Cards For Cancer Day



I am so excited to announce Spirit Jump's first project, Cards For Cancer Day. 

On Saturday April 10th, 2010 Spirit Jump and the team leaders around the world will bring bags of cards to their local cancer centers to be given to those battling cancer. Cards can be collected by asking family members, friends, neighbors, schools, youth groups or just about anyway you can think of getting them. Cards can be handmade or store bought and should have a positive message to help JUMP the SPIRIT of someone who is battling cancer.

I'm hoping that some of my readers might be interested in helping us make this project a success. Here is a bit more about Cards For Cancer Day. If you think this is something you want to participate in CLICK HERE to sign up.


Team Leaders:

Each Team Leader must commit to the delivery of the cards on Cards 4 Cancer Day. Cards 4 Cancer Day is Saturday April 10th, 2010. Teams may have more then one Team Leader if they like. Team Leaders will collect their own cards as well as the cards from their Team Members in time for delivery.

Team Members:

The only difference between Team Leaders and Team Members is that Leaders commit to bringing cards to cancer centers on 4-10-10. Members are committed to helping their team collect as many cards as possible. After collecting as many cards as they can, Team Members will hand the cards off to their Team Leader in time for delivery to the cancer center.

Teams:

Teams may create a team name just for fun. Teams may have as many Team Members as they would like. Make Calls…lots of them. Call friends, family, neighbors, youth groups, schools etc… Use your Blog, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet to get the word out. Cards do not need to be fancy or store bought but should convey a simple, positive message to someone who is battling cancer. People who make the cards DO NOT have to be on a team. When possible we encourage cards to mention Spirit Jump so that those receiving the cards learn about our services.


Team Leaders Must Choose a Cancer Center:

Once your Team chooses the cancer center you would like to deliver the cards to please send an email to cards4cancer@spiritjump.org with the name and address of the cancer center (if possible please provide the phone number as well). Spirit Jump will contact the hospital to set up delivery details. If you have an affiliation with someone at the center please let us know who they are and what the affiliation is. We will also contact the hospitals PR department to arrange media opportunities to help create more awareness. Spirit Jump will keep you informed regarding delivery and media details.

Promote

Talk about your experience. Blog, post updates on Facebook, Tweet about it, tell friends, classmates, youth groups etc… Send an email to Spirit Jump at cards4cancer@spiritjump.org telling us about your experience or where we can read about it. We may use your story in one of our emails or post it so others can read it.  We will be sending you a flyer which you can post or email.

There are lots of fun ways you can promote this event. Throw a card making party, make cards and ask others to sign them or make a day of it with the family and create an event on Facebook inviting your friends.  There will be prizes and awards handed out to Teams and Team Leaders.  This will be announced int he coming weeks so get a head start now!



Bloggers:

Bloggers Unite will connect bloggers who participate in Cards 4 Cancer Day. To get connected visit: http://www.bloggersunite.org/event/spirit-jump-cards-for-cancer-day
You will then be brought to the Cards 4 Cancer Event Page. If you are a Bloggers Unite member just click Join Event under the picture. If you are not a member but do have a blog click Join then follow the instructions. It should take you less than 2 minutes to join.  After you have completed the registration process go back to the Cards 4 Cancer Event Page and click Join This Event.  This way everyone will see that you and your blog support Cards 4 Cancer.  You will also be eligible for future contests TBA. If you would like to share any posts you write about Cards 4 Cancer click submit next to Have An Article For This Event.

If you need help or have any questions please email cards4cancer@spiritjump.org


7 comments:

Miranda said...

This is a great cause, and I'm going to do a little more research about how I can get involved. My husband and I have lost three people to cancer in the last year. I hate cancer.

Happy SITs Saturday Sharefest!

Mandi Miller said...

Your story is very inspiring. Wow! This is a really awesome cause. I hope the turn out is HUGE! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

CCW said...

FANTASTIC idea, Meaghan! I've saved this post and am also going to determine how I can contribute before I sign up. I also just got confirmation that I'm now a SpiritJumper and am awaiting that first e-mail (yay!).

Juliana said...

Awesome babe. I would love to commit, but need to see if I will be in town then or not. Love you and this is wonderful!! I put the spirit jump logo on my blog finally. I am getting about 5OO hits a day, so I hope it helps you even more! xoxoxo

Chanda the Eco-Cheap Mom said...

What an inspiration you are! I'm so glad you stopped by from SITS and I got a chance to read about you and your victory against cancer. Way to go!

♥ Katinka said...

Happy Sunday :) Stopping by from SITS!!!!

Anita said...

I just want to say hi from SITS, you are an amazing woman.....I applaud your fight and spirit. I've lost too much family to cancer.....it's oh so awful.