FIBROMYALGIA SOCIETY FUNDRAISER
“A GATHERING PLACE”
My name is Dick Swaren. I am letting my hair grow and will not have it cut until I have raised $5000 for the Fibromyalgia Society of Edmonton and Area. My wife, Chris, is President. The Fibromyalgia Society office has been in our home for 10 years. It is essential to the future of the FM Society that we have “A Gathering Place” that would be accessible to our members and the public.
A Gathering Place will:
1. Provide space where people can come and receive support.
2. Provide us with an office to conduct Society business and maintain our records.
3. Make our programs, library and other resources more available.
4. Make the Fibromyalgia Society more visible to the public.
5. Enhance our networking with other organizations.
The FM Society has received a generous financial gift that will enable us to initiate a rental arrangement. Further funding will be needed for a rental contract and to prepare the current office for this move. Most of our Members and Board Members are too ill to continue with fundraising projects which take a lot of energy. This is why I have chosen this personal fundraiser. With the approval of the Board of the Fibromyalgia Society of Edmonton and Area,
I will be asking for donations and will not cut my hair until I have raised $5000. Other members will be invited to promote this fundraiser in a way that will help raise public awareness about Fibromyalgia and have some fun in the process.
Donations may be made by sending a cheque to the above address or directly to me. Although we do not yet have a Charitable Donations Number, you will receive a receipt and your name will be recognized as a donor to this project.
For more information check our website www.fibrosocietyedmonton.ca
Thank you very much for your support.
“Hair Raising Fundraiser has become a Family Affair”
UPDATE – 18 May, 2017
To date we have raised $3000
In support of this Fundraising
Project, my wife Chris who is President of the Fibromyalgia Society
of Edmonton and Area, is also growing her hair long. As you will see
from the “Family Photo”, the furry member of our family also has
long hair. “Joey” would like to get a spring hair cut as soon as we
reach our fund raising objective. We had this picture taken to
portray what a shaggy, long hair, “Hair Raising” family we
have become. Chris likes her long hair but would like to get it
styled a bit shorter. I sure would like to get my hair
cut as soon as possible. So please help us reach this Fundraiser
goal of $5000 for a Fibromyalgia Society
Gathering Place / Office
Please send your donation to:
Fibromyalgia Society of Edmonton and Area
P.O. Box 68192
162 Bonnie Doon Mall
Edmonton AB T6C 4N6