Hands Up For Hooters wants YOU on our team! We are a supportive, inclusive, fun team centered the Sacramento area, but with members from around the US and Canada. Yep, we are International. How could you not be fun with a name like Hands Up For Hooters? This is our 8th year as a team, and in 2022 we were the largest team in the nation, as well as the largest single event fundraising team, raising $167,266. We intend to surpass that in 2023, with a goal of $230,000. (BTW, not all teams are open to new walkers. We are LOOKING for new walkers and will support you all the way.) We plan to bring a team of 90 walkers to the San Diego walk (Nov 17 - 19, 2023), plus will have some walkers in Boston (Aug 18-20), Chicago (Sep 8 - 10), Dallas (Oct 27-29) and the newly added Denver 3-Day event (Aug 25 - 27).
Check out our team video here: https://youtu.be/ne9C_xQBL2k
We will accomplish this by supporting and encouraging all of our walkers through their training and fundraising. For the newly scheduled 2023 3-Days, we have a varied training schedule of walks established for the entire year, beginning in May, 2023. Most walks are around the Sacramento (Roseville, Elk Grove, Folsom, Fair Oaks) area, but we also venture to Lake Tahoe and San Francisco for our longer walks. Yeah... we even walk across the Golden Gate Bridge! We support each other with personal fundraisers, and look forward to our Bunco nights, Paint and Wine parties and Top Golf fundraisers. You don't want to miss it!
WHO ARE WE?
Team Captain Sally Dunbar formed Hands Up For Hooters in 2015. Her prior three Komen walks as a breast cancer survivor taught her the incredible impact the Komen Foundation is having on men and women around the world. She realized she could raise more money for Komen by bringing in new walkers to the magical "Pink Bubble". Her first year she recruited over 60 new walkers, which was magical in itself as they each discovered they were far bigger than they ever thought, simply by walking and asking their friends for support. It was awe inspiring.
For 2023 we hope to recruit 50 new walkers - (focusing on those new to the Komen family) and plan to really lean into supporting our new walkers in a fun and helpful way. Join us. (If you find out we are a bunch of bozos, it is easy to change teams! But honestly, no one has ever left us!)
WHAT'S INVOLVED IN BEING A HOOTER?
Well.... you train for 6 months to be able to walk 20 miles a day (or you don't train at all, but don't be surprised when you get blisters). You ask your friends, family, and total strangers on the street for money. You need to raise $2300 to participate in the 3-Day walk. Truthfully, since it is for Komen, and NOT for you, it isn't all that hard. In fact, four of our walkers raised over $10K in 2022. What happens if you don't raise $2300? You simply don't participate in the San Diego walk. The money you were able to raise goes to a terrific cause, and you simply quit participating on our team. That makes us sad, but there is no penalty if you quit. It's not like you have to pay the balance of the $2300. You just quit. So no harm done. But I will tell you, everyone who has wanted to do this has been able to raise their money - $1,100,000 so far.
So what do you say? Want to be a Hooter? Click Register and JUST DO IT!
Don't forget to check out our team video: https://youtu.be/ne9C_xQBL2k