The Lester Project

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Just a quick update about the bracelets!

They will be sold via our website (http://thelesterproject.com), and you will be able to make payments through paypal. If you do not have a paypal account, you can still pay via credit card. The bracelets are going to be $6 + $2 shipping (we're paying for all of the shipping and etc. costs and they really add up!)

Don't forget to sign up for the mailing list over on the site. Those that are subscribed to the mailing list will get the first notification when the bracelets will be going onsale.

Also, it would be a big help if you could drop an email to bracelets@thelesterproject.com with your name, and how many bracelets you'd like to order (you can also specify Adult or Child sizes). This isn't an official ordering process, but it'll give us an idea of how many more we need to order for the next batch!

Thank you again for all of your support!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wow, in about a week we've reached 500 friends on myspace! That is CRAZY! Thank you all so much for the support.

We heard that we were mentioned on NESN today, but we all happened to be watching Dancing With The Stars (Mario Lopez is a hottie!) when it happened, but we were certainly told about it many, many times. We're trying catch it on Sox in 2.

Next week, our first batch of bracelets should be in, we'll let you know when everything is set up. We are currently in the process of moving our site&blog (www.thelesterproject.com) to another amazing hosting service, which was offered to us for FREE! We're also trying to all go to a game next Thursday, but it is kind of hard to buy tickets when you have no money on your credit cards! It'll all work out though, hopefully. We're also hoping to do something very special on that day, but we'll tell you more about that once we get it all sorted out.
-The Lester Project

Monday, September 11, 2006

Hey everyone!

I'm just checking in to let you know what some of the latest updates are with The Lester Project. The four of us honestly cannot believe how big this has gotten since last week! We are presently in contact with The Jimmy Fund, getting a charity account set up. We will soon be setting up an e-mail list to keep track of all interested in wristbands.
Additionally, we are awaiting the arrival of the first batch of bracelets. We were given a window of 5-10 business days, and are just approaching the beginning of that timeframe. As soon as they arrive, we will post here and on the main website (http://thelesterproject.com). Orders will then open!
We are also seeking businesses and individuals that would like to make a donation to help us purchase additional wristbands. As many of you may know, we are four college students, and unfortunately do not have the money to fund a huge project! We honestly do need all of the help we can get. If you are interested, please email us through the website (http://thelesterproject.com).

Thank you again for all of your support, Red Sox Nation! This project has really taken off beyond our wildest dreams, and we look forward to being able to present the Jimmy Fund with a substantial donation in the name of our beloved pitcher, Jon Lester.

Please keep checking this blog and http://thelesterproject.com for the latest updates!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Hey everyone!
Just like Kayte's previous post said, huge thanks to Gordon Edes for mentioning us in the Sox notebook!

Please add http://thelesterproject.com to your bookmarks. Once we have received our first batch of bracelets, thelesterproject.com will launch and have a place where you can order, as well as some other features!

Keep your eyes open for daily updates, as this project is just getting off the ground! Thank you so much, Sox nation, for helping to support Jon Lester and his fight to strike out cancer!

We're in today's Globe!

A huge shout out to Gordon Edes, he mentioned us in one of his articles today... you're the best! Here's what is says: "There are a couple of blogs dedicated to Jon Lester, who is scheduled to begin chemotherapy this morning for a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a blood cancer. They are: www.myspace.com/thelesterproject, and www.thelesterproject.blogspot.com/..." Again thanks to everyone for supporting the Lester Project & keep spreading the word!

~The Crew (Kayte,Christine,Amanda & Courtney)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to stop in and give you guys a couple of updates. First of all, Jon gave a press conference today on NESN before the game. He wanted to thank all the fans for their support, and he let everyone know that he will begin treatment on Friday. He's taking everything one step at a time, but he's heading into this with a positive, fighting spirit!

Secondly, we have to thank you guys for your immense show of support! We just opened our myspace about 24 hours ago, and we've already received so many hits, and made tons of friends who have sent their well wishes to Jon and want to help out. Keep spreading the word! We really can't do this without you!

I also wanted to let you guys know that the first batch of bracelets have been ordered. Shortly, thelesterproject.com will launch, and you will be able to order bracelets and make donations to the Lester Project! We only have a limited number of bracelets this first time around, but if there's a big interest, we will definitely be ordering more!

Again, thank you all SOOO much for supporting us! You're really helping to make a difference!

Don't forget to add us as a friend on myspace! http://myspace.com/thelesterproject