Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Two things I want to tell you about.

1. It's November . . . which is right next to December on the calendar!  Do you love the holidays and/or celebrate Christmas and/or just like ornaments and holiday decorations in general?  Welllll . . . then you need to quit sleepin' and sign up for Micaela's Ornament Swap!  There are only four more days left to sign up, so hop to!  Micaela will assign you a partner, and you will send your partner a darling Christmas ornament . . . and then receive one in exchange in the mail!  Fun, right?

2. Last year, I did the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk, and it was hands down one of the most incredible experiences of my life.  I would have done it (and probably several other walks/races) again this year, if it weren't for the daunting task of raising money to sign up.  I hate asking for money, even for a good cause.  So . . . I'm asking on behalf of my beautiful and courageous friend Summer, who has signed up for the Mardi Gras Half Marathon next February in New Orleans.  She will be running on behalf of the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for cancer, a disease which has plagued many of our loved ones, in honor of her sweet Daddy Butch.

Summer has been swimming in grief lately over the loss of her father, and I'm so proud of her for channeling her feelings into something positive that could help benefit so many.  

If you can donate at all--even just $5--it would mean so much to her.  She has to raise $1300 and is only 5% there so far.  You can click here to donate--it is very easy and takes two seconds, and any amount helps.  Thank you!!


starnes family said...


Such an awesome goal for an awesome cause.

Karolina said...

Thanks for mentioning the ornament swap! I joined in right away. Thank you for the sweet comment :)


Signe said...

Yes, I love the holidays, can't believe it's just a month left until December!

And thank you for stopping by. I just discovered that shop yesterday and I made an order right away, can't wait to get my very own stylish tape, bet i will use it for everything :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Nice post- you are a good friend!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I work for a company that produces cancer events - walks, bike rides, runs - so I know it's tough to ask for donations, especially in this economy. But those of you who do it truly are heroes. Good luck to Summer :)

Marz said...

Claire you are the sweetest friend! Micaela is SO excited about her swap. I was thinking of her email to you, me and M asking our thoughts and wanting to make it just perfect :) love it!!! I can't wait to get my partner!

I think it's amazing of Summer to do this in honour of her dad and help so many others at the same time. It will be such an emotional, rewarding, therapeutic event for her. She can pound all of her grief and anger over this disease that has robbed her and so many people of their loved ones on the pavement as she runs and when she crosses that finish line....I can only imagine what she will be feeling. I'm tearing up just now thinking about it! Thanks for letting us all know so we can help her reach her goal!!! xoxo

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i love you. so much. i cannot even explain it.

i am at 20%. ;)

drollgirl said...

this is such a good cause. i'll jump over and give a little. :)

Micaela said...

you have the biggest heart my sweet friend.

heading over to donate to such a wonderful cause! xoxoxo

i love you more than summer... just joking summer ;) ha!

Rachel at The Inspired said...

Thanks for the heads up! I love your blog header by the way...very cool! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm totally joining up in the swap!!! Thanks for letting me know about it!