Erik Agazim Plans To Hold Fundraiser Work For Cancer AwarenessPosted:
"Everyone has had loved ones go through different types of cancer," says Agazim. "But spreading awareness has become an important aspect of my life on many levels."
Agazim knows hosting a fundraiser outside is a great idea in itself. People enjoy the beautiful weather while getting exercise and raising awareness at the same time.
"Hosting a fundraising walk requires bringing together several different objectives," says Agaizim. "Ultimately, the person hosting the event is doing so to raise money for the cause. That's what I plan to do with the walk."
Putting Together Estimates
First, Agazim gauges how many people will participate in the walk. With the event taking place at the local high school and their track, each person will be responsiblefor raising money. The amount of money donated will become decided with the number of laps around the track each participant takes.
"Participantstalk with family and friends about pledging money per lap," explains Agazim. "On the day of the walk, each participant will complete as many laps as they can. This number will decide the amount of money becomes donated to the individual."
Agazim has already spoken with people around the community about the idea and gained a receptiveresponse. Also, residents have already approached Agazim about signing up.
Because of the current winter season, Agazim has plenty of time to prepare for the walk. The high school is open to hosting the event at their facility. Also, volunteerswill not be hard to attain as residents are already asking to help out.
"I want to work with the city and the school about an all-night walk," says Agazim. "Having the lights at the stadium would make this possible and allow participants to circle the track at a higher pace. In turn, more money goes to charitable organizationsassociated with cancer research.
All Ages Can Take Part
Another significant aspect of a fundraising walk is all ages can take part. There is no age limit for participants to raise money, obtain donors, and walk as many laps as they can.
Also, with families with children who do not want to walk, the football field is a great place to play while parents walk around the track. This fact allows more people to take part, but also keep an eye on the young kids.
The track already has a concession stand with equipment to prepare food. While regular stadium food would become available during the walk, Agazim has more ideas.
"I plan to approach local eateries about donating food for the walk throughout the night," he explains. "Not every participating likes stadium food, so bringing food from local restaurants would be great for the walk."
Families in Agazim's community have experienced heartache from different forms of cancer. One type has been breast cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, over 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will become diagnosed. Apart from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer type in women.
"The statistics are heartbreaking when it comes to cancer," adds Agazim. "Any donation we provide to those organizations working hard to find cures will go a long way."
Agazim hopes to make a difference next year with the walk and involve many residents and community leaders. While plans are being finalized for this one-time event, Agazim believes this could be a yearly gathering for a great cause.
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