Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Polls are now Closed

Election results are in, and the winners can be officially declared!  

This month, the Inland Empire Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the winning recipient of the incredible fundraising efforts of 12 participants in a 3Day Walk Crop.

Over the next couple of days, you will be introduced to each of the 12 crop participants so that their energy and passion might be a source of inspiration.  They certainly have inspired us!

Introducing Kathleen Taylor
A year after losing her sister to Breast Cancer in 2006, Kathleen participated in a 24 hour event with Sheila Goldsberry and was inspired to challenge herself to take part in this year's 3Day Crop.  

With a commitment to raise a minimum of $2000, Kathleen hopes that her participation and funds will help raise awareness and be a part of the financial capstone to finding the cure.  

“I tell everyone that the dollar they donate may be the dollar that finds the cure.”

Creative ways she employed to raise funds
  • Christmas card writing campaign to friends and family
  • Pizza night at “Killer Pizza from Mars”
  • Bunco for Boobs
  • “Drive 4 the Cure” Golf Tournament 

A strong issue in this year’s general election was the economy, and Kathleen reports that it was definitely a factor in her fundraising efforts.  Fundraising is hard work as it is, but it's ten times harder when the economy is down.

Kathleen expects to raise more than the $2000 required to participate in the event.  Incredible work!

“I’ve learned that if you stick to it, all things are possible.”

Having now scrapbooked for over 5 years and spending way more money than she ever expected in supplies for this great hobby (we can all relate with that statement), Kathleen looks forward to working on an album celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary while also donating funds to this very important issue.

What clearly has a personal family tie for her will also result in a celebration of her family.  Here's hoping Kathleen spends the 3 days sharing the stories of her incredible marriage and her courageous sister with the other participants.

If you are interested in contributing to Kathleen's fundraising efforts, please send an email to Christine Nay or Nubia Chaidez.


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