October Spotlight: Cecilia Nguyen

Cecilia Nguyen hosted a Virtual Marathon back in March that raised $1,676 for Disaster Relief.

As the Fundraising Chair of the Texas Gulf Coast Region Youth Service Council (TGCR YSC) last year, Cecilia wanted to organize a fundraiser that was both virtual and interactive. After extensive research, she decided to host a virtual marathon called Running4Relief that benefited the Red Cross’s disaster relief efforts.

The planning process involved many steps. For example, Cecilia had to plan the event logistics and create the marketing materials such as stickers and a flyer. After everything was approved by her region, she reached out to adult and youth leaders throughout the Texas Gulf Coast Region and asked them to promote the virtual marathon. Ultimately, Cecilia was able to raise $1,676 for the Red Cross.

For those interested in hosting their own virtual marathon, Cecilia’s biggest advice is to “stay on top of your game! Organizing a virtual marathon takes a lot more time and networking than you may initially think. Give yourself enough time to troubleshoot any potential problems so that your fundraiser can be successful.”

Thank you so much for your work, Cecilia! We look forward to seeing what you will accomplish in the future with the Red Cross.

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