Although we cannot yet start training and riding together, it IS TIME TO START OUR 2021 FUNDRAISING efforts.      Our fundraising deadline for this year is June 6th, 2021.  Your official fundraising page is already ready to go for each of you.  The easiest way to find it is to click on our Team209 page at Welcome to Team 209's 2021 Fundraising Page (lls.org)      Then scroll down the right side and find your name.  Click on our name and there you are… your very own TNT fundraising web site.  You can customize it to say anything you want and to include pictures too.  Just go to LLS Fundraising and LOG IN, then click on FUNDRAISING PAGE  then MY PAGE.  Call me if you need help.  Click on my name on our Team 209 page to see how crazy you can get.


The fundraising minimum is $1500 for everyone (the sum of 2020 dollars raised plus 2021 dollars raised).    I would like to see everyone raise $1500 new dollars in 2021, but that is not required by LLS. 


So how do you get the word out and raise the money?

  • Check out the LLS fundraising toolbox at LLS Fundraising    They have some good suggestions and some sample letters etc.

  • Send out an email to everyone you know telling them what you are doing and why you are doing it.  Include a link to you fundraising page.  All they need is their credit card!

  • If you have done this before, send an email to everyone that donated last time.

  • Make posts to Facebook etc. with a link to your fundraising page.

  • Ask the people you do business with… you doctor, dentist, grocery store, bank, for a donation or better yet, to be a team sponsor.

  • If you are in business, talk to your suppliers about donating or being a team sponsor

  • Ask your employer for a donation.  So companies will even double or triple any money you donate.  Ask around.

  • Send out postcards to everyone you know

  • Send letters

  • Make phone calls

  • Make business cards and hand them out to everyone.

  • Put on some sort of fundraising event.   The  possibilities are endless.

  • Talk to other teammates for suggestions and ideas


Team 209 Fundraising Recognition:

  • TEAM 209 DOUBLE DOWN AWARD:   If you raised $1000 or more last year and you double it (or more) for 2021, you will be given a DOUBLE DOWN AWARD. Details to follow.

  • TEAM 209 RED BLOOD DROP PIN:  One given for every $1,000 you raise in 2021  


  • TEAM 209 SILVER BLOOD DROP PIN:  One given for every  $5,000 you raise in 2021 


  • TEAM 209 GOLD BLOOD DROP PIN: One given for every $10,000 you raise in 2021  


In addition, TNT has a number of great HERO AWARDS they are providing for various fundraising achievements.  See the attached information sheet.  Some very cool stuff for sure.


So as of today, Team 209 has raised $290,421 (year 2020 +year 2021) which brings us to $1,833,144 as we drive toward our goal of $2 million raised by this team since inception.  We can do this!


Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns.  I would be glad to do a zoom call as well if you would like one.




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Melvin Bradley

TEAM 209 Area Head Cycling Coach & Team Manager

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Team In Training  

Office: 209 848 1675 | Cell: 209 765 7009

WEBSITE   Team209.org