Sunday, September 14, 2008
Knock Out Breast Cancer!
...we hope that we at least gave it a good strong punch! Saturday was the big fund raising event. Hurricane Ike managed to only disrupt the festivities a little. The boxing ring had to be taken down from outside and put up inside the store instead but that was about it. Fortunately, Ike went a little more east than our area and the worst we got was a couple inches of rain.
Each cropper was greeted by a cheerful stack of scrapbook items and a special candy treat. Pink balloons were everywhere in the store. Breakfast, lunch and supper were provided for the croppers as well.
The money paid by each cropper was donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In addition, there were raffle tickets sold for great prizes and the money from that will also go to the foundation. The group honored three survivors attending the crop this year with a pink rose bouquet and took a moment of silence to remember others who had lost their fight against breast cancer.
The store provided a project for the attendees which reminded us all that a cure might be in our hands. We each need to take charge of our health with monthly checks, mammograms, BRCA testing and other opportunities as appropriate to find problems early. Education about cancer and treatments are readily available for us. We can also provide help with our hands by sharing our time and resources toward a cure.
Thanks Pink Junkies and to all who supported this event Saturday.
PS: We have posted a few pictures out on flicker group too.