Lululemon Charity Fundraiser

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First things first:  breakfast!


An oatmeal mess – quick, easy, delicious.  One of my favorite things.  🙂


In the mix:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • Handful of raw cashews
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Raspberries
  • Chia seeds




I’ve been talking a lot about Girls on the Run lately, and that’s only partly coincidental.  Not only do I really love it, but there are lots of ways to get involved.  If you don’t have the time to coach or can’t be a running buddy for the end-of-season 5K, you can always be a Solemate.  You can walk, run or bike in any event of your choice and raise funds so little girls can get scholarships to attend GOTR.


I signed up to be a Solemate for the upcoming Thunder Road Marathon (now, of course, I’ve dropped down to the 5K).  As part of my race, I’m raising $262 (get it? 26.2?) for GOTR.  Here’s Ashley’s perspective on being a Solemate.


I’m hoping to raise the money through a series of fun raffles on the blog – so let’s get started!


Today’s raffle is hosted by Lululemon Charlotte!  The prize pack totals $141.  You could win the Groove Pant, a $98 value, in your size… a Yoga Mat Strap, a $15 value… and a Yoga Mat, a $28 value.


You can enter this raffle for less than the price of a cup of coffee!  🙂

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Here’s how the raffle works:


  • $2 gets you ONE raffle ticket.
  • $4 gets you TWO raffle tickets.
  • $8 gets you FIVE raffle tickets!  It’s a deal!
  • Submit your payment on the Solemates Donation website – HERE.
  • The contest will run until Wednesday, November 17 at noon. I’ll contact the winner at lunchtime.
  • I will list everyone’s name on an Excel spreadsheet (one entry per $2, two entries per $4, and FIVE entries per $8), and the Husband will draw a winner using the Random Number Generator.
  • Lululemon will then ship out the prize pack to the winner.


Good luck!!! On that note, I’m off to yoga.



  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 16, 2010, 8:38 am

    Great giveaway Caitlin! Is it open to Canadian residents too? And CONGRATS again on the top 10! 😀

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 9:11 pm

      Yes it is!

  • Jen November 16, 2010, 8:38 am

    I love LuLu but can’t wear their pants, I hate my stomach. But great raffle prize! Do you warm up your pumpkin or eat it cold? Can it be refrigerated after for a few days? 🙂

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 8:40 am

      Oh, one of the nice things about Lululemon pants is that they have a wide band so it doesn’t cut into your stomach 🙂 Just sayin!!

      I eat it cold; it lasts a few days in the fridge.

  • Charlie November 16, 2010, 8:44 am

    This is such a good idea :).

  • tina November 16, 2010, 8:44 am

    aw, so awesome! i’ll enter this morning for sure!!!

    i can’t wait to get involved with GOTR once i quit my job and have free time… i’m so happy you introduced me to it! 🙂

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 16, 2010, 8:45 am

    Awesome contest…I’m putting a sticky note on my desktop to remind me to enter when I have more than two minutes!! Hope you have a great day!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 16, 2010, 8:50 am

    Great giveaway! I love how involved you’ve become in this cause!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 16, 2010, 8:50 am

    *fundraiser, NOT giveaway! 🙂

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers November 16, 2010, 8:52 am

    FABULOUS idea!!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 16, 2010, 8:56 am

    What a nice fundraiser! I would love those pants.

  • Stacy November 16, 2010, 8:56 am

    Congrats on getting into the Top Ten! And love this raffle. I’ll be donating tonight!

  • Nicole - yuppie yogini November 16, 2010, 9:00 am

    Oooo…I’m excited about this!! I need new yoga pant & a new mat–mine is getting stinky 🙂

  • Neelie November 16, 2010, 9:02 am

    Is the contest open to Canadian residents??

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 11:09 am

      I’m checking into it!

      • Shannon November 16, 2010, 8:04 pm

        So is the contest open to Canadians?

        • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 9:12 pm

          Yes girls, it is open to Canadian residents! Yay!

    • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 16, 2010, 12:09 pm

      Oh yes. Good question! I would be interested to know this too?

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. November 16, 2010, 9:02 am

    Awesome fundraiser! I hope it’s a huge success!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 16, 2010, 9:03 am

    Lululemon makes any fund-raiser better. 🙂

  • Kelly November 16, 2010, 9:06 am

    Sigh, love Lulu.

  • Amanda (Eating Up) November 16, 2010, 9:13 am

    What a fun fundraiser! 🙂

  • Camille November 16, 2010, 9:18 am

    What a great cause. Well done!

  • Kristyn November 16, 2010, 9:19 am

    Awesome fundraiser Catilin! I am bringing GOTR to our community in the spring. I’ll be the site coordinator and the coach and I simply can’t wait to get in on all this positive action! I think this is a fabulous fundraiser! I gotta get in on this fun fundraiser! Have a great Tuesday. =)
    ps-congrats on the positivity project finals too!!! I hope you win!

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 11:09 am

      wow thanks for bringing GOTR to your community!!

      • Kristyn November 16, 2010, 11:52 am

        i can’t even tell you how pumped I am! I’ve been working all through the beginning of the school year (i’m a teacher) on it and finally i’m successful! thank you, caitlin, for sharing my enthusiasm!! i’m jumping out of my seat just thinking about march when our program here in rural new jersey will begin!

