2011-05-21

A Cause

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My university bestie, Linda, is selling these necklaces to raise money for cancer research. If you followed my blog way back in the young years, you may remember her; she used to blog too (Struggles of a Creative Mind)...
Linda's uncle passed away from cancer just over a year ago. It had been his intention to ride in a local fundraiser, Ride to Conquer Cancer, but he passed away 2 months before he had the chance. In his place, family and friends rode. Last year Linda made these necklaces and sold them to assist in raising money. This year she made 300 more.
I know there are so many worthy charities and causes that need our financial support. I also know that cancer is disease that touches all of our lives. I don't think there is anyone who hasn't seen a loved one battle with the disease. Please consider purchasing a necklace and in doing so, support cancer research. All proceeds go to support the Go Joe Go team as they Ride to Conquer Cancer this June again.


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It's easy to wear the necklace because it's cute. But personally, I wear the necklace as a reminder to appreciate my health. I know that's a cheesy thing to say, and I like to stay away from cheesy, unless it involves my cats or a sandwich... but it is 100% true. Complaining about rainy weather and the resulting mediocre outfit pictures is a luxury. Complaining about being uninspired in what I am wearing is a luxury. Complaining about losing a twitter follower is a luxury (though, seriously, how dare you?). My health is a blessing, and when it is so easy to get caught up in silly business, it is a good thing to be reminded of.
Click here to read Linda's post or here to buy the necklace.


Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

8 comments :

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a cute necklace and for a great cause!

Between Laundry Days said...

I bought my bike necklace from Linda last year (I splurged and got the penny farthing style), and wear it all the time. It's one of those pieces that always gets complimented on, which means I can always mention what it's for. Yay for things that are cute, for a good cause, and can help raise awareness! :)

Anastasia said...

Health is the most important thing in the world!

emma basilone said...

I just got one! =) It is adorable & a great cause!

http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

What a wonderful cause! Everyone should start to appreciate their health if they don't already. Life is too short!

kelsey williams said...

Very cool. Love the necklace, and this post.

Em-Jae said...

Thank you for sharing. It truly touched my heart -- I re-shared on my own blog http://throughthebuttonhole.blogspot.com/2011/05/like-riding-bike.html

mylittleadventures said...

just purchased! thanks for sharing.. it's definitely a great cause and i know a particular friend who would love this necklace! =)