Sunday, September 29, 2013

Go Gold!

SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE:  Even though I wrote this post last September, every word of it still applies.  Please read, click on some links, and help support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month any way you can.  Also, take a look at lovely Sadie today, who is counting down the days to her LAST CHEMO treatment this fall!  Go Sadie!!!


It's the end of September, and I'd like you to ask yourself a question.  Do you know what Go Gold means?  If so, hooray!  If not, let's get you acquainted.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Did you know this???
I doubt there is anyone reading this who hasn't been touched by cancer in some way.  We've all either watched a loved one suffer with, triumph over, or lose their life to this terrible disease.  But really, could there possibly be anything worse than watching any of our babies go through this horror?  This should be everyone's worst nightmare, and unfortunately, some are actually living it in reality. 
There have been some great crafty and DIY groups that have recently been trying to do their part to bring awareness to childhood cancer.  Take a look:
Etsy has a page dedicated to everything gold.  Who doesn't love Etsy??
Peach's Neet Feet is a non-profit group where artists donate their time to paint and decorate shoes for children with disabilities and fighting serious illnesses.  Peach's shoes give kids an extra boost of confidence and love when going in for procedures and treatments...they're the Superman Cape of shoes!  Awesome!! 
Click HERE to view the website.
How cute are those shoes??
Even Zazzle has pediatric cancer awareness pieces...yay!
Don't worry, there's a lot more than buttons!
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If you're not familiar with Zazzle, it's an online retailer where anyone (yes, you!) can upload images to thousands of types of products (tshirts, mugs, buttons, etc) and have it made just for you, or to sell on the Zazzle website.  Great DIY option for those less handy and more techy in nature.  If you're looking to sell things and donate to pediatric cancer awareness groups, even better!!!
There are way too many little ones living and dealing with cancer every day, and we should be doing our best to find cures and ensure that they can live long and healthy lives. 
Let me introduce you to one such little gem.  Her name is Sadie.  She lives in my hometown, and her grandmother was my fifth grade teacher.  Shoutout to great teachers everywhere, especially Mrs. Crary!! :)  Last year, she was diagnosed with leukemia, and she's been an amazingly brave little one throughout her entire ordeal. 
Little Miss Sadie
See all those beads in the upper right picture?  Each bead represents one needle poke, spinal tap, chemo dose, etc. that Sadie has had to endure.  And she does it with a smile.  I know there are a lot of us who donate locally to families we know dealing with pediatric cancer.  If you don't know someone directly affected by it, but want to help out, here's a few good places to send your donations.  Click on the links for more information.
Thanks for taking the time to help out Sadie and her friends!! xoxo

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