would you? I can help 😉 8 years ago, my sister and I began to walk in the avon walk for breast cancer 40 miles.. 2 days My girl was always there on the sidelines …. best cheerleader EVER! A few years later, when Ali & my niece , Alexis were 16 ( minimum age to walk ) Our team doubled! here we are at the end of day 1 Over the years we have raised ( as a team) over $36,000 in hopes to find a cure for this deadly disease! for the past few years I have made a quilt each year to raffle as my main fundraiser.
my first raffle quilt
and this one wasn’t a raffle quilt, but a quilt for my little niece , Kalli
for many reasons,we walked together last year for our last time.
This January, Ali called me and told me that she wanted to walk again this year. You see, we started walking all of those years ago because our neighbor, Fran sadly lost her battle with breast cancer.
Neither of us knew her very well, but that didn’t matter. It affected us both quite profoundly.
Last year my Stepsister, Audra was diagnosed as well.
Sadly, I could fill this page with names of friends and friends of friends who have been affected.
Ali said, ” mom, I need to walk this year. It’s too important, even if I have to walk alone.”
She signed up and within hours, her best friend , Colleen did as well, and a few weeks later, their friend, Amanda joined them as well.
Three high school best friends who , despite the workload of being freshmen in college, have decided to fundraise and walk 40 miles in 2 days
in their ‘friend group’, 3 are walking, 3 are cheering
So I have offered to make a lap- sized ( the size that the above pictured quilts are ) or Crib sized quilt to be raffled off as a way to help them with their fundraising.
I will do it the way that i did last year, which is sell the tickets now, with 100% of the proceeds going directly toward their walk.
Using rafflecoptor I will choose a winner at random the Friday before the walk.
The winner will have their choice of colors and style/ design of quilt to be made… as well as a personalized label on the back of the quilt.
I will have it finished and shipped to the lucky winner by mid- summer !
Tickets are $5 a piece or $25 for 6 tickets.
any amount will help them. Even if you just buy one ticket!
If you are interested in helping these young ladies, you can click on their link, donate directly into their account ( via credit card) then leave me a comment in the comment section below, On the girls’ team facebook page , barefootgirl in the kitchen‘s facebook page, or send me an email, email@example.com, just to make sure that I have you properly entered into the raffle.
( all donations are fully tax- deductible)
Alison’s page ( click link to bring you directly to her page)
I hope that you’ll consider purchasing a ticket and helping these motivated girls. and if you do, you might just be lucky enough to win a custom quilt in time for chilly fall evenings!
and if you happen to know of anyone who would be interested in this, please consider sharing … it doesn’t take but a second to share, and every dollar counts!