With still two weeks to go, San Francisco’s Million Dollar Mission is blazing new trails when comes to bringing together a city and an industry around a central cause (just in case you missed it, that’s LLS).
Everyone involved in this campaign is so enthusiastic and supportive. And it’s from all sides – the hotel associates, the general managers, the hospitality industry vendors and partners and the guests. Just yesterday, a work lunch took me to one of the participating hotels, where I met Lowell, a 32-year tenured staff member; he was proudly wearing his “Ask me about the Million Dollar Mission” pin and thanked me for the work that I do. I was caught off guard for a moment – he was thanking me? Hopefully, my outpouring of thanks to him in return wasn’t overwhelming.
So, here we are at the halfway point and I would like to share some examples of how the wonderful City of San Francisco and its guests are helping create a world without cancer.
- Super Sightseeing Tours has pledged $.50 for every tour ticket they sell in July, up to $10,000.
- Hotels.com and Expedia are running special offers to encourage guests who book SF hotel stays in July to support the Million Dollar Mission. Upon arrival, guests can redeem the coupon they receive directly at the front desk along with their contribution to receive a special promotional offer.
- The Palace Hotel raised more than $4,000 last week (a combination of the Auction & Tag sale and a bake sale)
- The Fairmont San Francisco’s employee Steward Sale raised $6,300 yesterday.
- More than $35,000 has been raised via www.donatesfmission.org, the portal for general donations in support of SF’s Million Dollar Mission.
And more to come:
- This Thursday, July 19, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara’s Tusca will hold a special Winemaker Dinner, visit www.santaclara.tusca.com for reservations.
- The Westin San Francisco Market Street is hosting an associate book sale also on July 19.
- Cocktails for a Cure July 22-27: A simultaneous happy hour (5-7pm) at Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, Grand Hyatt San Francisco and Hyatt Regency Santa Clara with 25% of the bar sales going to LLS.
- The City (and beyond) continues to be on the auction block at prices up to 70% off and new packages have recently been added. www.biddingforgood.com/milliondollarmission. Bidding closes July 29.