I am so pleased to be able to finally write this post. This little project has been in the works for quite some time.
Let me tell you a quick story before we get to the 'meat'. About a week ago I emailed Amy of Mod Podge Rocks and asked if she knew where I could get some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, as I was having difficulties finding it. She graciously helped me and offered to send me some. She didn't even know that I was so badly needing it because I wanted to make these Breast Cancer Awareness necklaces. So Amy, thank you so much for helping when you didn't even know it was for such an important cause.
Okay, on to the meat of the matter. A while ago I mentioned that my sister was going to be participating in the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the cure in Arizona. She will be walking 60 miles over the course of 3 days. Not only is that a really long distance, it is a huge commitment she is making to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. I am so proud of her for wanting to this, I have made my own personal commitment to help her raise the necessary money for her to participate. ($2,300 to be exact)
Being a crafter, I figured the best way I could help would be to give something back to those who donate. So here is the plan, for every $15 you donate to Cedar Bennett's account at the Susan G Komen website I will send you either a washer necklace or keychain which shows your support for the cause.
Here is what you do:
1. Donate through the Susan G Komen website to Cedar Bennett's page.
2. Forward me a copy of the PDF receipt that they send you. You are welcome to black out personal information you don't want me to see.
If you choose to make your name and donation amount public, you can email me that you have donated and I can check her account that way.
3. We will work out if you want a necklace or a keychain and any sort of personalizations you might like.
About the Washer accessories:
- Each washer is two sided. One side has a pretty design and the second side has the Breast Cancer ribbon and some wording. How you choose to wear it is up to you. Either way you have a cute accessory. :)
- Each washer(necklace or keychain) has a pretty clear bead with a pink ribbon running through it that dangles in the center of the washer
- You get to pick between a 30" necklace or a keychain
Necklace Side 1:
Necklace Side 2:
Keychain Side 1:
Keychain Side 2:
Here are the wording options for the awareness side:
- Once you choose hope, anything's possible(pictured)
- Find a Cure (pictured)
- I survived!
- In memory of . . .
- Celebrate Life
What do you get out of donating?
- Warm Fuzzy feelings
- A tax deduction - (You are donating directly to the charity so the tax deduction is all yours)
- A pretty accessory
- Getting closer to a cure for cancer. Who doesn't want that?
I have linked up keywords to Cedar's account but here is the link again:
If you have problems with the link:
You can go to http://www.the3day.org.
Click on Donate to a Participant
Search for Cedar Bennett
Click on her name and then click on "Click to donate to Cedar in 2010".
It would mean more to me than you could possibly ever know if you could donate to this cause. You aren't just supporting me or my sister, you are supporting women everywhere. Sounds a little cheesy, but it is totally true.
Please let your family and loved ones know about this too. I am totally committed to going broke if I have to to give a little thanks to everyone who donates $15 or more to support my sister.
That's Cedar on the right. She participated last year but not in the 3-day. She even dyed a strip of her hair pink. She's a die hard.