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Celebrate Our 10th Birthday With Girls on the Run NE TN!

Happy Birthday to Us!

Girls on the Run of Northeast Tennessee is celebrating a milestone birthday this year. We are 10 years old! We are very proud to have spent the past 10 years inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, and look forward to celebrating throughout the year. Thank you for helping us make a positive impact on the lives of girls within the Tri-Cities!

We would like to invite you to join in the celebration this year. Join us for our 5K event – either as a participant or a volunteer. Or simply cheer on our girls as they finish the season strong!

We’ve also created another way for you to support Girls on the Run of Northeast Tennessee. It’s through our ‘Donate Your Birthday to Girls on the Run’ campaign. The easiest way to describe this campaign? It’s a do-it-yourself fundraiser focused on supporting Girls on the Run.

We’ve already mentioned our big birthday this year. Well, you have a birthday too, right? The idea is to combine your special day with your love of Girls on the Run. How? Well, as we said, it’s a fundraiser. So rather than gifts and other birthday celebrations we are asking you to reach out to friends and family, and encourage them to support our program in your honor.

How to Get Started

Interested in Donating Your Birthday? Great! Getting started is very easy. You’ll need to Click Here. This is our RacePlanner page and where you’ll set up your fundraising Web site. Don’t be afraid. This is a very easy process! 

  1. Look for the box labeled “Create your personal fundraiser for our 10th Birthday”
  2. Then click on the green button that reads “Click here to create an individual fundraiser”.
  3. Fill out the form.
    • Choose your goal for your personal fundraiser.
    • Name your fundraiser. Note that whatever you name your fundraiser will be used to create a Web address for you.
    • Add photos or write a personal note about why Girls on the Run is so important to you and why you’re donating your birthday.
    • Make it your own!
  4. To complete your page, click Create Fundraiser.

You’ll then be given a Web address that you can send along to your friends and family! Make sure to copy it down so you have it for easy reference! 

How to Reach Out

Not sure how to go about asking for donations? Well, we wanted to make things as easy as possible for you. So we have created a few emails and Facebook posts you can use to reach out to your friends and family. You will find the files below for download.

Sample Birthday Fundraiser Email

Sample Birthday Fundraiser Facebook Posts

You can use what we have written, or use your own words to express why you feel Girls on the Run is such an important program. What it means to you. How it has had an impact on your life or someone you know. We’ve included suggested donation amounts, but please know that donations of any amount are sincerely appreciated.

Your family and friends simply need to visit your personal Web site and make their donation! It’s important to make sure you include that Web address regardless of how you reach out to everyone.

A Few More Tips

Here are a few tips to help you along the way:

  • Make sure to include your personal Web address for your donation page in every communication you send including Facebook posts or tweets.
  • Consider reaching out well in advance of your birthday. We would suggest 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Use more than one method to reach family and friends. A combination usually works well.
  • Don’t send too many messages. You don’t want your family and friends to tune out or get angry.
  • Remember that not everyone will choose to donate and that’s ok.

We hope you will consider donating your birthday to Girls on the Run of Northeast Tennessee. We also look forward to you joining us to celebrate our 10th Birthday!