We have so many things going on in the coming months that I don't think Facebook and Twitter posts alone will get the job done. We have made some great strides in the August voting for the Pepsi Refresh Project and currently are sitting at 68th place. Although we don't expect to reach the top 10 by September 1st to win the $25,000 grant, we should easily qualify for an automatic rollover into September. Basically, sine we ranked so well in August we will automatically be in the voting for September as well, and start all over again 8-). We are trying to think of a way to get all of our Facebook followers involved in voting and possibly even some type of pledge if possible. We will keep you up to date on this as well.
On October 9th, 2010 we will be holding our 1st Annual Comedy Night/Dinner Fundraiser in Warren, OH named "Fall Over Laughing". Author and comedienne Sandi Selvi will be flying in from California to headline for us! Sandi also lives with MS and has a hilarious outlook on life. Opening for Sandi and MC-ing for the night will be Ian Giebeler. Ian is from Northeast Ohio and is very entertaining as well. We are looking to get one more comedian as well and will keep everyone posted.
Would you like to help us get votes, or volunteer to help spread the word and sell tickets for our comedy night? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get started! Below are links to some promotional items to get started:
Ask your work or a business for a charitable donation: http://www.msdreams.org/dreams/solicitationletter.pdf
Hand flyers with order forms out to family and friends: http://www.msdreams.org/dreams/flyer_orderform.pdf
Post flyers on bulletin boards and at local businesses: http://www.msdreams.org/dreams/flyer.pdf
Thank you everyone for your support! With your help we will change lives for people with Multiple Sclerosis!