sábado, 28 de septiembre de 2013

September Creative Campaigns From NFT‏

Dear Mery,

Welcome to the September issue of Creative Campaigns! We hope you're enjoying the transition to fall as much as we are.

It's a busy season at NFT, as we are gearing up for our second annual Raise Hope Golf Classic on October 7. It promises to be a wonderful day of golf--but more importantly it will allow us to raise awareness about NFT and our mission of hope for transplant patients. 

Let us know if you've had a successful event recently! Send details toinfo@transplants.org and we might feature you on our blogFacebook page or in a future issue of Creative Campaigns!
Plan Ahead: Holiday Fundraisers
It's time to start thinking ahead to fundraising during the holidays! The winter months offer some great fundraising opportunites. Here are some ideas:
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Harvest Dinner
  • Holiday Sales (ornaments, gift wrapping, poinsettias, wreaths)
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • New Year's Eve Gala
Join NFT's New Online Community
Join NFT's new online community at HealthUnlocked. It's a great place for you to connect with other transplant patients, ask questions and learn more about transplantation. We will be monitoring the site and popping in to answer any questions you may have about NFT. This is a wonderful new resource for our patients that gives you the ability to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. 
Patient of the Month: Denise Belk

As a child, Denise was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, a genetic disorder causing too much copper to accumulate in her liver. In 2012, after experiencing difficulties recovering from a routine surgery, doctors learned she had developed cirrhosis and was in liver failure. A liver transplant is essential to her survival.
Although this has been a difficult time for Denise and her loving family, it has brought them closer together and made them stronger in their faith. They’re all confident that God has a bigger plan in mind than any of them can imagine.
She stays active by traveling when she’s able, watching sports, spending quality time with family and friends and enjoying photography. Perhaps her most favorite activity is spending as much time as possible with her precious nephew, and she’s thrilled that her family is eagerly awaiting twins, who will arrive in December.
To read more about Denise or to make a tax-deductible donation in her honor, please visit her personal fundraising page.
For questions, please contact your state's fundraising consultant:
Kay Horne, ext. 104 khorne@transplants.org
Samantha Palazolo, ext. 130 spalazolo@transplants.org
Claire Prince, ext. 120 cprince@transplants.org
All consultants can be reached at 1-800-489-3863 and their extension listed above.
August Transplant Recipients

We're thrilled for our patients who received transplants during the month of August! 
Press Outreach Reminder
NFT's Director of Communications, Emily Joyner, will be on maternity leave December 15 through February 7. While she is out, patient campaigns will be responsible for their own press outreach.
Please take some time to review the Media Outreach section in the Campaign Log-in area of our site, as it’s full of helpful tips and information about how to conduct media outreach for your events. 

If you have any questions, please contact Emily.
Don't Forget--New Fundraising Items Available
Many of you have already started selling our new "I'm Raising Hope" bracelets. This is a great addition to your current fundraising efforts. Contact your fundraising consultant for more information!
NFT's Balloon Launch Celebration
Earlier in the week, you should have received an e-mail about our upcoming balloon launch celebration that will take place at the second annual Raise Hope Golf Classic on Monday, October 7.

If you are a current NFT patient, consider passing the information along to your friends and family--what a wonderful way for you to be honored during our balloon launch celebration.

Anyone who makes a $25 donation can honor their loved one during the balloon launch celebration. Their loved one's name will be attached to a balloon and a sign will display their special message.

Tribute signs can be a memorial, in honor of a special transplant patient or just a general message of support. Click here for more information about sponsoring a tribute sign and balloon and honoring someone special.

The deadline for securing your Tribute Sign Sponsorship is Tuesday, October 1.
Dates to Remember:
Monday, October 7: NFT's second annual Raise Hope Golf Classic, Windyke Country Club, Memphis
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miércoles, 25 de septiembre de 2013

Honor Your Loved One During NFT's Balloon Launch Celebration

 Time is running out for you to honor your loved one at NFT's 2nd Annual Raise Hope Golf Classic

You can honor a special transplant patient or loved one during our celebratory balloon launch by making a $25 donation. Your loved one's name will be lifted on their balloon and a sign will bear your special message! Your tribute sign can be a memorial, in honor of a special patient or just a general message of support. Business logos and photos can also be added. Click here for more information about sponsoring a tribute sign and honoring a special transplant patient or family member. Sponsorships are limited so secure yours today!
There's only one week left to secure your Tribute Sign Sponsorship--the deadline is Tuesday, October 1.

The National Foundation for Transplants has been raising hope and changing lives for transplant patients for 30 years. Celebrate this milestone with us and support the Raise Hope Golf Classic.

Contact Connie Gonitzke at 901-680-5671 or Kelly Gonzales at 901-680-5669 or e-mail us atraisehope@transplants.org for more information.