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Dare Me For Charity is On The Road!

25 Jul

 If you got the guts to jump 40 feet from a scissor crane, we need you.

This event takes place July 29th, Tuesday at Aquatore Park, 9191 Lincoln St. NE, Blaine, MN 55434. It will be televised starting at 9:00 am.

Teams check in for training at 8 am. Airbag training at 9 am, airbag jumps at 9:30 a.m., crowd challenges and interviews (9:30 a.-3:00 pm). These will be intereviews, dares and challenges. Teams turn in their score cards at 3:00 pm. There is individual and team challenges. It could be jumping in a bath tub of ice water, dancing,  shaving off your hair, and much more. Can you join our team? Be a supporter? Charities in our city, state and across the United States do make a difference in the lives of others. Watch the new video out.

Circle of Hope has a team called ” The Flying Tutus.”

Part of the costume challenge.

You don’t have to wear the pink tutu’s but some on the team will surely have them on.

  http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/1051

“Dare Me For Charity is on the road. This  journey involves 32 cities. They will meet hundreds of amazing charities and the thousands of people that support them. America’s favorite charities can start from anywhere. Wherever they are, they’ve got to make an impact, and we at Circle of Hope are here to help them do just that!”

These jumps may break the Guinness World Record. They are trying to reach 1,000,000 total footage jumped.  They will be filmed for this purpose.  Top teams can win $50,00 in cash prizes.

There are many reasons people may jump for a cause. They may want to donate, raise awareness, jump to complete dares, or to even make history.

There is filming to be done for a pilot episode of Dare Me For Charity, which will air on the same day as the 24 hour donation challenge. The air date of the pilot is being negotiated with local station managers in each city to be aired consecutively.

There will also be additional prizes to win for the most donations and votes over a 24 period after the shows are all aired consecutively.

Bring your friends. The more cheering, the more support, the bigger the party, and the more fun it will be. Support breast cancer, come out for the Circle of Hope cause.

Dare Me 4 Charity:  ”So we dared America to help us raise money for charity by doing awesome challenges across the country. All of them competing for donations and prizes, to help impact millions of lives for the better.

This season, we have several challenges being completed across the country, and among them is our awesome airbag challenge, where charities can win cash and prizes by jumping from as high as they can jump.

Whether your team competes for any of the stunt, donation or voting challenges, there’s something for everyone to win! Registrations are still open on teams.  Good luck, and we will see you there!”

They are coming to Minneapolis, Mn on July 29th in Blaine, MN. Sign up for the Circle of Hope team, 3 jumps for only $15.00. If you want to do more jumps, add more.  Recruit your friends, help a local charity serving northern MN/WI. Help local breast cancer patients.

The team with the highest combined jump footage during the challenge wins! There are plenty of prizes for everyone and contests related to various components. 

 

Jumpers Needed for The Flying Pink Tutu’s Team

16 Jul

      

Dare Me For Charity

Help Circle of Hope raise money to help breast cancer patients going through treatment. Go directly to their website and sign up for $15.00 jumps at the Southdale Center in Edina on July 29th. You must pre-register.  The organization is  7th from the top in Minnesota, and there are many more that will be signing up. You do not have to wear a hot pink tutu unless you want to.

Here’s the website: http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/1051

There is 42 cities this summer that are having competition. Mpls. is the only one in MN. It will be televised.

 

$2.00 Donations for Scrubs and Stuff, Sidewalk Day Sales, New

09 Jul

 

 

Peggy Anderson from Circle of Hope has brand new packaged scrubs (pants and tops) for a $2.00 donation. There is also misc. shirts.

The proceeds will benefit Circle of Hope, a local non-profit.

What is Circle of Hope? Stop by the booth and ask. There will be 5 board members at it off and on. Pick up their card, find out about their activities and how you can become involved.

 

Circle of Hope Announces a Large Donation

07 Jul

Circle of Hope announces a large donation of $1500.00 from the Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition to help breast cancer patients in Minnesota. The  Minnesota Breast Cancer organization also donates books for breast cancer patients. These are used in the feel good, education, and prayer boxes. http://www.circleofhopeduluth.org

Check out their website at: www.mnbcc.org

This is an organization where breast cancer awareness meets action. They provide education and legislative advocacy.   It was formed in October 1991 when the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) organized attention on the breast cancer epidemic. It is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending breast cancer by advocating for increased research funding and access for all to evidence-based screening and treatment. This is a volunteer organization, and there is no administration costs or fundraising expenses.

As far as advocacy they have distributed more than 14,000 books to newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors. They partner with many other organizations in the state. They provide volunteers at conferences to speak at events and provide necessary resources. This coalition has worked in the legislative advocacy field to obtain more than $2 billion in funding since 1991 for NBCC. They have mobilized Minnesotans for years to help NBCC to pass legislation that provides coverage for women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through the Sage Program in Minnesota. They promote the peer-reviewed cancer research program and support the elimination of pre-existing conditions and no lifetime limits on care.

To make a donation send it to MNBCC:

Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition

8601 Indian Blvd.

Cottage Grove, MN 55016-2147

 

Join The Jumpers, Flying Pink TuTu’s

30 Jun

Dare Me For Charity

Help Circle of Hope raise money to help breast cancer patients going through treatment. Go directly to their website and sign up for $15.00 jumps at the Southdale Center in Edina on July 29th. You must pre-register.  The organization is  7th from the top in Minnesota, and there are many more that will be signing up. You do not have to wear a hot pink tutu unless you want to.

Here’s the website: http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/1051

There is 42 cities this summer that are having competition. Mpls. is the only one in MN. It will be televised.

 

Circle of Hope on Esse’ Stock Car, See It At The Races

23 Jun

 

 

 

http://proctorspeedway.com/sample-page/

 Elite sure does a great job on trucks, cars, vans, etc. Pretty Amazing!

