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WHY DO WE RELAY???

Our daughter, Mary, began this team in memory of her granddad, my father-in-law who lost his battle to lung cancer in 1986. We work year round raising money for ACS in fun, unique ways and every spring we participate in our area's annual Elizabeth River Relay For Life Event held at Portsmouth City Park. This blog is to keep our team and others updated on our team's activities and events as well as to share about the American Cancer Society and all the work they do to find a cure for cancer. We hope you will stop by often and leave us a post or two .... we're always open to suggestions and ideas.

Friday, January 30, 2009

CHECK OUT MY NEW BRAINSTORM PROJECTS!!!

As I start the new year working toward the Elizabeth River Relay for Life Event to be held Friday June 5, 2009 (much more about that in upcoming blog postings ... keep tuned!!) I thought how can I connect my passion of crafting with cancer awareness ... well, said me, "Since I've had so much fun creating Crazy Quilt Purses, why not expand on that and create some Cancer Awareness Purses?" So yesterday, my brain got going, the wheels started moving, and last night I put this little adorable Breast Cancer Purse together. I just LOVE it. My grandmother lost her battle to breast cancer when I was 12 years old and I miss her greatly, but on a much happier note, my mother is a 10 year survivor of breast cancer and it is in her honor that this purse was created ... love you mom!! It is listed in both my Etsy and Artfire shops in hopes of it finding the perfect home to someone who wants to bring awareness to Breast Cancer. I usually donate 5% of all my craft sales to ACS, but with the cancer awareness items, the percentage is going up and I will be donating 25% of any sales.



I also started making Colors Of Cancer Keychains and Bookbag Pulls. They can be made in any color to represent the different types of cancer. They too are listed in my Magnolia Blossom Art shops. They are quick and easy yet such a great way to bring awareness to this terrible disease, cancer.






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