Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bracelets for a CURE...

Well, we made it through chemo and scans, now we're just hanging out in Seattle waiting for good news tomorrow. Rick is always drained the first few days after treatment so he's just resting in a comfy chair watching baseball on FOX sports (I know, surprise...surprise) I know that good news isn't always the outcome. But, for those of you who know me personally, you also know that I can laugh my way through most situations. So, whatever we hear tomorrow will probably be followed by a giggle (and possibly some sniffling but we're not going there yet).

When I had my CT scan today, I got to see my favorite radiology tech. She always seems happy to see me and reminds me that I definitely don't look like a cancer patient (she sees a lot of them, so I'll take her word for it) and she's so glad things keep going well for us. I asked her to please inform the doctor who reads the results to only look for good stuff. She said she'd pass on request.

I've been going through the same motions for the past 2 years. Telling you how everything is going to be fine~yadda, yadda, yadda...well apparently, that's the SECRET. If you keep saying it over and over, it will be true. When I hear survivor stories of people who've lived with cancer diagnoses or re-occurring cancer for years and years, I can't help but admire their strength and attitude. I hope you'll all be saying that about Rick and I when we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary...many years from now (that's my next big goal-first it was to be 50 years old...now it's 50 years of being married to the same cute guy).

Every time I turn around I get news of friends or acquaintances who are being challenged by the threat of cancer. That's where ACS comes in. If you or someone you know are diagnosed (or even a scare) with any kind of cancer, if you want to explain to your children about a grandparent or someone they know who has cancer, you can call 1-800-4-CANCER and request information to be sent to your home at no charge. When you give to Relay for Life, you're helping make this benefit possible. Don't forget, Relay is only 31 days away so you still have time to GIVE.

A friend of mine, Cindy Cutforth is making silver bracelets in support of a cure. I've attached photos of the bracelet & side options (the packaging is really cute too but I can't get the photo to attach to the blog...I'll keep working on it). Cindy made me a bracelet the week I was diagnosed and I haven't taken it off since. It's beautiful...and made with so much LOVE.

Visualizing Healthy Lungs,

Bracelet Info:
Available for order now! In keeping with the 2008 Relay For Life Wizard of OZ theme...Sterling Silver HAND STAMPED bracelets with -"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOPE"stamped on outside - and "TODAY I WALK FOR A CURE" stamped on the inside. (Custom stamping on the inside is available upon request). Bracelets are$30 each. If you want to personalize your bracelet, please add $5 to the cost.Due to the hand stamping process, bracelets will vary slightly from the ones pictured. Each bracelet will come to you in a gift box, with a handcrafted enclosure card - designed and assembled by Sonia Kline! Please allow 10 days to 2 weeks for your bracelet to be made and delivered to you. If you wish to send a bracelet to someone as a gift, I will gladly ship it at no cost! All proceeds from the sales of these bracelets will be donated to RelayFor Life. I will need to cover only the cost of the sterling silver. All other materials & labor have been donated. Once sales for the braceletsclose, I'll post the total amount donated!
Cindy Cutforth Secretary, Lincoln Hill High School 360-629-1340 (ext. 2201)
Order Form:

Relay For Life
“There’s No Place Like Hope”
Sterling Silver Bracelet Order Form
Name:___________________________________ Phone:____________________
Address:_________________________________ Phone:____________________
City/State/Zip:____________________________ Email:_____________________
All bracelets will have “There’s No Place Like Hope” stamped on the outside.
Check which design you want for the outside of bracelet (see pictures):
______ Swirls
______ Awareness ribbons
______ Plain
Check what you would like the inside of the bracelet to read:
______ Today I walk for a cure - $30
______ Today I walk for___________________ - $35 Name of person
(quanity:______ Total Cost:______
Send your order and payment to:
Lincoln Hill High School
7600 - 272nd St. N.W.
Stanwood, WA 98292
Or (for SCSD School Employees only)Via Interoffice mail
Please make checks out to Cindy Cutforth.
If you have any questions please call Cindy at 629-1340.
A copy of this order form will be sent to you, along with your bracelet, as a receipt

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dor got great scan results today. She will tell you about it when she gets home from Seattle Cancer Care. I just thought I might be able to ease some concerns... :)

It's a good day!