MARK YOUR CALENDAR ! !
Eastern Star is doing a
CARAVAN FOR CANCER !!.
Our Tank is full for Van #1.
WHAT IS IT? – A 1000 total miles trip around PA in 5 separate legs to raise awareness about the diagnosis and treatment of Cancer and to raise funds to purchase travel vans to transport Cancer patients. SEE TAB FOR REGIONAL RALLY DAY DATES
CARAVAN FOR CANCER UPDATE
The first 4 Legs of the Caravan for Cancer Journey have been logged, approximately 800 miles driven and only 1 flat tire recorded! So much to be grateful for! Each Rally Day 7 to 10 cars join the Caravan taking the Grand Family and many others all across our great state, stopping in 21 of our 27 Regions so far. The Rally Day Events have been a huge success. We have met sisters and brothers at various Garage Sale/Flea Markets/Rummage and Bake Sales. Assorted Vendor Tables, Pound Auctions, Country Bingo, a Pancake Breakfast and many Craft Sales provided wonderful camaraderie, community involvement, tasty lunches and fond memories. The proceeds from these events combined with Magnet Sales and YOUR PLEDGES have us well on our way – check out our progress by tracking the Race Cars on this webpage.
The Rally Day events also offered educational material promoting awareness, tips for learning the signs of early detection, new advances in diagnoses of the disease and support information. Some Rally Events also had a Health Fair component.
With our goal to raise both awareness and funds in sight, the Caravan for Cancer is speeding toward the last leg, March 28, 2015. The Driving Itinerary and Schedule for this Leg 5 of the Caravan for Cancer, the Red Rose Pathway, will be posted after the New Year. Until then, IT ISN’T TOO LATE to plan to join the Caravan or lend your support through a personal per mile pledge or donation. REMEMBER, even a penny a mile adds $10.00 of fuel to the tank and we get that much closer to purchasing multiple vans to transport cancer patients to treatment. Be sure to ask your Chapter Cancer Rep how you can add your support to this most worthy project.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Make a one- time contribution or pledge an amount per mile driven by the Grand Officer Travel Party either for your specific Regional Rally Day (200 miles each) or for the entire trip (1000 miles). No pledge is too small, pledge a penny or more a mile and watch the dollars add up and our goal become a reality. See the PLEDGE FORM TAB or your Regional Cancer AGCCM for more info
TAKE THE STARPOINT CHALLENGE
Each Rally Day corresponds to a point of our central star. Calling all present and former star points to make an effort to support the particular Rally Day associated with the color of your star point(s) by personally soliciting pledges for that 200 mile Leg. SEE TAB FOR REGIONAL RALLY DAY DATES for color names.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME & TALENT TO SUPPORT YOUR REGIONAL RALLY DAY FUND RAISING EVENT
Each Region is hosting a special fund raising project on their designated Rally Day. All members of the Region are asked to assist your Regional Rep in making this event a huge success. Contact your Regional or Chapter rep for details. SEE TAB FOR REGIONAL RALLY DAY DATES
SHARE EDUCATIONAL INFO ABOUT THE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT THAT WILL HELP OUR MEMBERS AND OTHERS STAY WELL AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST THIS DISEASE
Each Rally Day Event will have educational information about the treatment and early detection, warning signs and general information to help increase our awareness of this disease.
We have an exciting challenge ahead of us- you don’t want to be left behind so get your pledge form and show your support. MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE WRAP- UP GALA scheduled for March 28, 2015. Together we can achieve more!