Monday, December 1, 2014
The "100" Fundraiser
I'm honored to be one of the 100 invited fiber artists participating in Virginia Spiegel's upcoming fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
What's the goal? Raise $10,000 in one day
When will the fundraiser take place? Wednesday, February 4, 2015
How will we raise $10,000? Easy; the first 100 patrons who contribute $100 to the American Cancer Society through Virginia's Fiberart for a Cause will receive an 8" x 10" fiber artwork, randomly selected from the pool of art created by the 100 invited artists.
Who's an invited artist? The list is filled with remarkable talent, including my dear friends Natalya Aikens, Deborah Boschert, Jane Davila, and Kristin LaFlamme. The complete list can be found here, along with the details on how to be a part of this exciting fundraiser. I am truly humbled and honored to be on the list.
Why should you participate? I understand that everyone has only a limited amount of funds to donate to worthy causes, but the American Cancer Society is certainly a good one to consider. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US after heart disease; one in four deaths can be attributed to cancer. However, the American Cancer Society is making great strides in early detection and treatment of this disease. At the conclusion of the "100" fundraiser, Fiberart for a Cause will have donated a quarter of a million dollars to support the American Cancer Society's efforts!
For my part, I also have personal reasons to be involved. I'd like to support the cause in honor of the survivors who benefitted from cancer treatments -- like my mom, and also in memory of those who lost their battle, like Lisa Quintana. Perhaps you know someone, too, who's been touched by cancer.
In all, I think this is an exciting way to raise funds for a very worthy cause and, as an added bonus, to expand your collection of fiber art. I hope you'll consider being a part of this exclusive opportunity.