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Old 03-30-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Fund Raising Raffle

We're planning to raise some money, and we'll give it all away to societies that fight cancer.

From many personal losses I think I have an appreciation for one side of the battle against this terrible disease. I am one of the lucky ones, last August I was diagnose with a very aggressive cancer (osteosarcoma a bone cancer), and since that time I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about the other side - the 'cancer patient / now a survivor' perspective. (In my case, everything is looking great at this time)

Our fund raising plan:

First, thanks to Scott Morton and David Marshall. We have some beautiful bagpipes that will be the first prize in our raffle. For additional prizes I will donate money to be spent with Forum or Directory Sponsors.

Chances for the raffle will be $5 USD each, or 6 for $25.

We will sell 1000 chances, but if we don't hit that number ( ) we'll stop on the 11th of May (6 weeks from now).

PayPal or cheques - this web page will give all the details you need (I hope):

http://www.bobdunsire.com/raffle/index.htm

And, we'll keep the status updated here on the Forums.

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Old 03-31-2005, 08:30 AM   #2
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WOW! )

70 people have participated so far, 55 from the USA, 11 from Canada, and 4 from the rest of the world.

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Old 04-01-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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The pace has slowed a bit - but it would have too .

The number right now - 577 chances sold. Participants: 71 USA, 21 Canada, 12 rest of the world.

I've been asked (a few times) - the plan is to announce an end to the sales, and then to wait two week for all snail mail to arrive. I think most people that are using the mail are sending me a note - so I am counting those 'future sales' in the numbers here.

At this pace, we may (fingers crossed) be done with sales fairly soon :woohoo:
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Old 04-02-2005, 08:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: Fund Raising Raffle

Weekends are a much slower time here, and Fridays are usually the slowest Forum day - but the raffle keeps marching on .

Current status:
- 730 chances sold
- 131 participants (68% USA, 21% Canada, 11% rest of the world)
- money raised so far $3050
(The vast majority of people are going for the $25 for 6 ticket option.)

It is looking GREAT :woohoo:

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Old 04-03-2005, 08:21 AM   #5
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A slow Raffle day yesterday.

The daily update: 766 chances sold in total. 137 participants now - 69% USA, 21% Canada, 9% rest of the world.
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:59 AM   #6
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We're closing in on the 1000 number :woohoo: :

853 sold
$3565 raised so far
154 participants - 69% USA, 21% Canada, 10% rest of the world.

I will post an announcement, and update the Raffle web page (to say we're done), when we hit the 1000 number - then we'll wait 2 weeks (for snail mail to arrive), then...
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Old 04-04-2005, 04:11 PM   #7
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We're done selling chances - THANK YOU ALL - very much, this was amazing!

1055 sold (oops - a bit of a rush at the end, overshot the 1000 target, but I'm hoping no one will mind).

$4385
189 participants - 72% USA, 17% Canada, 10% rest of the world.

I'll update the web page right away - and in about 2 weeks we'll have the drawing, and announce the winners.

Thanks again - the support shown has been truly amazing.

And a BIG THANK YOU to Scott Morton, and David Marshall for their generous donation that got this started.



(edit to correct the numbers - my spreadsheet was not setup to go beyond 1000 !)
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:33 AM   #8
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Default Re: Fund Raising Raffle

I'm hoping no one will object to this. I've used just the first 6 characters of the name field from the tracking spreadsheet, and created a PDF:
Raffle Chances sold - assigned number, name (partial) and date

The drawing will use numbered slips of paper to correspond to the assigned number in the PDF - I think you should be able to locate yourself (if you want)..

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Old 04-10-2005, 09:31 AM   #9
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I've updated the Raffle tracking page:

http://www.bobdunsire.com/raffle/raffle__the_money.htm

Not all the anticipated checks (and cash) have arrived, but a number of un-anticipated have .

1110 chances sold - I don't expect it will be much higher than this at all, and I hope no one minds - I really was worried that we'd not sell 1000, and the 6 week time frame was a backup plan in the event we did not even sell 1000 - that they would go SO quickly, was a wonderful surprise - you folks amaze me.

And $4615 raised for these great causes!
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