Two years ago I lost my Aunt Jane to cancer. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years before and had been in remission for 7 years. Two years ago she had gone to the doctor for not feeling well and found out the cancer had started again and spread throughout places in her body. She stayed with us for just a few short weeks and the cancer took her life.
We just found out a few months ago my Aunt Phyllis, Jane's sister, who is also a breast cancer survivor was diagnosed with lung cancer. With in a few weeks it has now spread to her neck and brain. They are only giving her a few short months.
Last year I held two Stampin' for a Cure events in my home town to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure West Michigan Affiliate. They both were successful and we were able to donate $1000 to Komen last October. This Stampin' for a Cure event was started by my team members in Colorado and they are now 5 years in and raise over $8000 each year for their Komen Affiliate. After going through this with my Aunts, I started the same event here in Michigan.
I will be holding this event on Saturday, October 8th and will have two sessions to attend, 9am or 1pm. Attendees will make six cards, win door prizes, participate in a Silent Auction and Grand Prize Basket and be provided with lunch. All of the monies will be donated directly to our local Susan G. Komen for the Cure West Michigan Affiliate. If you are local I would love to have your participate in this event which is very near and dear to my heart.
In honor of my Aunts, I have made this card using the current Strength & Hope set which is in the Summer Mini Catalog which is only available through today. This is a great set and I am sad to see it go but I will be using it in October when many thank yous will need to be sent out.
I really like using the words for a little banner as you know how much I love banners. Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each set sold. I hope we will see a set like this again. With being part of a company with so many women involved this set has meant a lot to many people. If you haven't taken the time to purchase this set, you still have through today. I hope you'll take advantage of it before it is gone.
Thanks for listening!