For the past 6 years our very own Moonbeam13 has been involved in supporting and raising money for The Weekend To End Breast Cancer event in Toronto.
She has done this in a fairly quiet and discreet way so we felt it was time to shed a bit more light on what exactly she does for this great cause.
To give a bit of background, in the past 4 years this organization has raised over 60 million dollars in donations and through this has made some landmark strides in advancing the research on breast cancer, which claims the lives of close to 50,000 women a year and about a quarter million women diagnosed per year.
This money does make a big difference in helping with in depth gene studies and creating specialized programs for people diagnosed with the disease.
The Weekend To End Breast Cancer takes place all across Canada. In Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and Moonbeam13's hometown of Toronto, where for the last 4 years and soon to be 5, she has participated in the 60k walk. Thats 37.28 miles to you Americans.
To participate in the walk, each person must raise $2000 to qualify and that is no easy task in and of itself. As of right now she has raised only $95 dollars but we think she can do much better than that with the help of a community of 7 million strong!
This year, Rob AND her mom (:dev:mombeam are taking the walk with Danie and will need donations, too. They very supportive of her and we need to see these three walk together. Below is the info you'll need to help them do just that...
This year the event takes place September 5th-7th, so time to help is limited.
So how can you help?
...and follow the simple instructions there!
Make sure to leave your deviantART name so we know who to thank, unless you prefer to remain anonymous of course. Please also remember that the three of us are a team and we all individually have to hit $2000 to participate, so spread it around
If you would rather use paypal you can make a paypal donation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Ways To Show Support Dye your hair pink, wear something pink or do a piece of art in pink and upload it to your gallery and link back here so we can spread the word to as many people as possible!
My own action this year
Any sales of this piece Aurora will be given!
Last year i donated a bit...
As i said i'll donate what i'd have sold this week.
Well not much success (lol) so i donated from what i sold during the past weeks and that was on my paypal account.
I donated to french ASSOCIATIONS :
La Ligue Contre Le Cancer by check;
And to Le Sidaction (Fight against AIDS) via Paypal.
Other Ways To Show Support
Dye your hair pink, wear something pink or do a piece of art in pink and upload it to your gallery and link back here so we can spread the word to as many people as possible!
(To check your local time please refer to The World Clock).
Also, if you are in the Toronto area and wish to cheer the walkers on in person you can check out this this flyer here for a list of the Cheering Stations!
So, now it is up to you to go out there and help support your mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, nieces and friends in the best way possible!
Informations & Contests
. Moonbeam13's Journal with more infos!
. About Weekend To End breast Cancer.
. Silent Auction - The Weekend to End Breast Cancer.
. Tribute to Breast Cancer Victims & Survivors.
. Think Pink III Contest.
. About Weekend To End breast Cancer in Toronto.
. Breast Cancer.Org.
Dedications & Pink Features
[these are only a few samples!]
**my own dedicated piece**