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SCHMAFFLE for a great cause!!!

May is ALS Awareness Month. I know that now because of my beloved friend Meghan. Just this past August, Meghan–a 38 year old, vibrant and otherwise super active and healthy woman–received devastating news: the strange nerve issues she was having were the result of ALS. Meghan is brilliant, hilarious, and has the patience of a living saint. She's the mother of a vivacious 10 year old son and a firecracker of a 6 year old daughter. This summer Meghan and her hubby will celebrate 12 years married, having fallen in love at UO as undergrads years before that. She’s been a public school teacher to first and second graders for the entirety of her career, making a lifelong impact on all the lucky kiddos who pass through her classroom. Meghan’s friends and family are still processing what the future will hold. But in true Meghan fashion, she’s still at work and making it to all the kids’ baseball games and not letting fear of the future rob her of energy or spirit. Life is too short for her to waste any precious energy.

The money raised through raffle sales will be divided equally to support two causes. The first of which is Meghan’s team at the 2024 Walk ALS Northwest on Sunday June 2nd. I will be walking that day! It will be a fun morning spent amongst friends and I invite you to join me if you’d like! Once walk finances are squared away, the other half of proceeds will go towards what I’m calling the Meghan JOYFUNd. I know that Meghan and her friends were hoping to find a way to go to Iceland while she still has the mobility to do so. It’s my ambitious goal to raise enough to cover Meghan’s travel expenses to visit this summer. It’s a big goal yes, and if we don’t hit it, that's ok! it will be Meghan’s discretion as to how to steep herself in JOYFUN through YOUR generosity. So if we aim for the glaciers of Iceland but end up at the Headlands in Pacific City, we can still celebrate a great effort!

Through the generosity of community members I’ve put together a SUPER RAD raffle basket! It’s fun and eclectic just like all of YOU! 

  •   Alix Waxes Gift Card ($250 value)

  •   Vibrant Headshots package Lindsey Rickert Photography ($325 value)

  •   Blazers Tickets: 2 seats in Section 102 Row A, just behind the visitor’s bench! (Game to be determined with two choices made available pending schedule announcement) Courtesy of Andrea Lawrence and The Children’s Gym.

  •   One hour session with Rose of Dear Heart Tattoo Gift Card ($200 value)

  •   Dermaplane Facial &product from The Treatment with Beth Peppe ($145 value)

  •   Betsy and Iya Gift Card ($100 value)

  •   Baseballism GIft Card ($100 value)

  •   QD’s Bar Gift Card ($50 value)

  •   Cowbell Cheese Shop Gift Card ($50 value) 

  • Manicure with fancy art from Nail Goals by Leah ($120 value)

  • Lash Lift and Tint from Erin at Looking Glass Esthetics($98value)

  • Gold + Arrow products and Gift Card for $150

Raffle tickets are only $10 each so buy a bunch! Because I’m going to be dividing funds, the easiest and most trackable way of going about this will be Venmo. If you don’t have a Venmo and want tickets let me know and we’ll figure it out, no sweat. At the end of each day, I’ll update my fundraising page, set aside for JOYFUNd, and plug you into a spreadsheet. You won’t be receiving any physical tickets, your Venmo transaction log is all you need.  Be sure to write "For Meghan" in the Memo with the amount of entries you'd like! I'm @Alix-Zimmermann on Venmo, so get sendingEntry will close the afternoon of June 1st–Alix Waxes 5th Anniversary! And the next morning, Meghan herself will draw the winning entry! It’ll be fun!  




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