I have to start this post by thanking Laura Lanier. This day wouldn’t be possible without her. She is a sensor at Episcopal and she put this day together, by herself. She made it all happen and I couldn’t be PROUDER!
Today is PINK OUT for FIGHTING FANCY at Episcopal!!! The Episcopal Collegiate School is a private school in Little Rock with grades pre K through 12th grade. Today they could pay a $1 or more towards Fighting Fancy to wear pink instead of their uniform. I went by the school this morning and was so excited to see all the students in their pink and the to see all the Fighting Fancy donation forms on the walls and windows!
SURVIVORS HELPING SURVIVORS
I told you about jewelry designer and fellow survivor, Erin Hassler, a few blog post ago. Erin designed a bracelet for cancer survivors and all proceeds go to Fighting Fancy! Well, the bracelet is featured in OK Magazine this week!!! I just got my copy yesterday! To get a bracelet of your own go to http://www.ijadesigns.com
Anyone who knows me knows I am borderline obsessed with my high school, Pulaski Academy. I went there from age 4-18. I still know every cheer I ever did and I would go back to high school tomorrow if I could. You get the point: I’m a bruin for life. Last year PA honored me with my own day! Pink out for Fighting Fancy! Everyone is given the option to pay $1 or more to wear pink and all proceeds go to Fighting Fancy. They also made shirts to sell and the football team wore pink jerseys. They raised $6000!! Today is that day again, PINK OUT FOR FIGHTING FANCY!!!! I will be wearing my shirt to work to show my support!
One of the best parts about having Cancer (yes, there is a good side) is meeting so many amazing women. These women make what I am doing, look average. They are strong, ambitious and determined to make the most of the situation given to them. One of the amazing women I have been introduced to, via social media, is Erin Valley-Hasler.
Erin is a jewelry designer from Oregon. She is a mom of two, wife and a breast cancer survivor at age 32. She approached me last year about making a necklace for the Fighting Fancy bags and I can’t wait to show you all what she has designed! (that’s coming on a different post) This post is about the very special Breast Cancer bracelet Erin has created exclusively to raise money for Fighting Fancy. The bracelet is $82 and made of 14K Gold or Sterling Silver. Perfect for survivors or anyone wanting to show their support! Here is the MOST EXCITING PART… Erin and the bracelet will be featured in OK magazine this month! Congrats Erin! To see more of Erin’s designs and to order a bracelet of your own click HERE.
Race for the Cure Little Rock is next weekend! You can still join team Fighting Fancy! Click the link HERE and sign up today! I will have a table in front of Tropical Smoothie on Broadway, giving away koozie’s and smoothies! I’ll have lots of FF tanks and black stickers for under your eyes like I had last year. Come help me cheer on thousands of other ladies racing for a cure!
This week at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is PINK WEEK, benefiting FIGHTING FANCY. Each day there is a series of games and events centered around creating awareness for Breast Cancer and to collect items for the Fighting Fancy bags.
Cathy Passananti is the Assistant Director at SIUe and is responsible for creating Pink Week. She contacted me last year when she heard my story on Facebook. She went to high school with my husband in Chicago and upon reading my story she immediately knew she wanted to help out. She has spent months planning this week and I’m honored to be a part of it from afar! Here are some of the pictures Cathy sent me today!
To follow along on twitter use the hashtag #SUIePinkWeek
This week at Scarlet, if you donate up to $50 to Fighting Fancy, Scarlet will match your donation. Not only that but the amount you donate will be taken off your Scarlet bill. So its a win-win for everyone!!!!! Come into Scarlet and Save Second Base!
Scarlet is located in Pleasant Ridge next to Panera Bread. Follow them on instagram under @scarletclothing To call and donate to FF just tell them you want to Save Second Base! 501-223-8585