Good Luck Tampa Bay #3DayTweeps!

October 25th, 2012

Hey hey hey! It’s time to cheer on our crew and walkers in Tampa Bay!

As usual, I’ve rounded up all of the #3DayTweeps walking or crewing this weekend in sunny Tampa Bay and compiled them into a Twitter list for everyone to follow:

Tampa Bay friends, I know you’re going to have a blast and kick some serious pink butt all over that city. Good luck and don’t forget to tweet lots of pictures!

~ Kristen

New 3 Day Tweeps!

September 27th, 2012

Hi everyone!

I hope you’ve all been recuperating and recovering during this short lull in the 2012 3 Day series of events! That because, starting next weekend, we jump right back into the thick of things with the Philly event and plow straight on through to San Diego with nary a weekend off to catch our breaths. With that in mind, I’ve been doing some updating around the site.

First and foremost, we have two new 3 Day Tweeps as of tonight! Please join me in welcoming Mandie Mutchie (@mandelicious) and Riley Weston (@riley_weston) to our little pink family. Mandie and Riley, if you have any questions, just tweet out to someone and ask. I promise, we’re all very friendly. And please take some time to update your personal pages here on the site so that we can all learn a little bit about you!

Second, if you have changed twitter handles recently, I think I have you all transferred over to your new names (@RikkiWho, @jay3day, and @MrsClutterBrain, I’m talking to you). If any of the rest of you jokers decide to make my life harder and change your twitter names, PLEASE let me know via email or DM so that I can make the appropriate changes to the site.

Third, in case you missed it, I have set up three separate contact forms under the “Contact the Tweeps” tab in order to help me keep everything straight and updated here on the site. If you have changed your event information for 2012 (adding OR dropping events), please use this form to let me know so that I can update the 2012 “Meet the Tweeps” master list. If you have registered for events for 2013, please use this form to let me know so that I can update the newly created 2013 master list. Finally, if you or someone you know would like to join the #3DayTweeps and have your info listed on the site, please use this form. Regardless of which form you use, please be sure to indicate if you are walking or crewing for EACH event that you list.

And finally, I posted the camp mail information for the final six events earlier tonight. Be sure to check it out here!

Thanks everyone and welcome to our newest #3DayTweeps!

~ Kristen (@kscincotta)

3 Day Tweeps Mail Call – All the Rest of the Events!

September 27th, 2012

Hello Tweeps!

We are officially heading into the home stretch for the 2012 3 Day season, which seems hard to believe. Is it just me or is this season flying by? Regardless, the calendar says it’s almost October and that means it’s time to post the on event mailing information for the remaining six cities. Bust out your pencils and your stationary, friends – we’ve got a lot of Tweeps to write to and cheer on in the coming weeks!

Washington D.C.
Mail deadline: October 2nd

Susan G. Komen 3-Day
ATTN: (insert Tweeps name here)
P.O. Box 417
Gore, VA 22637

Washington DC Tweeps:
Amy Crandall (@AmyCran, crew)
Jay Furr (@jay3day, crew)
Shannon Moneymaker (@for3sisters)
Kandice Sage (@kandicesage)
Mandy Sellers (@LastMinuteMandy)
Amanda Schoch (@ajschoch)
Titty Sisters, team (@TittySisters)
Lisa Young-Brewster (@LisaBrewster)

Atlanta
Mail deadline: October 9th

Susan G. Komen 3-Day
ATTN: (insert Tweeps name here)
1025 Rose Creek Drive, Suite 620-373
Woodstock, GA 30189

ATL Tweeps:
Julie Brock, crew (@JulieWalks)*
Val Daniels, crew (@sbux27)*
Lyle Deckowitz, crew (@lyledeck)
Crystal Elster (@3DayCrystal)
Nichelle Fox (@foxstrotters)
Alison Glancz, crew (@glancz)*
Kristin Neely (@cupcakekristin)
Mike Wingo (@mikepinkshoes)*

Tampa Bay
Mail deadline: October 16th

Susan G. Komen 3-Day
ATTN: (insert Tweeps name here)
P.O. Box 7937
St. Petersburg, FL 33734

City of Champions Tweeps:
Amy Burness (@amyburness)
Paula Carroll (@PaulaMarieWalks)*
Casondra Clement (@sandy8943)*
Melanie Judge (@PhDserts)
Kathleen Rubino (@kitkat34947)*
Dusty Showers (@dustyshowers)
Tonya Tolson (@JustTonyaK)*
Lisa Young-Brewster (@LisaBrewster)*
Anastassia Zikkos (@azikkos)*

Dallas/Fort Worth
Mail deadline: October 23rd

Susan G. Komen 3-Day
ATTN: (insert Tweeps name here)
P.O. Box 6125
Frisco, TX 75035

DFW Tweeps:
D’lyn Biggs (@3DayMom)
Betsy Bond (@CAColtsFAn18)
Leanne Johnston (@LeannetheWalker)
Lindsey Jones (@lindseyry)
The Mammary Clan, team (@TheMammaryClan)
Bernadette Dohmen Massey (@kiss316)
Kim Mayfield-Hollaway (@imamommyof2)
Kristin Shirley (@chichimamasdfw)
Shannon Underwood (@indygirl_1997)
Mike Wingo (@mikepinkshoes)

