Saturday, May 15, 2010

Raising Money for Childhood Cancer Awareness

I am happy to announce that Cutie Pies Custom Creations is supporting a very special cause this month. My older two sons will be running in a 1k race to support childhood cancer research in honor of little Henry, who lost his battle last year. Henry's older sister was in Hayden's class last year, and Henry would have been in kindergarten with Cooper this year.

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 is the 2nd annual Henry's Hustle--last year, the event was one of the top 10 fundraisers for Alex's Lemonade Stand!

My sons will be participating in the race, and are 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--they surpassed this last year, and I hope they raise even more this year! 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 & Cooper raise funds, I will be donating a percentage of my May sales. A portion of the proceeds of all orders placed before May 22nd will be donated to the organization.

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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