The Walk for Wellness went beautifully last Saturday! A great group of friends and family gathered for a fun walk on a gorgeous day (check out these happy faces!). We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to join us and everyone who supported us virtually with your donations and good wishes!
We are so thankful for your love and support, and your participation in Becky’s Help HOPE Live Walk for Wellness fundraiser. It has been incredible to see the care and commitment so many people have for Becky! With your help she will receive the medical care she needs.
We're very happy to report we've made progress towards our goal and 57 individuals and families have participated in the Walk for Wellness by donating to Becky’s Help HOPE Live Fund. We hope to reach our goal of 100 total participants by June 30th and you can help!
Online Support One of the simplest, most effective ways to help is to share information, adding your own personal message about the campaign and why you care, with your networks through facebook or email. If you would like materials that you can personalize please get in touch and we’ll share!
Walk Where You Are, When You Can Others are organizing their own informal Walks for Wellness with a few friends and family. We'd be delighted to help you set up an easy, informal walk in your home community!
Thank you all so very much for your inspiring, loving, generous support! We can't say enough what it means to Becky and to her family to have such a powerful network of care.
Thank you so much,
Gail and George O’Doherty and Amelia Kirby
May 27, 2017
You've been an integral part of helping Rebecca O’Doherty through her arduous medical journey and we are at a new, hopeful moment in that process. The treatment you‘ve helped make possible has made a significant difference in her health and she is now preparing for a third round of stem cell treatment. This is a critical time in her treatment and folks are rallying to help her through!
On Saturday, June 3rd, a group of friends and family will walk in Long Island, New York to raise funds in honor of Rebecca. We are reaching out to our communities and networks asking for donations to help us raise funds for the upcoming treatment and meet our Walk-a-thon goal. Your willingness to help raise funds for Rebecca in 2016 made a big difference and I’m hoping you may choose to join our efforts again!
As we build momentum for the fundraising walk, I’m seeking both direct support for the fundraiser and also assistance in spreading the word.
If you’d like to help us, there are many ways to raise money in your network. Here are some ideas:
a) For those who know Rebecca and would be likely to donate, and those who don’t know her, but love and trust you and might be interested in donating with the right ask, an email, facebook message or phone call to ask for folks to contribute through the online fundraiser page. Similarly, you can post to your social media and ask that others share the link. Whether email or social media consider editing the attached letter for your purposes with a personal introduction at the top before sharing. An appeal from you to your circle or community usually is much more effective if you share why the effort or person is important to you.
b) If you (or any potential donors) belong to corporate matching gifts program, here's the cause for you! Donations to Rebecca's campaign are eligible for corporate matches. If there are any questions about how this works, contact Susann Reiher at HelpHOPELive: [email protected] / 800.642.839
Please let us know if there is any other way you would like to be involved!
With love, Amelia Kirby
May 26, 2017
On Saturday, June 3rd, a group of friends and family will walk to raise funds in honor of Rebecca O’Doherty