Friday, January 21, 2011

Fundraising Fridays - $30K in 3Years

Dear Family, Friends and Blog Readers,

As you all know I have MS. I was diagnosed on September 26, 2008. I did not waste anytime sitting around and feeling sorry for myself. I quickly became involved with the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society by signing up for the Boston MS Walk which was just seven months after my diagnosis. The Bean Team was formed and we had a great team for year one including our youngest member, my niece Ella, who was just 2 months old!

Many of you supported me - by walking, by donating and by cheering me on. That year The Bean Team raise $6,275. This was an amazing accomplished for our first year!

In April 2010 The Bean Team grew and so did our fundraising total! With over 30 team members together we raised $10,920. I still can't believe we raised that much money. I am so proud of my team and thankful to all of my donors. It means so much to me that people care about my life with MS and are willing to support me both emotionally and financially. I am truly blessed.

The 2011 Bean Team is gearing up. I'm hoping for the best year yet! I have set a fundraising goal of $12,805 for The Bean Team. Why this number? Glad you asked. If we raise $12,805 that will mean The Bean Team has raised $30,000 in 3YEARS! Wouldn't that be AWESOME?

2009 $6,275 raised
2010 $10,920
TOTAL $17,195

2011 GOAL $12,805

NEW TOTAL $30,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I know what you are thinking, "$12,805? THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY! IS JODI CRAZY?" Before you think I'm crazy for setting a goal like this just let me share a little piece of good news. . . The Bean Team has already raised $2,412 which means we only have to raise $10,393 more and me have already proven we can do that because we raised more than that last year. So I know we can do this! The Bean Team can raise 30K in 3Years!!!!

For anyone who would like to make a donation to me please go here to my personal fundraising page. You can make an online donation there and it only takes a couple of minutes. If you would rather mail a check send me an email at jodibeansblog at gmail dot com and I will give you my address. Thanks in advance and please know that every donation helps so give what you can!



P.S. I've decided to devote every Friday to fundraising posts so look out for "Fundraising Fridays" and please feel free to leave comments with your fundraising ideas. Thanks!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog...

    How incredibly inspiring... I have NO DOUBT that the Bean Team will reach and even exceed your goal this year!!!
    You are making a difference in so many people's lives who are living with MS!!! I know you will be blessed for your amazing and selfless effort!!
    Go Get 'Em, BEAN TEAM!!!!

  2. You inspire me so much! Keep it up - your positivity is contagious! Now I just need a good team name...