Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We're In This Together...

I've mentioned once or twice that I am registered to walk the Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in October. It's something I've wanted to do for some time, and each year have found a reason not to do. This is the year. It's 39.3 miles over the course of 2 days, and I'm very excited to be a part of something bigger.

Today I took the time to draft my letter that will be mailed to all of my contacts. A letter campaign to my town's businesses is next. I am hoping to raise more than the minimum of $1800.

Please consider making a donation to this very worthy cause that has such far-reaching results. Each year, millions are raised to fund local and national research efforts. The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade has raised more than $250 million. Every dollar makes a difference in finding a cure for this disease that takes the life of one woman every 14 minutes.

Make a donation by clicking on this link, which will bring you to my Participant Page. Then click on "Make a gift" under the thermometer or the pink button above the thermometer that says "Support Me". After making your donation (ANY amount helps!), post a comment on this post, and I will draw a name for blog candy each month until October, when the walk takes place. The candy will be a surprise each month, but will be my small way of saying Thank You to all who take the time to donate.

Meanwhile, here's a card that I'm working on as part of a series to go to each donor. I have used MFT Think Pink stamps, and have been coloring these images for a week now. Each card will be slightly different, using every dp with pink in my stash. The embellisments will be limited, though, as I hope to be mailing out a ton of these!
Thanks so much for looking!


dpkennedy said...

Great cause and a wonderful effort on your part. The cards are great! Good luck with the campaign letters!

Heather said...

Great card- I think you are wonderful for giving so selflessly to help others.

Sarah said...

Good luck for the walk, it's a very worthwile cause.

Great card, I love the subtle colours you've used and the stamp and sentiment are just perfect.

xx :0)

Tess said...

Just found your blog over on splitcoast. Love what I am seeing so far.