Vegas!





As many of you know Spirit Jump had the honor and privilege to attend both Blogworld and Sitscation in Las Vegas.  It was an amazing experience and we met so many wonderful people, organizations and business.


Our founder, Meaghan Edelstein, was invited by Blogworld to be a speaker on the Kick Cancer's Ass Panel along with Jay Scott of Alex's Lemonade Stand, Drew Olanoff from Blame Drew's Cancer and Natalie Lent of Stand Up To Cancer. It was an amazing opportunity for Meaghan to meet some very influential, inspiring and brilliant people who fighting to bring cancer awareness to the forefront of peoples minds and hearts.

 

As many of you know Spirit Jump was also invited to Blogworld as 1 of 10 winners of the Name Your Cause contest held on Twitter.  This gave us an opportunity to have a booth at the Expo on Friday 10-1:30 where we gave out "swag" bags and encourage everyone around to sign up and become a Spirit Jumper.  All the items in our "swag" bags were donated by Spirit Jumpers like Live Life Solid, Do Life Now, Pinwheel Girls, Destiny, Amy B.- THANK YOU!




Spirit Jump was also involved in a charity contest called Charity Smackdown  with the other winners of Name Your Cause.  We were the heavy underdogs and won by only $30. We could not have done this without all our amazing supporters who made this win possible! As the winners of Charity Smackdown Paypal will donate $2,000.00 to Spirit Jump!


Spirit Jump knew right away that we had to donate some of our winnings back to the other charities.  Each one of these charities raises money for important causes and were represented by amazing people who we fell in love with.  So, when Spirit Jump receives its $2,000 prize from PayPal we will be donating some of that to the following charities:



Here are some photos of the Spirit Jump team with some of the above charities:

(Jay & Melissa of Alex's Lemonade Stand)



(Meaghan with Noland & Bryan of Heifer Portland)



 (Rocky of Mothers Fighting For Others)



(Kerri with 3For5)



(Sally of Stepwise)




 (Bryan with two representatives of LA's Best)




 Spirit Jump was also very honored to be invited to SITSCATION and man did we have a blast with these ladies!





The amazing ladies at SITS threw a fabulous fundraiser party for us last Friday at the Venetian and it was so much fun!  I (Meaghan) met many of the women I have been looking up to for the past year and a half I have been blogging, I danced my butt off AND SITS raised over $900.00 for us that night!!!! This was just more than we could have ever imagined and for that we will be eternally grateful!


To top it all off SITS also hosted an online auction that very day and will be hosting a second one this Friday. We have been in such desperate need for funding and these ladies really pulled through for us....THANK YOU!

Spirit Jump was part of a Historical moment


Some of you may have seen the #beatcancer over the past few days.  This was an attempt by an organization called Everywhere to set a Guinness World Record for distribution of the largest mass message through social media. Four charities were chosen to be a part of this record setting attempt and Spirit Jump was one of the four which also included Stand Up To Cancer, Alex's Lemonade Stand and Bright Pink.  Along with setting a record over $70,000 was raised to be shared between the four charities involved.


We at Spirit Jump would like to extend a huge thank you to MillerCoors, Ebay/PayPal and Everywhere for making this possible and for including us in this important record setting message #beatcancer.



7 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

Great posting!

Grand Pooba said...

That is awesome!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

You deserve it! Every penny!

strokeofliving said...

Megan,

It was such a pleasure meeting you and your husband. I'm impressed with your story and those Willow Rosa canvas' gave my friends so much pleasure!

Go Spirit Jump!!!

Racn4acure said...

Very cool, Meaghan! Looks like a great time with a lot of good accomplished as well. Art

Elizabeth Patch said...

Happy SITS Saturday ShareFest! My sister conquered stage 4 melanoma so I am so grateful for the work you are doing. I am happy to donate signed copies of my book any time you need some auction items. my contact info is on my blog.

I Wonder Wye said...

Yeah! Glad to hear the great news! I have had a rare cancer for over 20 years now -- have had 11 major operations (brain, spine, pancreas, kidney, etc.) Now that they are removing organs (spleen, kidney) I admit getting nervous about getting down to the end game...I am slated to get a kidney transplant eventually..but regardless of the outcome, I too., feel I have kicked cancer's ass! You go girl!