Thursday, March 26, 2009

Calling All Cards for Breast Cancer!

See my mom and dad.
See mom get breast cancer.

See mom beat breast cancer.

See mom get cancer again.

If you’re like most people, you probably know at least one person who has had breast cancer. Maybe you’re a breast cancer survivor yourself. (Bless you.)

Donations and research and mammograms and publicity have brought monumental achievements in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer for sure. But no cure. Breast cancer is still rampant. and that’s why I’m on the offensive once again.

To honor my mom, I walked in the 60 Mile Breast Cancer 3Day Walk in Cleveland in 2007. This year on May 31st, we’re hosting a fundraiser - our First Annual Brunch for Boobies here in Ohio. On top of fabulous food, of course, the highlight of this brunch will be a terrific Chinese Auction. We think big and are pretty darn good at begging, so there’s going to be an amazing array of fabulous goodies in this auction.

Since all of our auction items are going to be exclusive, I’m going to set up a special table to sell handmade cards. Most people who frequent chain stores have no idea what they’re missing when it comes to cards. We expect a ton of people to show up for this event, and I know this is something that would wow them. Wow them into parting with cash!

I'm not asking you for money, but I do have a humble request:

1. Please send me just one of your beautiful cards for our Chinese auction. A lovely handmade creation for any occasion. It doesn’t even have to be pink.

2. Then please pass this post on to a friend IRL or online. If that friend would send one card and in turn send this link to someone else. Better yet, if you could post this on your blog the response will be AMAZING!!! There are a ton of caring, talented people out there who would love to help folks like my mom - and all the women battling breast cancer - by donating a card. I just need your help to find them. It will be exciting to see just how big you and I can make this. And it can be big.

All the money raised at the Brunch for Boobies and the sale of your cards will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure which does amazing work toward eradicating breast cancer. It'll be posted through Brenda Traffis, my dear sweetie pie of a friend who's raising the required $2300 to walk the 3Day this year. See – just mail off a card and look at all the women you're helping.

And here’s a little something else: I’ve set up a gallery here on my blog to show off your cards. See it there off to the right? It'll look so much better when it's showing off your beautiful cards and the title is changed to Cards for Breast Cancer. (Hmmm.. . kind of a lame title.. Any clever suggestions??)

So please take a minute to post below, then email me at and I'll tell you where to send your card. Believe me, you can't put a stamp to any better use than this.
They don’t make words big enough to say how much I appreciate your help. You’ll probably never get to meet my mom, or any of the women you’re helping but they’re all out there. Thousands of them.
And they'd all hug you if they could.


  1. What a wonderful cause and event - count me in Lori!!

  2. I will be sending you lots of cards for your Brunch for Boobies (just had to say that!). Hope it's a smashing success!!

  3. Good luck with this ~ will send you some cards.
    And I posted your blog link onto 2Ps Calendar Girls thread. I do love the name too, Brunch for Boobies ~ whoever came up with that deserves a round of applause.

  4. Toni put out a call and I'll be happy to answer. Count me in. My Mother died of lung cancer and I know she'd love for me to participate in your fundraiser.