I know I have about 5 months to go ( 20 weeks) before the Big Walk, but I feel a certain nervousness.
I have read blogs now, how difficult it is to walk the Dodentocht, I know how much pain you can feel in your legs when you are tired of walking but apart from this, I am most nervous of not collecting the money I said I would.
5000 Euro – a magic number right now. If you have read my first blog you know I had 15K in my mind, what can I say : I am a dreamer.
I am a dreamer and I never had to collect an amount like this, so I feel like an 18 year old on the first proper job. It’s all a bit daunting, social media, informing myself about Alzheimer, training and collecting money. And then to hear from Businesses : We need a Sponsor Plan from you before we will sponsor you.
Yes, I know and quite aware it’s all about : What’s in it for me/us. A sponsor plan – freaking beat me up, what the feck is that? I got some pointers on what I have to do for that from a friend. I am not a naive Heidi; still , sometimes the What’s in it for me – part really beats me. Part of me wants to say, “Well what’s in it for you is the fact, that if you give money and sponsor this – you ensure that research will be done and help will be provided for those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s right now. And for those in the future. “
However if you are a business and think this is a cause worth supporting, thank you. What’s in it for you? I will mention you , yes I will – will you get more customers because of that? More Sales? Maybe you will, maybe you won’t . But you did something. So, thank you.
Maybe I am just that naive. But also sometimes I just have to let off steam. Some things are too big for one person alone.
The fun thing is individuals just give, no questions asked. Thank you.
Anyhow , today all of a sudden I received a tweet from @Ladilalala telling me that my FB page BiancaWalks is now live and ready to be filled with stuff. She set it up, filled it with pics I sent through, sorted out the layout ,…Wow!
In the afternoon I received a Tweet from @BiancaWalks telling me, now I have a working Twitter Account! Again set up by Kim (@Ladilalala) . Today I saw Kim , approaching people, companies asking to follow me and give attention to @BiancaWalks all day long. It was seriously awesome.
And it was not that she asked any PR for this herself. She just did it because she is an awesome , caring woman. Man I love this chick right now!
So, here I sit on my couch , ahead of me another Training weekend (35Km) and I ask you to help me and support Actie voor Alzheimer. Let’s rock this together. If you can spare a Tweet , tweet about it, Like me on FB, if you have a couple of Euro’s to spend , please sponsor me. If you know someone who can spread the word wider – louder – harder – connect us.
What will you get in Return? The fact that I will walk my socks off for you on the 10th of August, that you helped Alzheimer Research and Support a bit more and all of that should just give you a warm feeling and the thought I helped a little bit.
Ps: If you have an awesome idea how to collect money – can help me organise something , please let me know. I am only a Recruiter – creative with recruitment – rubbish with organising stuff.