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Ever year, the days leading up to August 13th have been a time for self-reflection with close friends and family on what I have gained, lost, and learned since my father lost his battle with liver cancer in 2003. Now, ten years later, I'd like do something a little different in commemoration of his death and turn his anniversary into a way of giving back to others.
Anyone who knew my father remembers his youthful spirit and his devotion to his family. As he left us before getting the chance to meet his grandchildren, I have chosen to remember him by making a difference in the lives of children who are fighting cancer.
This is my dad:
“It doesn't matter how much money you make or what others say or think about you, what matters in life is how you treat others and what you do for them" - Dad
On August 10th, at Diefenbaker Park, I am collaborating with Wigs for Kids, friends, family and local shops and businesses to organize a raffle during one of Tsawwassen's Outdoor movie nights.
We are going to host the raffle at the Tsawwassen Movie Night on August 10th, featuring the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax. Click here for more information. Come see us at our booth so you can enter to win exciting prizes from our generous donors, such as a month of yoga at Shanti Yoga here in Tsawwassen (valued at $128) or a $25 Gift Certificate to Nikko Sushi.
We also plan on giving out small tokens of gratitude to all those that make a donation at the event, ranging from button pins to illustrated prints based on donations. For any single individual who donates $200 or more, I will provide a professional, high-quality 15-minute Portrait Session.
In addition to the raffle, local florist and good friend, Erin Crowle of Our Little Flower Company, will be selling mini bouquets and bouteniers to help raise funds for the cost of making a wig from real human hair. Wigs? you ask. But who is donating their hair???...
While the donation part is all taken care of there, there is one last part to this entire event and this is where you come in: I am going to cut off my long, silky hair and donate it to Wigs for Kids to make a wig!
Cutting of my hair is not an easy decision but it's free. Making the wig itself with my hair will be the costly party with costs ranging from $2000-$3000. My goal therefore is to raise $3000 and in return, I have provided a bunch of sweet tokens of gratitude for your awesome generosity to be distributed at the event:
Hallway Echo April 28 (Coarse Language)
Rad Dads June 17
Quiet Hearts June 30
Shaving Grace July 17
Happy 60th Dad July 22
...i so often feel that the mundane repetition of motherhood creates a fog that manages to dim my vision. i still don't see clearly enough who i am. i'm hoping that this year is a defining year for me. i hope that the next 10 years of my growth will provide more clarity and enlightenment. who do i want to be? and what steps are necessary to reach that goal?...
...the one standing thing, the one ray of hope that maybe this was that way it was supposed to be, that his death was not in vain... is that i appreciate and love life with all my being. I know I have to live my life. without fear and without anymore regret. to do what i love and to not leave a stone unturned. i think this is how i am able to capture life in my photos and where my passion stems from. i think this is why i take so many photos, day to day. because everyday IS another day, one more breath, one more pulse, and one more chance...
This is soooo amazing. Kids Vancouver has not only featured us, but posted our entire campaign on their home page. Thank you so so much for the support, Cathy!
$5 or more
A Little Love Goes a Long Way
Photobooth picture! Your photo along with your name will be be added to our list of contributors and proudly displayed in a slideshow on my webpage
$10 or more
Change a Life
Change Your Life Button to Wear Proudly and to Remind you of the difference you have made
$25 or more
An Illustrated Art Card
$50 or more
Happily Ever After
Get an illustrated print from my Fairytale collection! 4 to choose from!
$100 or more
You Got Swag
A custom designed set of 25 buttons for your next event or party!
$200 or more
You're a Superstar
15 Minute Studio Portrait Session with The Pauhaus. Includes High Resolution Files on DVD for Printing.