  • Michelle November 16, 2010, 9:21 am

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to enter!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 16, 2010, 9:27 am

    I think this is so great and your helping them is really nice! Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 16, 2010, 9:30 am

    Breakfast looks good. I love adding cashews to almost anything.

  • Little Bookworm November 16, 2010, 9:43 am

    Great fundraiser! Congratulations on getting into the finals for the project as well! 😀

  • Sara November 16, 2010, 9:44 am

    Just donated! I could never pass up the oppurtunity to donate to a good cause and possibly win more lululemon… love lulu!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 16, 2010, 9:51 am

    Wow that’s incredible that Lululemon is helping you out like it!! I’m at work now, but I’ll enter the raffle once I get home 🙂

  • Heather C November 16, 2010, 10:00 am

    As a lulu Educator, I don’t feel like I should enter the raffle (but will happy to donate!), but just wanted to say I LOVE that they partnered with you on this!! 🙂

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 11:10 am

      Yes, Lululemon rules.

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 16, 2010, 10:21 am

    Wow, all these things you’re doing for such a great cause! Thanks for being so passionate about making changes 🙂

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit November 16, 2010, 10:22 am

    That breakfast looks so good! I heart cashews.

  • Gloria November 16, 2010, 10:32 am

    The groove pants are magical. I’ll fluctuate in size from day to day and no matter what, those darn pants always seem to fit comfortably and make my booty look HOT! Love it!! If it weren’t socially unacceptable to wear workout gear 24/7, I would seriously live in Lulu clothes 🙂

  • Julia @ brides up north November 16, 2010, 10:46 am

    Caitlin – thanks for promoting my real wedding submission feature via twitter I really appreciate that!

    I hope one day we can meet up in the UK or the US – you feel like a friend!

    I have now launched the new site – check it out at

    Julia xx

  • Julia @ brides up north November 16, 2010, 10:46 am

    p.s. one for the hubby maybe – did you see that Prince William announced his engagement today?!

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 11:11 am

      how romantic!!!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day November 16, 2010, 10:57 am

    I admire that you are working so closely with this organization. I wish it were around when I was a little kid! You are truly changing lives! So thanks for what you do!

  • Ella November 16, 2010, 11:10 am

    Totally entering. I love Lululemon but my college budget doesn’t allow much shopping there – this is great and its for a fantastic cause.
    Kind of random but worth saying – I’m putting on a presentation to my sorority about positive self esteem and a big focus of it is on Operation Beautiful. Your book and the website helped me change my life and I’m hoping it will help my sisters as well!

  • Annie (Delicious Wellness) November 16, 2010, 11:12 am

    I love that you already are at 150% of your donation! Yay money for GOTR! I’m running my first half marathon in 4 weeks. Do you think it’s too late to sign up for Solemates to raise money?

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 11:14 am

      naw! you can get registered in one day and $262 really isnt too hard to raise. just hit up twenty six friends for $10

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 16, 2010, 11:23 am

    After hearing about GOTR from you, I checked out their site. I’m thinking about becoming a Solemate, too. It looks like it would be a very satisfying experience!!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) November 16, 2010, 11:23 am

    What great items to be giving away!! SO COOL! Love the groove pant.

  • kathleen November 16, 2010, 11:30 am

    I have been noticing that you just throw chia seeds in with your breakfast. I have about a pound of chia seeds that have been sitting in my cupboard for months. I tried making a pudding with them and it was a disaster. Maybe I should bring them back out…

  • Jessica November 16, 2010, 11:36 am

    I finally decided I would try pumpkin sometime this week, so I’m wondering do you mix that whole bowl together? I’m trying to decide if raspberry and pumpkin are going to be good together?

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 16, 2010, 11:38 am

    I just noticed there is a Girls on the Run program in Atlanta, too. Unfortunately, I just missed the 5K they had. Thanks for bring the program to my attention!

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 11:40 am

      wow! they already did their 5k? nuts! always spring i guess!

  • Marie-Journey to Body Zen November 16, 2010, 11:50 am

    that is a beautiful breakfast! very inspiring.

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin November 16, 2010, 12:01 pm

    Just donated! So glad that you’ve already surpassed your goal! 😀

    I’m DYING for a pair of the Groove pants– they’re so flattering!

  • Jill November 16, 2010, 3:12 pm

    I have throughly enjoyed watching your donations rise since this morning! Great job! You should be very proud to be doing something so great!

  • alli November 16, 2010, 6:06 pm

    all this pumpkin reminds me of a great pumpkin cookie recipe i thought you’d enjoy. it’s super easy and delicious!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 16, 2010, 6:41 pm

    Oh gosh, their clothes are so fantastic- what a great raffle!!

  • Sonja November 16, 2010, 7:00 pm

    Just wanted to tell you, I have been so inspired by your talk about Girls on the Run that I emailed them to get some information about starting a chapter in my area. I teach in a highly impacted (i.e. high poverty rates, lots of second-language speakers) elementary school, and I think it would be a GREAT addition to some of the after-school activities our students already participate in. So thanks for the inspiration!

    • Caitlin November 16, 2010, 7:12 pm

      Yay I hope it works out! Thank you!

  • Madison November 17, 2010, 11:14 am

    just made my contribution! good luck with your fundraising efforts and race!!!

  • Allie November 17, 2010, 1:52 pm

    hahahah Caitlin! You are so funny for putting your breakfast bowl in a garden before snapping a picture of it. I love this blog because you’re REAL and fabulous! <3

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