Naked Lime Lights the Night
The Naked Lime team in Dayton has been busy raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light the Night event that was held Thursday, October 4. Every 4 minutes someone new is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone loses their life. Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for LLS’s Light the Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.
Over the past couple of months, the team has been hard at work raising money online and holding fundraising events in our offices. Our first event was a Bake Sale where cookies, cakes, brownies and cupcakes of all kinds were sold and a few items from local businesses were raffled. After a long day and several sugar crashes, we raised $658.74 to give to LLS, but we didn't stop there!
For the next event, we sweet talked some of the management and hosted a “Pie in the Face Auction” where the highest bidder had the chance to cream their manager with a whipped cream pie. We raised $650 in 20 minutes! It was absolutely incredible how quickly we raised so much money to go towards finding a cure. Everyone really wanted to help the cause and have a little fun watching their managers get pied!
We had time for one last event before the walk and we decided to have a little fun with it. We raffled off date nights with fourteen of our finest staff members at Naked Lime. After a slow start in the ticket buying, things really started to gain momentum by the end of the week before the final drawing. In the end, fourteen lucky people won dates with our Naked Lime team and we raised $452 to put toward the cause.
After all of the online fundraising and fun events we hosted, we ended up with nearly $5,000 to give to LLS and Light the Night! Our fundraising efforts will continue after the walk as well as we hope to see that number grow. It’s been a lot of fun raising money and now it is time for us to bring the Lime to Light the Night!
For more information about Light the Night, LLS and Team Naked Lime please visit our page at http://pages.lightthenight.org/soh/Dayton12/NakedLime