FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Business Finishing Breast Cancer - Tie Into Give $5!
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 6, 2011) - On February 12, 2012, 26.2 with
Donna will celebrate a 5th anniversary with the 5th Annual 26.2 with Donna.
In recognition of 5 years of love, hope and friendship, 26.2 with Donna is
asking everyone to Give $5. For businesses who would like to support
efforts to Finish Breast Cancer, 26.2 with Donna announces Tie Into Give
Tie Into Give $5 is an easy-to-implement 26.2 with Donna fundraising
program. 26.2 with Donna provides program materials, support and ideas, and
businesses raise funds for the cause. For every $5 donation, businesses
will give a pair of 26.2 with Donna supplied pink shoelaces to the
supporter to wear so he or she can Celebrate the Finish with us on February
"The Tie Into Give $5 for 26.2 with Donna is a great example of how the
civic-minded are going to great lengths to have an impact on major issues
right here in Jacksonville," said Mayor Alvin Brown. "I commend the effort
and am comforted to see people bolstering our reputation for philanthropy
in Northeast Florida."
The Tie Into Give $5 program coincides with the Give $5 Fundraising
Challenge and the marathon's 5th anniversary, giving those who choose to
fundraise a huge incentive. If collectively 26.2 with Donna runners raise
$100,000 more than they did last year, The Weaver Family Foundation will
match it. Every last penny of this money will go to the Mayo Clinic and to
The Donna Foundation for breast cancer research and care.
"We want to get everyone involved in our efforts to finish breast cancer,"
said Donna Deegan, founder and event chairman of 26.2 with Donna. "Runners
and non-runners can help us by contributing to our Give $5 campaign. We
have the added incentive this year of a challenge grant from Wayne and
Delores Weaver. If we can raise 100k more than last year, the Weaver Family
Foundation will match it. I hope our business community will get on board
and help us with this very worthwhile cause."
Gretchen's Hallmark will Tie Into Give $5. "Just in the past year, the
team at Gretchen's Hallmark was touched by breast cancer," said Manan
Gandhi, owner of Gretchen's Hallmark. "With Tie Into Give $5, all of our
locations can participate and help support the important work 26.2 with
Donna is doing to finish the disease."
Help us win the challenge! Participate by any of the following ways:
·Sign up your business for Tie Into Give $5
·Set up your online fundraising account to donate
The 26.2 with Donna mission is to passionately produce world class events
to raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research and empower those
living with breast cancer. Seventy percent of all race proceeds go to the
Mayo Clinic for bench top breast cancer research. Thirty percent of all
race proceeds go to The Donna Foundation to help breast cancer patients
with critical financial needs. Join us as we celebrate 5 Years -February
12, 2012! Together, we will finish it.