Triangle RFTC – Team Story: BadAss & Blessed
The Race For The Cure and Captaining a Team is without a doubt a highlight and “Vibe Raising” experience for my 2020. I was motivated to form a team after a friend tagged me in a post about the Virtual Race. It took me literally 10 seconds to accept the challenge and I posted a video on FB and Instagram inviting others to join team BadASS and Blessed. I encouraged people to be a part of our private event and/or to help us fundraise for our team. l capped the number at the event based on current guidelines. Team members received weekly e-mails from me – super easy to do via the race for the cure app – motivating them to secure donations from family and friends through e-mail or personal social media posts. I personally received a number of donations from a simple post on my facebook page.
As far as our private event, I mapped a course out on a wide path with minimal traffic. One of our members spearheaded a Team T-Shirt designed by a local woman. We set up a pseudo photo booth - had individually wrapped snacks, Hot Pink Roses donated by Lavender Lane Flowers, pink champagne flutes, and more.
We had folks bring a celebratory beverage and of course had music playing! We held our event to coincide with the official start time…the whole event lasted about 1 1/2 hours.
We had 3 survivors on our team, 2 who attended our private event and kicked off the event and popped the first champagne bottles! The 2020 Triangle Race For The Cure was a blessing, an opportunity to feel connections, community, and truly BadASS & Blessed!