A few months ago, I held a sort of a contest.
As a way to raise money for the Relay For Life, I was trying to figure different ways to get people involved. With that came the idea of a quilted scarf. My mother is an excellent quilter and found a pattern. I purchased most of the material and away it went.
For ever $5 somebody donated to me or my mother’s Relay fundraiser, they received an entry.
In the end, we had nearly 200 entries for this scarf. Before we get to the winner and such, allow me to first thank everyone who donated.
See, while winning this scarf is a wonderful thing, the better thing is the fact that we raised a lot of money for the American Cancer Society.
Including self donations (registrations, luminaries etc.), between the two of us, we raised nearly $1,000. For that, thank you.
Even better — our team, which consisted of seven people, raised $1,950!
In the end, that’s what this is all about.
I’m willing to bet that most people have been touched in one way or another by cancer. It’s an awful, awful disease and hopefully, one day, there will be a cure. It’s events like this that give us the chance as a society to beat this disease.
We’ll be cooking up a better idea or two for next year as a small fundraiser and I hope you’ll enjoy that and give yourself a chance at winning it.
Anyway, to the scarf.
I used the randomizer at Random.org for this. For every entry a person had, I put their name in this. Then I had the Randomizer run a few times to make sure everything got shuffled and mixed. On the final run, the winner is Rod Pudney. His odds were high though has he had made a very generous donation for this.
Rod says he isn’t a scarf wearer but come this winter will give it a go as it’s a unique item. And, well, it’s a pretty sweet scarf.
Thanks everyone for donating to this cause. I’m humbled beyond words with how many people donated for this cause. Every dollar counts and I appreciate it.
Until next year’s fundraiser… thank you again!
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