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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 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 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 Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Whoops, forgot to link you :p [link]
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PhoenixDestruction Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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!

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Moonbeam13 Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :)

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PhoenixDestruction Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's no problem, I am a regular donator of cancer charities so you have my full support.
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petrova Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I will try to spread this :aww:
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TheCreativeJenn Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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TheGalleryOfEve Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh dear!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: I put this on my front page!!! :blowkiss:
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