Thursday, September 28, 2006

Cancer Sucks

When I attended the American Cancer Society Conference a few weeks ago I saw people with a shirt that said "Cancer Sucks." I agreed with them, and it brought a smile to my face. When I returned to Washington I went to the Eagles Nest Embroidery Shop in Stanwood and asked them if they could help me design something similar. I received a phone call today that the prints were in. I have attached a picture of the first one off the press. They look great. :)

When it was time to pay, I asked them how much they were. Mike, the owner, said they would charge $10 but donate two of it to the American Cancer Society. I thought that was a great gesture. The prints are available in this green color above as well as bright pink. They both look great. They only ordered 50 prints (25 in each color) so if you want one I would try to get down there right away.

I wanted to make the shirts to bring awareness to cancer and put a smile on someone's face when they read it. It already worked. Less than 15 minutes after buying the shirt I was walking thru a parking lot at the high school and was stopped by a cancer patient and her husband. They both had smiles on their face and asked where I got the shirt. They thought the shirts were great. I stood there and talked to the couple and was touched by their story. I'm learning that too many of us have a "cancer story". I think I accomplished my goal of making somone smile, and they certainly touched me with their appreciation. I handed the lady the Cancer Sucks shirt I had just purchased and told her good luck with her battle. With her optimistic, grateful attitude... she will be successful in the battle that lies ahead.

Thanks again to Mike and his crew at the Eagles Nest. Whenever we have a new shirt idea pop into our heads, they are always quick to make the wish a reality. My family, and the community, thank you for your support.

Dreaming Big-


Anonymous said...

I love the shirt Amy!!! Mine is pink and I am sure that I will be wearing it when I work out tomorrow...

Next shirt sould say"Got Knowledge on Lung Cancer"?

Nice work girl, talk to you soon. Peg

Anonymous said...

I am following your journey, Doreen, with many prayers. LiveStrong! A wonderful boy's father has posted this link on his CaringBridge site, and I thought you and yours would like it. Lots of Cancer Sucks stuff!
A Friend