Sunday, October 4, 2009

Reaching Our Goal... One day at a time!

Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

I John 5: 4-5

HOW TO ORDER: If you want to order online, you may do so by going to the top left of this page and you will find 2 pay pal buttons. Make sure you notice, one button is to order short sleeve and the other button is to order long sleeve. You must also select if you are wanting to have them shipped to you for an additional shipping fee or if you want to pick them up if you are coming for the marathon weekend. We will have the shrits at the hotel and at the team dinner for pick-up. Also, there is a copy of the mail in order form located just under the picture of the shirt design on the October 1, 2009 post. The shirts are available in both adult and youth sizes.

I have placed an order by using the pay pal, it was super easy!!! When you login to pay pal, it will ask you on the next screen to indicate what size/sizes you need to order. So at that time, you will indicate adult or youth and what size. SUPER EASY! Thank you Allison for setting that up for us!!!

All shirts are pre-order and pre-pay. We will be taking orders up until October 31, 2009. That will be the last day to order your 2009 Running for Mary Kate t-shirt. All mail in orders MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCT. 31, 2009.

*** Please go to the October 1, 2009 post to pull up the order form to print off. There are 2 post on that date, it is located on the second one. Just click on it, it will come up full size, print it off and mail it along with a check (no cash please) to the address on the order form. Make checks payable to TEAM BELIEVE.



phone - 901-266-1952

Ask for Sybil Sides or Alicia, they are our direct contact people for Team Believe. They are at the hotel between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Let them know you are confirming a room under the block of rooms for Team Believe for the St Jude Marathon. If you have any problems ( I don't think you will) please let me know. I will help you. Seriously, it does not cost you anything until you actually come, so please do not procrastinate... CONFIRM YOUR ROOM NOW.

Now, a little info about our team. We are bigger than ever this year!!! I have been telling you this is gonna be the best year yet! We are 40 members strong at this point and the amount that we have raised so far (on record) is $5,735.00. This is great! Our goal is $25,000.00 so you see we do have a ways to go! I know there is more out there that is not showing as posted yet. There are several team members with fundraiser's in the works. Thank you so much to each of you working so hard to help raise the necessary money to help St Jude do it's wonderful work and take care of the wonderful kid's there. Also, a huge THANK YOU to those of you who have made donations to our team. You make the difference, you keep the work going at St Jude.

If we all dig in and dig hard, I know that we CAN reach our goal of $25,000.00. We raised this amount our first year and we only had a few over 20 team members! Now with 40, we should reach this goal very easily with some work. Send out emails to your friends on your email list and let them know what you are doing. Share our team website and this blog site for them to check out and see what we are doing. Write a letter, make a brochure and mail it, along with self addressed envelop to your friends and family, let them know how you feel about this and ask them to help. Let them know, no amount is to great or to small. If someone is on a tight budget, they don't have to give a great amount for it to matter. You could also suggest a monthly donation in a smaller amount until the time of the run. There are so many options.

I am still awaiting on an answer for a "donated item" to be used in conjunction with a team fundraiser that anyone of you can join in on to help raise money if you choose to. I hope to hear soon. Keep this in your prayers for it to work out. I will fill you all in on it if we get the item. Pray that the answer is YES on the donation,


I do not know of any new news on any of our kids. Check their pages and keep all of our families in your prayers. There is an awesome video that you can check out that shows our very own LaDonna and Salena on the NBC Nightly News!!! They made national television! WooHoo! Just go to google search and put in NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams: News and Videos, then search Betty Tucker Serving Up The Soup With A Side Of Love.. Post her a note on her CB page and let her know you saw them.

Have a GREAT week! Be thankful for your health and the health of your children. We are all so blessed. Keep those fighting in your hearts, prayers and do what you can do to help with this goal of $25,000.00. Please pray for the success of our efforts to reach this goal.


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