Saturday, April 18, 2009

Supporting Childhood Cancer through Henry's Hustle

I am happy to announce that Cutie Pies Custom Creations will be supporting a very special cause this month. My oldest son, Hayden, is in the first grade. Recently, the younger brother of one of his classmates lost his battle with cancer. Henry was just 4 years old; only a few months older than my middle son, who would have attended school with Henry.

Our wonderful school has worked with Henry's family to organize an event to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand, the Foundation for Childhood Cancer, in honor of Henry. This event will be held on May 16th, and there will be a 1 mile race, a carnival, and a blood drive set up at the school.

My son will be participating in the race, and is trying to raise money through sponsors to support this cause. 100% of the proceeds of the event will go to Alex's Lemonade Stand. The goal is to raise at least $5000 to help find cures for childhood cancers such as Henry's. I hope the event exceeds their goal! My heart goes out to Henry's family and other families like them who have had to endure the pain that cancer brings to a family, especially those who must watch their children fight this awful disease.

In an effort to help Hayden raise funds, I will be donating a percentage of my remaining April sales. A portion of the proceeds of all orders placed between April 17th and April 30th will be donated to the cause.

You can read more about the event here. To learn more about Alex's Lemonade Stand, or if you would be interested in making a tax-deductible online donation, go here. To read more about brave little Henry & his journey, go here.

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