Sunday, July 18, 2010

Crafting For A Cause!

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All donations help in finding a cure!






Last year my Mom Denise heard that the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for a Cure would be passing by our house. In effort to "do her part" she thought it might be nice to cheer the walkers on, she turned to my Dad and suggested we decorate our pear tree our front...and then it hit her!






The entire family got involved!



In a matter of 2 weeks we were able to raise over $2,300 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. With the help of my Nana we crafted soft sculptured breasts with pink ribbons and hung them on our tree. The response from both the community and the walkers was something we had never imagined! We donate the money raised to Susan G. Komen THROUGH a walker who has not met their goal. Each walker is required to raise $2,300 and if they do not succeed they have to pay the difference out of their own pockets. Imagine walking 60 miles over 3 days with the stress of having to come up with that kind of money!? The walkers are simply amazing and seeing them walk by The 'Pair' Tree and knowing we're able to put smiles on their faces is priceless! We were so happy with the outcome that in November of last year we took The 'Pair' Tree to San Diego where we were able to raise over $1,000 in effort to find a cure!









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43 comments:

  1. This is amazing! I am doing decorations for my best friends Benefit in 2 weeks. She found out in February, at the age of 37 that she has breast cancer. She is fighting strong...but attitude is everything! Thanks for supporting a cause! Our theme is " Supporting " Lori ( with scrapbook paper bra's strung up around the room...and "cancer sucks" with sucker trees all over. I'll be posting after the party...come check it out! www.missmatchedandmarvelous.blogspot.com

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  2. wow...that is truly inspirational. our town does a walk but its so big that theyve relocated it to our local mall's parking lot. it was much better when it went through town, and it use to go right past my house. I would walk with my job (lowe's) and my kids would sit on our porch and wait for me to come by. you and your family did an amazing thing....love the idea.

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  3. How funny and creative! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  4. love it! That is just so awesome! I love love the pair tree and all for a GREAT cause! Go you! (and fam)

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  5. Alix this is such a wonderful inspiring idea. The pair tree is adorable! What a wonderful thing for you and your family to take part in!Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase – I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

    I'll be featuring this tomorrow - I hope it will send some people your way and help out this cause =)

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  6. What a great idea! Too cute!

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  7. Excellent idea and it looks great! Laughter releases endorphins and I bet your tree was feel good central for the walkers. Blessings to your fundraising.

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  8. really great idea! How do you raise the money? Do you sell them? If you can send me more details, I'll post about it too.

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday!

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  9. I just went to your website. I got all of the details i needed. I'd be happy to post about it. I'll let you know when so you can check it out!

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  10. What a fabulous idea! You and your family are truly inspiring. Thank you so much for all your efforts, they are truly appreciated!

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  11. How great that you could raise all that money AND put some smiles on some faces!! Way to go!!

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  12. OK, I get that you did this for a good cause, but what does it say about the world we live in when hanging boobs from your tree is considered good form. I can think of a dozen other tasteful ways you could have raised the money.

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  13. Love LOVE LoVe this idea....this breast cancer survivor thanks you for raising awareness and support.

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  14. To "Anonymous" above

    We don't know how close we might be to a cure. If I knew that running around my block stark naked would raise that last dollar to cure breast cancer, you better believe that I would do it in a heartbeat!

    My mom had breast cancer 8 years ago. She credits her survival to all of the early detection methods, and great treatments that have been discovered thanks to all the research that these dollars have helped to pay for.

    My family now participates in the Annual "Relay for Life" in our town to help raise money, as a way of paying it forward.

    I'm so grateful for these last 8 years with my mom (and the many more I hope to have with her). In these last 8 years she has seen 2 of her kids get married, and one engaged. She has met her first and second grandchildren. She helped my dad launch his own business.

    God bless every one of you who give of your time, money, and love, so that someone else may live to see another day. And kudos for doing so in a fun and creative day!!

    Carolina

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  15. WOW! What a wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    And....I got on here just to tell you I showed my husband last night how there are boobs on all the link parties!

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  16. i love the tatas!!!

    i would to have loved to see their faces!! great job guys!

    visiting from sugar bee
    {brandi}
    {http://blakadomesticgoddess.blogspot.com}

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  17. This is hilarious! but what a great idea!

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  18. What a wonderful idea for a fantastic cause. I am your newest follower from TTA - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin
    droppedstitches72.blogspot.com

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  19. i love this idea.. at first i was like what is up with the boobs.. lol but I have always been disturbed and afraid to walk because I never could raise quite that much money.. my son has neurofibromatosis.. and I always raise money for that.. but I dont' come close to raising the amount the komen foundation wants... so I love your families Pair Pear idea.. LOL

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  20. Amazing and just flat out fun.. Kudos to you for having an idea and carrying it out. Relay for Life is my number one on my support list. We can wipe out cancer.. these ideas are proof.

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  21. Hi I am your newest follower from Tag Along Tuesday! I love what you are doing for a great cause. I look forwards to reading your blog

    http://shining2save.blogspot.com

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  22. Great Blog!

    I'm a new "Tuesday Tag Along" follower.

    Becky @ www.sueberrylane.info

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  23. That's fabulous. Amazing how one person (or family) can make such a huge difference. I have the chills thinking about the generosity!

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  24. Hi Alix. I'm blogging about this tomorrow (Thursday). I hope it helps in some way. Thanks for being one of my earliest supporters over at The Pumpkin Patch. If I can help you out in any other way, just let me know.

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  25. What a great idea! I will have to keep this in mind for our walk for a cure! I'm now following you blog :)

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  26. What a creative idea. Thank God for people like you and your family/friends that raise awareness and funds for such a worthy cause!

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  27. Too funny! I'm pretty sure that everyone involved was grateful to pass by your house and get 'uplifted' in support of the tatas! Theresa

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  28. What a great and generous idea. You all are amazing. I can't imagine the amount of work you have all put into this and I'm sure it is so appreciated. I'll mention this on my blog later today and check out the website. You all rock! Have a beautiful day.

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  29. hi! following you from the bloghop -- i'd love for you to check us out at www.dandygiveaway.com. this is a great project:)

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  30. Okay, so I HAD to comment on this! Just blog hopping, came from Shabby Nest, and happen to run across your blog. I am a 2 time breast cancer survivor and this is just so cute!! I love the 'Pair Tree'!!!
    xxx, melody

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  31. This is so adorable! What a great idea!

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  32. This is a friday's favorite! Come join the linky party ~pretty please~

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  33. SUCH a wonderful and GRACIOUS idea!

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  34. Thank you ALL for your support!!!

    I LOVE reading everyone's comments, stories, and opinions. This is something my family and I love doing, because at the end of the day it's great to see how everyone pulls together in order to hopefully make a differnce.

    This year has been very tough raising money but certainly not when it comes to raising spirits & support! Keep the enthusiasm coming because it keeps us going! And hopefully together we'll all be able to spread the word a little bit further while raising money for Breast Cancer research!

    -Alix

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  35. Alix,
    got your note - and the answer is ABSOLUTELY! : )

    You can contact me at carolina {at} carolinamoore {dot} com

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  36. I'm not sure if this is cute or tacky, but I hope you folks don't fundraise to prevent colon cancer or erectile dysfunction!

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  37. These are hysterical! Love the play on words--and love the cause! Great job!

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  38. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  39. this is hilarious, adorable, perfect and touching. thanks for sharing!
    --Amy
    apronsandart.blogspot.com

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  40. This is a great idea!! Hilarious too...but so inspired.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  41. I LOVE it! Thanks from the daughter of a breast cancer survivor! karen....

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  42. Very clever! What a fun idea.

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

    cheers!

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