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A Personal Cause

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 4:04 PM
Since it's inception in 2002, I have participated in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers.  This event involves a 60km trek and a personal fundraising minimum of $2,000. Over the last 10 years I have been involved, I have raised over 50,000 and it's never been easy.  The last couple of years have been particularly difficult because, let's be honest, there are a bunch of causes to support and only so much money to go around.  I completely appreciate that there are numerous causes banging on your door,  however, I will plead my case!  Over the years there are certainly numerous causes that have come to my attention and, like you, I have a limited budget. My cause is pretty simple - it's Cancer.  In my lifetime I have lost family members and it's tried to take my mother, twice.  

I witnessed my grandmother's fight first hand and I can't express the helplessness one feels when you're trying to support someone and you have no real way of doing that.  To say this cause is important to me, would be an understatement.  Given the statistics, the fate of many in my family seems sealed, and that infuriates me.  

If you have a dollar, I'm asking you to spare it.  If you don't, I'm asking you to share the two links below with your friends, in the hopes that we will meet our goal.  This event helps me through that feeling of helplessness, as I'm incapable of standing still. This is my attempt to try to change the story in a way I couldn't for my Grandmother. This will be my 726th KM.. and I'll trek far more to find a cure in my lifetime.

For those that want more information on the research we're funding please read the information here

Our links: (Rob and I must both each hit $2000)

gimp (Rob)







Moonbeam13






I truly appreciate that money does not grow on trees and we must choose wisely when deciding what causes we opt to back.  There's no offence taken should you decide this isn't the one for you and I thank you for your consideration :)

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Heltinde Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

:wave: Your lovely journal entry for a great cause has been featured in my journal and was suggested by ~unicornomics :heart:

You can find the journal entry here: fav.me/d6aro6n

Please consider adding this journal to your favorites so more people can find it. It would also be appreciated if you added other's work to your favorites to show your appreciation

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frotton Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have featured this journal here: [link]
I cannot help out financially this year. I hope sharing this journal will get your cause more interest.
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Whoops, forgot to link you :p [link]
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hey, I've featured this here as promised. Hopefully people will get involved. :p

I have also donated $30 to your cause, I hope the boost has made a difference and the best of luck in raising the rest!

:heart:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)

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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
It's no problem, I am a regular donator of cancer charities so you have my full support.
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petrova Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I will try to spread this :aww:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
:iconpinkribbonplz:
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:iconthecreativejenn:
TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh dear!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: I put this on my front page!!! :blowkiss:
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Arichy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    I've made a poll to help spread the word around. Good luck :heart:
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Toonicorn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
My sister died of cancer in 2007. It started out as breast cancer. She underwent a mastectomy, after which we all thought she was making progress, but then it returned as bone cancer, and then there was no hope.

Thank you for taking up this cause.
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PhoenixDestruction Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I'll share this on an upcoming 'Get Involved' journal, giving the deviants to also gave the chance of winning points.

Best of luck to you both! :heart:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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ST-DK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Best Wishes to you.
I will pass this on to the right people :)
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Dark-Arctic-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Photographer
- Who would help me...
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MariaBeloArt Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sharing this on my journal, lost both my parents to this disease, plus my grandmother and my mother-in-law too, hope you reach your goal dearest, this is a cause every single person should embrace
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for sharing and I'm so sorry to hear your story. Here's hoping we can find a happy ending eventually. :hug:
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MariaBeloArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:tighthug: I hope so too
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sharing this, best wishes :heart:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have pimped this on my journal page! : D Best of luck to you. :glomp:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime!
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Aeirmid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Digital Artist
:heart:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: thank you Jade! Appreciate your donation :heart:
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reposted to #Artists-Of-Ontario
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shared across social media sites, even my NSFW blog, because it's that important. :salute:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lol thank you :P
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Any time, Danie. Any time. :huggle:
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   General Artist
I'll promote your journal :heart:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   General Artist
:huggle: I really hope you reach your goal. I featured It on my page. I'll make a poll too. <3
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RalfMaximus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Kudos to you both!

It's worth mentioning here that The Princess Margaret is one of the "good guys" as far as cancer research goes. They expend ~65% of the funds raised on actual research grants.

Susan B. Komen, by comparison, spends less than 12% (as of 2011) on research -- the rest goes to self-promotion, organizing activities, and big salaries for the administrators. It's the only cancer research foundation to lease a private jet for the use of its top officials.

It's sad that even within the scope of a single cause we must choose wisely...
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's sadly true. I'm very proud of the way Princess Margaret handles the funds. it's also the hospital that treated my Grandmother, I have great fondness for the establishment and the people. The research they are doing is absolutely phenomenal
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nekosenpai112 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I can't help for the time being, if I could I would have done it, since I know how it feels to loose someone to cancer, I have 2 baby brothers, my grandma, my aunt and my fiancÚ, all lost to different forms of cancer.
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CelticStrm-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did some sharing. :) I'll add it to the next journal at #The-Stock-Directory tonight, too. Best of luck reaching your goal!
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