Lately I've been thinking about signing up for a 5K to work up to, and I've also been seeing these Breast Cancer 3 Day (60 mile) walk commercials.. They look really interesting and I'd love to sign up, but..
Oftentimes when I look on the websites, they require sponsorships and raising a lot of money.. That's fine, but where do people get the money? I don't have a large social group, and no one in my family (thank God) has any fatal disease or anything they are motivated to sponsor.. (my mom will sometimes send in like $5 bucks or something to charities as they come up, but we don't have any big spenders and I feel guilty about buying sneakers or a $4 container of shrimp)
So how to people go about raising the thousands of dollars necessary? I'd like to join but I just can't figure out how people raise the money unless they're ultra connected or surrounded by the rich and generous.