Introducing the International Mermaid Day
The Mermaid Club is proud to announce the first ever International Mermaid Day! Yeah Mermaids are so damn cool and badass that we deserve our own special day. Coz why not?! To celebrate this inaugural event, TMC will be partnering with the Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and hosting a virtual 5k run, swim or bike event to raise some funds for this wonderful and inspiring charity.
What is the International Mermaid Day virtual 5k run, swim or bike?
As Mermaids, we all put in a lot of distance running or swimming or biking preparing for 5Ks run or swims, 10Ks runs or swims, half marathons, marathons, 50k, 62 mile bike rides and even 100 miles on foot or on the bike, so why not use some of your training yards, meters or miles to give back to the Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and at the same time get yourself some awesome TMC bling to add to that collection of yours. We should be celebrating all of our training days – each day we train it should remind us that we are on a journey to something great and that we can motivate each other to ultimately Life Live and Make Waves.
This virtual 5k run, swim or bike event can be any distance you wish to obtain and while the International Mermaid Day falls on Sunday, September 7, 2014, you can opt to run, swim or bike your distance on any date that week, with your choice of location, rain or shine. TMC will be hosting some meet-up locations if you would like to run with a group.
About Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Whether a child chooses to go somewhere exotic, meet an adored celebrity, have a treasured gift or be a dream occupation for the day, each wish experience is tailor-made to exceed all expectations. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours and has granted more than 9,000 wishes since its inception 30 years ago. The chapter’s vision is to make every eligible child’s wish come true. With the average cost of a wish being $5,000, Make-A-Wish relies on fundraisers, corporate support and donations from the public to bring sunshine into the lives of families when they need it most. To help share the power of a wish®, call Make-A-Wish at 954-967-WISH or log on to www.sfla.wish.org.
Make-A-Wish is one united family. But it’s also a collection of independently chartered nonprofit organizations that stand committed to a shared vision and mission. Due to the Foundation’s fundraising guidelines, all funds raised through the Mermaid Club’s Virtual Race must be donated to one chapter: the Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. However, you can rest assured that your donation will be used to assist local staff members and volunteers as they meet with wish kids and their families and devote their time and energy to make each wish come true! For more information about Make-A-Wish America and its local and global structure, visit http://wish.org/about-us/our-story/local-and-global-structure.
Event details and schedule
When, Where & How
When: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Where: Everywhere! You can map your own course.
The Mermaid Club will be hosting running meet-ups in the following locations:
- Sarasota, Florida
- Tampa, Florida
- Boca Raton, Florida
- South Amboy, New Jersey
- Los Angeles, California
- San Francisco, California
- Melbourne, Australia
Check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/clubmermaid/ ) for more details on the meet ups.
Who: All Mermaids and Mermans, any age, all abilities.
What happens next?
Sign up, we will mail you a bib, then you run, bike or swim your event, snap a picture using the hastag #MermaidsMakeAWish and then we shall send you the most amazing TMC bling you have ever seen to go with that collection of bling you already have hanging with pride!
Come on Mermaids, what are you waiting for? Let’s Raise our Fins and give back by making a child’s Wish Come True with Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida
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