Arizona
Mail deadline: October 30th

Susan G. Komen 3-Day
ATTN: (insert Tweeps name here)
P.O. Box 1239
Chandler, AZ 85244

Arizona Tweeps:
Alison Glancz, crew (@glancz)
Chrystine Holcomb (@chrysalis68)
Amy Lawlor (@chacherry)
Sandra Park (@atcsandra)
Matthew Pickus (@MrJanuary60MM)
Karen Speaker-Nunley (@deansmomma)

San Diego
Mail deadline: November 6th

Susan G. Komen 3-Day
ATTN: (insert Tweeps name here)
P.O. Box 720771
San Diego, CA 92172

San Diego Tweeps:
Nicole Anderson (@3DayBigBanana)*
Betsy Bond (@CAColtsFan18)
Robyn Boyle (@walkingrobin)
Lyle Deckowitz, crew (@lyledeck)
Vaness Dekoekkoek (@designessa)
Margie Dowens (@margiedowens)
Carole Furr (@caroleotter)
Jay Furr (@jay3day, crew)
Laurie Hecker (@frivlas)
Chrystine Holcomb (@chrysalis68)*
Hula Hooters, team (@hulahooters)
Danielle Murrieta (@Dmurrieta)
Jack Murrieta (@ehuela)
Abbie Vicknair (@abbielicious613)
Lisa Young-Brewster (@LisaBrewster)*

As always, please keep in mind that only envelopes will be accepted. So please, no boxes or large packages. Please note: These addresses are not the actual location of the camps for the various events, but a PO Box for mail delivery only. Any mail that is not received by the Susan G. Komen 3-Day™ by the dates above will be destroyed.

Thanks for continuing to be such an inspirational and supportive group of Tweeps! Let’s keep this great pink spirit rolling all the way through November and flood these tweeps with love and support!

~ Kristen

A Call to Action

November 15th, 2011

coaches@the3day.org

I’ve got a little bit of a sore spot on my heart right now, and I need to talk about it. (You’ll see why I’m using this venue soon, I promise.)

Today, I received an email that made me nearly as happy as our favorite “You’ve received a donation!” emails. Today’s email came with the subject line “Welcome to the Commitment Club”. The email went on to explain that I was part of an “elite group of walkers who go the extra mile for the Susan G Komen 3-Day.” To say I was honored to receive this recognition is an understatement. Yes, I get free towels on the event this year, and yes, I get new flair on my Participant Page and Participant ID…and you all know how much I love my flair. But then I learned that some well-deserving people had been left out, and it made me very, very sad.

That’s why I’m writing here.

From The 3-Day FAQ page:
“There are two ways to qualify for the Commitment Club:

  1. Raise $5,000 or more for the 2012 3-Day season.
  2. Participate as a walker who raises $2,300 or more each year for three or more years, between 2003-2012, including 2012.”

If you read between the lines, you’ll see that an important group of people has, in my opinion, been left out: Crew. Yes, any crew member can qualify under option #1, but as any fundraiser knows, $5000 is a pretty steep sum. But walkers need only raise minimum for three or more events.* Crew aren’t required to raise a penny, but many do. And just as we walkers return year after year to walk and raise money and awareness, some crew also return year after year, even participate multiple events each year, year after year. And they do this is support of walkers. It is my opinion that those crew who go above and beyond also be recognized.

So today I made a call to the 3-Day Coaches. I spoke with the lovely Carla who listened to what I had to say, and she assured me that she would pass my comments on. Thank you, Carla. But I am also going to put my feelings into (more) words and draft an email to the 3-Day Coaches. I haven’t worked out all the details yet, but it’s going to go something like this: The contributions and the commitment of Crew who continue to go above and beyond DO matter. Without these dedicated men and women, this event could not happen. “Membership” in the Commitment Club is an additional level of recognition from an organization and cause that we all cherish, and suddenly that beloved organization has in effect snubbed a group of people with what I believe to be unbalanced qualification standards.”

I know that there is not an answer to make everyone happy, or cover all the bases, but there has to be a solution. I am going to propose that The 3-Day add an option 3. “Participate as a crew member who raises $500 or more each year for three or more years, including the 2012 3-Day season.” You may offer them your own proposal, but that will be mine.

Maybe they won’t use my idea. Maybe they won’t use yours. But I hope they will do something. If we all stand up in support of those who support us, I know that this injustice will be remedied. So I leave it up to you. If you like, I hope you’ll join me. It won’t take long, but it’ll help spread recognition to people who deserve it. Send your email: coaches@the3day.org.

Thank you!
Happy Walking and Crewing!!

Love-
Julie

*(Please do not assume that I don’t think that walking three or more years and raising minimum each year is easy. It’s not. I personally have struggled for every donation. And I’ve also felt the pain and time crunch that is necessary to properly train to walk 60 miles in 3 days. That also is not easy. I am honored to receive this distinction. But I also feel that there have been some who have been left out. Some who also deserve to be recognized.)