Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A Card Done for My Brave Friend Dawn
I have two posts today so please check them both out. This one is all about Breast Cancer Awareness and my brave friend Dawn. Dawn is one of my team mates at Dude Time Doodles, and she is doing the most amazing thing. Her Mom is battling breast cancer and loosing her hair from the chemo treatments. One way Dawn is showing her support is to shave her hair! She is also using this opportunity to raise awareness of the cause and to raise money to help find a cure. I think this is totally amazing!
Dawn is also doing her own card challenge to go along with this big event. Her challenge began on Sept 4th, but there are updates on 9/11, 9/18, 9/25 with the challenge ending on 9/29. I am happy Dawn let me be a "Guest Designer" in today's update. There are a lot of sponsors and prizes for her challenge, and you can find all the details on her blog, Dawn's Crafting.
The charity Dawn and her mom have chosen is Breakthrough Breast Cancer. You can read Dawn's story and find out how to donate through the Just Giving Page Dawn has set up for this. We are hoping everyone considers donating at least $1 to the cause. Breast Cancer Awareness is near and dear to me as my own Mum battled this 5 years ago. She reminded me this last Saturday that she has been cancer free for 5 years now. She giggled when she told me - those giggles were priceless especially considering that there was a time when I thought Breast Cancer might take her from me.
I've used Breast Cancer Awareness Girl, a Bonibleaux Designs image available at Dude Time Doodles, on my card. The store also has some great sentiments and a BCA ribbon available. I colored BCA girl with Copics and used some fun comic book hero dimensional stickers I bought for a challenge 3 years ago.
Be sure to "head" on over to Dawn's blog and help with this worthy cause. Check out today's update as well so you can see how Dawn looks with her head shaved (she looks beautiful) and you can see all the fun cards the other girls helping Dawn with this update.
Hugz to all (special hugz to Dawn and her mother)!