Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event

This was the first week of school for my 5 year old daughter. During our morning routine Friday morning she said "mommy, if we can get rid of the cancer more people will be around, right?" I said, "that's it Alexis, you've got it".

She's seen mom working on this event for quite some time and now I feel like I can finally roll it out to all of you.

Imagine a world with more birthdays, a cure... That moment with my daughter is my personal "why" moment. It's not just for you and I, but for all the generations to follow. Those who have passed and watched our loved ones slip away. For my mom's friend Barbara G. who left behind a very large and loving family. For my friend Amy, who I went to high school with and countless customers and friends. For my girlfriend Christine, who lost her mom to breast cancer at a very young age. Please join me and my girlfriends for the first annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer Event Fundraiser, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk.

World Card Making Day seemed like the perfect time to have an event to benefit cancer! So here are some more details. The day before the walk on October 2nd, a team of 12 demonstrators from across Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire are gathering to provide a set of 5 cards for $20. All the supplies for the event are being donated by the demonstrators. 100% of your $20 donation will be going directly to making strides. In fact, part of the registration process is to make your donation direct to making strides on our team site (to our team member "event registration").

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to purchase the directions to make the 5 projects shown above (designed by convention display stamper and just a super talented lady, Kerin Sylvester), you can donate $20 to the "stamping team" team member on our making strides site and you will have the directions emailed to you.

For more details about the event, or to make a donation of any amount (which will certainly help a whole lot!) check out the flier here.

I hope to see you at the event on October 2nd.

Here is a quick picture of the planning meeting for our big event! This is just a few of the demonstrators involved in making it all happen. I hope to have more pictures for you as time goes on. This event has been in the planning stages for many months and we are very excited to present a stamping opportunity for all, that will help raise money for a cure.
We hope you will join us on Saturday October 2nd in Burlington for Stamp Out Breast Cancer as well as on Sunday October 3rd at the Hatch Shell in Boston for the 17th annual Making Strides walk, if you are interested. If you are planning to walk on the 3rd feel free to join our team!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is more than just the name of a walk; it describes the progress we're making together in the fight against breast cancer. Nothing can describe the hope that is inspired by walking with others who share a passion for ending this disease. Because nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, hope for a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays starts with us. We've decided to show our support and make a difference by stamping as a team in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.

Saving lives from breast cancer starts one team, one walker, one stamper and one dollar at a time. Join us, and together we will create a world with less breast cancer and more birthday celebrations.

Click here for more information.

Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wishing you all the best for your big event. I hope it is successful. A mum at school (her daughter is in my son's class) has just been diagnosed with breast cancer and it seems rather advanced. We are trying to help her as much as we can with meals & jobs etc. I look forward to reading about this event on your blog. Lotsa hugs Andrea xxx