 

 

Financial Help, An Advocate Speaks

20 Jun

Circle of Hope pays breast cancer medical bills directly to the medical providers. These services may include  dental (chemo issues), specific breast cancer medical bills, breast cancer treatment prescriptions, and some mastectomy products.

Daily living expenses are paid directly to the providers of the services, not the patient. This could include rent, a house payment, or even a utility bill. The patient needs to submit the bills when there are funds available, and the application has been sent to them. 

All donated money is “Donor Specific,”and Circle of Hope must follow  donor wishes.

Applications are filled out by the patient and the medical providers in most cases.

The only thing that patients receive are gas and grocery cards from Circle of Hope. These  are sent certified mail.

Everything is needed based on various financial criteria. Patients are often in poverty and or in financial distress.

Each case is looked at individually. No one individual makes the decision.

Hippa rules are followed. The board votes anonymously on details that are selected from applications except for hospital referrals.

Circle of Hope has paid out to help breast cancer patients  over $109,000.00 in three years.

http://www.circleofhopeduluth.org

Not everyone applies to Circle of Hope or even their Medical Provider. There aee various reason that patients do not fill out the paper work. Some patients want to make their own decisions. Maybe that is why some folks won’t even apply for a car loan, they hate the paper work involved.  Others have a benefit and want to be in charge for their healing process.

Some patients even blame their provider for not picking up their cancer early enough.  Grief occurs in many forms. The most important factor is that they work through their grief in a healthy, healing way.

Circle of Hope asks Patients first to apply to their provider after insurance is processed. Most providers want this step to happen. It does not mean that if they do not qualify through the hospital programs that Circle of Hope will not help them. Every case is unique.

Some patients need to raise a lot of money because they have high house payments, many house payments,  child care expenses etc. There are so many reasons, and we do not know all of the reasons.

Some patients have needs that are not covered by Circle of Hope and even Their Medical Provider.  For exampe, Circle of Hope does not cover car payments, car insurance,  motorcycle payment, boat payment, cabin payments,  cell phones, etc.  I don’t know of anyone who does pay for these items.

Hospitals pay gas and grocery cards but they do not cover other expenses. These are usually $100.00 cards and take up to two weeks to receive typically.

Some cancer centers around the state do not have any Community Care Financial Help for patients medical bills.  They do not write the bills off with CARDON. In fact, the patients are in extreme debt and are often turned into collection. All cancer patients  can apply through their hospitals/clinics for this program.

Some patients will NOT quality because of  high income and high assets, etc. They may have assets that they can sell off. Others don’t have a thing to sell. They are struggling to eat. Patients need to make sure when they fill out a Community Care/ Financial form (Name varies at their medical facility)  first. They should put how long they have been out of work . This is really a true determinate of your true income.  As we all know it takes a long while to get caught up when you are sick. Your bills just keep coming at you because you can’t work,  you get that eviction notice from not paying your rent, and  you know are in trouble.

There is no hard fast rule. Each patient has a different situation. Some have very aggressive cancers. Some patients can work while going through treatment. Others just have surgery and do nothing else.

Circle of Hope does many other things for breast cancer patients as well. For example, they send out feel good, education, prayer boxes, etc. They have given out items for benefits and helped with benefits. They have had tables at benefits.

Circle of Hope sends out educational boxes to gynecological cancer patients, as they have educational resources.

Circle of Hope has teams: dragon boat, bowling, golf, jumping, etc.

They collect knitted chemo caps and put their biz card in them and give them to cancer centers.

Circle of Hope has at least 1 private pink party per year for all breast cancer patients that are invited.  

Circle of Hope does health fairs as well.

Questions: peggy@circleofhopeduluth.org

http://www.circleofhopeduluth.org

Circle of Hope gets calls all the time from other patients and cancer patients from various places in the United States.  They only provide financial help to breast cancer patients. They send out educational material to breast and gynecological cancer patients. The reason for this as some breast and gynecological cancers are genetic.

Other patients should ask their clinic/hospital/cancer center what financial resources are available. They can ask for county assistance as well through social services.

 

Needed Jumpers for the Flying Hot Pink Tutu Team, Circle of Hope

04 Jun

If you are a guy and do not want to wear one that is quite alright. Women will be wearing them.

The event is July 29th at the Mall of America. There is a handbook for jumpers that Peggy can send you after you register.

 

 

Dare Me For Charity

Help Circle of Hope raise money to help breast cancer patients going through treatment. Go directly to their website and sign up for $15.00 jumps at the Mall of America on July 12th. You must pre-register.  They are 7th from the top and there are many more that will be signing up.

Here’s the website: http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/1051

 

 

5K Splash Color Dash, September 13, 2014, Bayfront Festival Park

28 May

Watch the video and register below:

http://www.uvsplashcolordash.com/

A Facebook page for this event has been created and is available online.

Sign up for the 5k UV Splash Color Dash Run September 13, 2014 in Bayfront Festival Park. You want to walk? You can do that too. This is a night run. It starts at 9:00 pm. Packet pick up with lots of goodies at 7:00 pm. This event has a band, DJ, give aways, food, and much more! Sponsors will also have tables there. This is a fun, healthy event! Lots of surprises!!!

Sponsors are listed on the website and more will be added in the next two months!

 

Television Reality Show, Jump for Circle of Hope, July 12th

21 May

 

 

Dare Me For Charity

Help Circle of Hope raise money to help breast cancer patients going through treatment. Go directly to their website and sign up for $15.00 jumps at the Mall of America on July 12th. You must pre-register.  They are 8th from the top and there are many more that will be signing up.

Here’s the website: http://dareme4charity.com/campaign/1051