Jack's Marathon Team 2017
Team News and Coach's Training Video 

In This Newsletter ...
Dear Team:

This week ...

1.  Coaching Videos  
- Chicago (week 11) 
- MCM (week 9) 
- NYC (week 7)  
2.  Fundraising Tip - Lemonade Stand / Cocktails for a Cause / Bags Tournament 
3. NYC - Baggage and Transportation - Action REQUIRED

4.  Family Shirts

5.  Bibs available for Marine Corps Marathon (expire 9.1.17) 

Thank you all ... for all you do.

Marathon Dir. 
Marathon Coordinator 
Team Coach
Coach Everett's Training Videos

Fundraising Tips and Ideas
Lemonade Stand

JMT-Chi: Melissa Trupia - "The kids worked it this afternoon and raised $140 in less than 2 hours from our generous neighbors"


Cocktails for a Cause

JMT-Chicago:  Sandy Voyles Straley, Kim Hooper Paulding and Cathy Bobbe from Utah had a super fun time at their Cocktails for a Cause, raising over $1500 in honor of Kim's dad - Dan 'Hoop' Hooper. The party was held to celebrate Sandy's birthday.



Bags Tournament

A few year ago, a JMT runner held a bags tournament at one of the favorite neighborhood pubs ... raised over $2000.  

Raise $1000 in 11 days
DAY 1: Donate $100 to your own page
DAY 2: Ask your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband for $100
DAY 3: Ask your nicest brother or sister for $50
DAY 4: Ask 6 friends for $25 each
DAY 5: Ask 5 acquaintances for $25
DAY 6: Ask both of your neighbors for $25
DAY 7: Ask 4 relatives for $50
DAY 8: Ask your boss for $100
DAY 9: Ask 4 people you work with for $25
DAY 10: Rest for a day
DAY 11: Ask an old teacher for $25

Give It Up 
To demonstrate how the smallest donation can make a difference, ask fundraisers to give up a daily beverage or meal and donate the money to a worthwhile cause instead. Intensify the appeal by asking supporters to participate for a certain number of days or encouraging them to meet a personal goal.     
Free Skin Screening  
Ask your dermatologist to volunteer two hours to conduct a free skin screening. 

Many docs are more than happy to give their time as long as you take care of all the details and promotions. Set it up at your health club or with your local swim team.  Any donations will go toward your marathon fundraiser to help fight melanoma!
ResourcesAwareness Events
Sample Emails 
Sample emails to get you started ...Your personal story is always best.  

"I am excited to share with you that I have chosen to run the (Marathon Name)
on (Race Date) 2017 to support The Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund.  By joining Jack's Team, I have committed to raising (Goal Amount) to help fight melanoma ..."
Channel Your Inner Master Chef 
A nod to cooking reality TV,
try rounding up supporters and foodies around a friendly culinary competition.
Contestants create their best dishes with a specific ingredient,
or other criteria, and people pay to taste and cast their votes.
This works well for celebrations around July 4th.
- Rib Fest
- Cupcake bake off
- Apple Pie
- Baked Beans
Employer Match
A great way to meet your fundraising goal is through employer matching grants.   
Many employers are happy to match or double match a donation.   
Check with your employer or anyone who has already donated to your efforts.
Jack's Fund is a 501c3 charity #20-1363653 

We Have Bibs!
Marine Corps Marathon

If you know of anyone interested in running a marathon this fall ... we have a few open bibs for the Marine Corps Marathons.

9.01.17 - Last day to sign-up with Jack's Team

Details:   Jack's Marathon Teams

Team News

Baggage and transportation options for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon will open tomorrow, July 11, 2017, at 12:00 noon ET. Options fill on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend that runners make their selections as soon as possible.
Starting at noon tomorrow, runners may review their options, and log in to their My NYRR account to make their selections. (Note: only runners who are registered for the TCS New York City Marathon in My NYRR may make these selections.)
Review the baggage options here. A quick note on baggage: On race day, runners must leave Central Park via the exit that corresponds to their baggage option. If a runner chooses the bag-check option, we will not order him/her a poncho, and he/she will not be able to claim one after completing the race, even if he/she decides not to check a bag after all.
Review the transportation options here. A quick note on transportation: If a runner does not want official TCS New York City Marathon transportation to the start, he/she should select "I do not need transportation."  
Family Shirts
Gildan long-sleeve cotton blend
$10 / eac h
Order forms available in a few weeks.
WHERE TO STAY (book early!) 

The MCM has partnered with numerous Arlington, VA hotels, as well as the new MCM HQ Hotel, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Runners have a variety of properties to choose from offering special MCM weekend rates!

Choose a hotel in Crystal City to be close to the MCM shuttles on event morning. Get a room in Rosslyn for proximity to the finish or plan a stay at the new MCM HQ, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, h
ost venue for the Pep Rally, Carbo Dining In and other MCM Weekend events. In the online reservation module below, partner hotels are designated by distance from the MCM Health & Fitness Expo at the Gaylord National Resort, not from the start or finish lines.  CLICK HERE

As the Official Travel Provider of the TCS New York City Marathon, Anthony Travel has discounted accommodations for the 2017 race.  Featured hotel options, located in the heart of NYC, offer exclusive discounts and amenities available only to Anthony Travel guest. SPECIAL PRICE:  New York Laguardia Airport Marriott includes transportation to the expo and race start line on race day provided by NYRR.  
Team Facebook Page

If you haven't already done so, please consider joining your teammates on the group JMT FACEBOOK Page (private). Share fundraising ideas, training highs/lows and even injury pics!  

Be the first to learn any breaking news (we post it on the FB page first before sending in the newsletter).  

In addition to the JMT page, Jack's Fund also has a Charity FB Page, a  Twitter account and is on Instagram.  Stay Connected ... Like Us!  Follow Us!


Most links can be found on the Jack's Fund Website. 
Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund 
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