While my performance in the Livestrong Half-Marathon was subpar (as expected), I out raised my previous totals for Livestrong. I raised nearly $1900 this year which is about $400 more than last year and almost $1000 more than my first year running for Livestrong.
When I started I had the idea of raising money for hats I would make with the suggested donation being $20 a hat. I posted on both Etsy and a blog page (after getting permission from Livestrong and Etsy) but got no takers that way. When I posted on FB, and mentioned the hats sometimes people would post and say that they wanted one.
Mostly though, I just sent people a thank you hat or 2 or 3 after they made a donation. After getting the donation I would send an e-mail and ask color preferences or just used my judgement. At first I stuck to Livestrong colors but quickly did whatever color people asked for. And I really liked the black hats with Rainbow trim.
Pictured here are some of the hats I made and sent out to say thank you to all my wonderful donors (and one happy recipient)!