After a long and hard battle, one of the ladies in my office succumbed to breast cancer on August 4, 2009. She was barely in her 30's. Kam
was a bright, caring and inspirational individual and she will be missed.
A group of us at work have signed up to participate in the CIBC Run for the Cure
taking place on October 4, 2009 at Nathan Philips Square in downtown Toronto. We signed up while Kam was still alive and now that she's gone, it makes the walk/run so much more meaningful. I regret that it had to take the death of someone we know personally before we took action.
Each individual on my team is required to raise at least $150. I would like to blow past that and raise as much as I can. Please show your support by donating whatever you'd like, whatever you can. I would be grateful to you even if you donated just one dollar - every dollar takes me closer to my fundraising goal. But as an added incentive: EACH PERSON THAT DONATES $25 OR MORE WILL RECEIVE AN 8x10 COMMISSION-STYLE ARTWORK
. I am not above bribery. :P Nor am I above using Dumbledore quotes to equate solidarity with breast cancer.ETA:
I would like to send a thank-you card via snail-mail to everyone who donates, so if you are comfortable with sharing your address please email me at gina @ hibi-esque.com with it and your name. Addresses are a must, as is a description of the fanart you want, if you will be taking advantage of my bribe!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT & GIMME SOME LOVE
Click on the banner or on the link above to make your donation
The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that 75,300 Canadians will die of various forms of the disease and 171,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2009 alone1
. Help me change those statistics. Help me conquer cancer in our lifetime.
Pimp on, if you are so inclined!1 Canadian Cancer Society's Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009