Posted on February 6, 2012 by kymarie13
After the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, I was approached by Autism Speaks to run with them again for the NYC Half on March 18th (yes, 6 weeks away!). I had been dreaming about running this race so I knew I could not turn them down. To help my efforts in raising money for the NYC Half for Autism Speaks, I approached Erica Sara, from Erica Sara Designs to see if she would be willing to help me with a raffle. Erica Sara is an extremely talented jewelry designer from New York who happens to design the best race bling. She just did my necklace for the Tinker Bell Half and I don’t think I will ever take it off. Plus she will probably be doing all my presents from here on out. I am in love with all of her jewelry.
Erica Sara has been generous enough to donate a ½” sterling silver circle pendant on a silver cable chain with customizable engraving with whatever the winner wants. You can get your race distance, inspirational words, initials, name, etc. See above for some examples. To get more inspiration you can check out her website or Facebook.
Here is how the raffle will work: click here and donate $5 to my cause.
- $5 donation gets you 1 entry to win the necklace
- $10 donation gets you 2 entries
- $20 donation gets you 5 entries
- $50 donation gets you 15 entries
- $75 donation gets you 25 entries
- $100 donation gets you 55 entries
If you spread the word on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or email list leave a comment below telling me how you passed the word on and I will give you 1 additional entry for every way you spread the love*, after all the more the merrier. And for all the guys out there, even if you don’t wear necklaces, this is the perfect gift for a girlfriend, sister, mom, grandma etc. I will choose a winner at random on Monday, March 12th.
Thank you in advance for all of your support, it means so much to me.
* You can only receive 1 additional entry per Facebook post, Tweet, Blog post/mention, Tumblr post, and email blast even if you tweet multiple times or send out multiple emails. So that means you can receive up to a maximum of 5 additional entries.
Filed under: Running | Tagged: Autism Speaks, Erica Miss America, Erica Sara Designs, Erica Sara Jewelry, NYC Half, NYC Half Marathon, Race Bling, Raffle, Team Up | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 1, 2011 by kymarie13
So I am very excited to announce that I will be running my FIRST half marathon with Team Up with Autism Speaks in celebration of my younger brother CJ. When my younger brother CJ was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with Austim, chrone’s, colitis and autoimmune disease. My step mother, Tamara has dedicated her life to finding a cure for him and thankfully through organizations like Autsim Speaks and the start of her own company Real Food Real Life, CJ has made tremendous progress. Today CJ is 15 years old and much healthier. He is continuing to grow and heal more everyday.
With my new love for running, I wanted to run for a reason (anything over 6 miles should be for a reason or a purpose in my mind), so when I saw that Autism Speaks was participating in the Inaugural Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon, I decided that this would be the perfect race. I will be raising money in celebration of my brother CJ, my goal for this race is to raise $2,500. This will be my first half marathon ever, right after my 25th Birthday and at one of my brother’s favorite amusement parks, Disney Land in California!
I am doing a 17 week training program that starts on Monday, I am slightly nervous but very excited. I will be using the Run Less, Run Faster FIRST training plan. I am very excited to be using this plan, I got the recommendation from some of my biggest running inspirations, Gina from Walk to the Mailbox and Katie, from Katie RUNS This. I will be updating you on my progress here on my blog and on my twitter @kymarie13.
If you feel like giving me an early birthday gifts please feel free to donate now, you can check out my race page here. But honestly I am just happy I can share my journey with all of you and I hope to inspire other new runners. This is bound to be interesting considering I have never considered myself a runner. Below are some more pictures of my brother CJ, so excited to be running this race and it looks like CJ may be running the last half of the race with me!
Filed under: Running | Tagged: Autism Speaks, Disney Land, Disney Races, Erica Sara Designs, FIRST Training program, Half Marathon, Katie RUNS This, race, Race Training, Run, Run Less Run Faster, Running, Team Up, Tinker Bell 1/2 Marathon, TinkerBell Half Marathon, Walk to the Mailbox | 5 Comments »