EDS Campus. The line of traffic is always long! Legacy Drive will close at 7:30 AM. In your packets is a map of the course and parking. If we get separated or you can’t meet us for any reason, we will reconvene at the team photo area. It will be highlighted on your map. We will meet there at 7:30 AM to get the picture taken. After that, you are on your own to run, walk, or stroll the race course!

Registering – Online registration runs until May 19th. Please forward this link to anyone who is interested: http://race.komennorthtexas.org/goto/planocure-saders2009. There is a discounted entry fee of $25 for those who register with a team. We want all of your coworkers, family members, and friends! I have a paper registration form for those who do not wish to pay with a credit card.

Team T-shirts – Please interoffice mail me $6 for your team t-shirts. You can also bring it by Carpenter Park Recreation Center. If you require a size XXL, the price is $8, XXXL are $9. This year the t-shirts will be chocolate brown with hot pink writing.

Packet Pickup/T-shirt Blinging Party –
Packet pickup will be Thursday, June 4th. You can pick them up between 7 – 9 PM at Carpenter Park Recreation Center at 6701 Coit Road. At that time, we will have fabric paint and other materials available for you to “bling” out the back of your team t-shirt. You could dedicate it someone you love, freehand a fancy design, or keep it simple with stencils. Anything to make it your own! This is also a great time to get together with your teammates.

Fundraising – Our fundraising goal is $2,000. Fundraising is optional, but encouraged. You can collect donations online by sending an email from the site. You can also send Thank You Cards. You can also get cash and check donations. If you need a paper form for fundraising, please let me know. For more information on the Friends For The Cure, please click here: http://www.komennorthtexas.org/race_pledge.html. The top fundraisers for the race get to have lunch with Olympian Nastia Liukin!

Plano Cure-sader Info Sites – I have created many different spots where people can get Plano Cure-saders information. If anyone asks you for online information, you can refer them to any of these sites. There is a blog: http://planocure-saders.blogspot.com. A Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71031167358. And a Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71031167358#/event.php?eid=59513998323

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