Sunday, November 30, 2008

~Hope For A Cure~

The "Gifts From the Heart Boutique", that I participated in last Sunday was a huge success. Its proceeds benefit the "Drew's Beads" program at the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Cancer Center. It raised $11, 978.65.... up from last that this wonderful program can continue another year. Read more about it here. I was honored to be a part of such a worthwhile benefit.

A huge thank you to all my customers who graciously bought raffle tickets, decorative bags made by the children in cancer treatment, and their generous donations. I saw many old customers....and met a whole lot of new ones.

The Cheeky Monkeys were a GREAT hit!! There were lots of "Oh my God.....look at those monkeys!". I'm happy to report that they are happily living in new homes scattered around Ohio! I know they'll make a lot of people smile!

And's to next year's benefit....and to the hope that there will be a cure, so that fewer children and adults suffer and die from this horrific disease.


Anonymous said...

That's really good news and a lot of money raised too.

CJ xx

Carol said...

Thank you, CJ. It was a beautiful show with lots of generous people.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Congratulations Carol!
It's wonderful caring people like you who give hope to the world!
and lets hope that very soon a cure can be discovered for this terrible disease that has wrecked so many families, mine included. x

Carolyn said...

That is great to have been a part of such a worth while cause.I pray they find a cure soon for cancer and all serious childhood diseases.
Take care,

david mcmahon said...

That's a fabulous result, Carol.

Erin said...

Good on you and everyone who helped out!

And just curious, I went over to your etsy shop and saw all your wonderful jewlery but didn't see any dolls or monkeys or sewn items. Do you not sell them on etsy? Or did I miss something. Just curious.

Carol said...

Brit...Thank you. My heart breaks for what you and your family went through. Let's keep praying they DO find a cure, and SOON!

Carolyn...I was very honored to be a part of it.

David...Thank you. The results ARE fabulous! Now for a cure....

Erin...The only reason they're not in my shop is that I can't make them fast enough! I sell out at shows. But....I'm planning on listing some Cheeky Monkeys later tonite!

Sandi McBride said...

Congratulations on the successful Charity Benefit! The Cheeky Monkeys are cute enough to raise the money alone!

Carol said...

Sandi...Thank you!! They are cute....but I'm a bit prejudiced!!

PinkLady said...

KUDOS to your noble cause, Carol. God bless you!