Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A weekend of Fun, Friendship and Fundraising!

Last weekend was the 2nd Annual 3Day Crop, it took place at the lovely Scrap Retreat House located in the French Valley area of Temecula. It was a location designed just for this type of event. At 11am the doors were opened to 12 wonderful ladies. The group included Liz Goldsberry, Helene Barnes, Cheryl Lindsay, Shannah Tenner, Ingrid Konupek, Bella Fontes, Terri Valdez, Laurie McCarthy, Teri Kincade, Beth Oliver, Bev Allaire, and Kathie Taylor.

Each of the participants have worked hard over the last 9 months to raise their donations! Collectively they raised over $17,000.00, with money still coming in! The money raised from this fundraiser will be going to support the Inland Empire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The group was treated to a wide range of surprises over the weekend, we had Cheryl McAdams coming in from Tattered Angels to do a make and take for them, and Laura Miller from Desert Scrapper's Retreats and Dove Chocolitiers stopped by with treats for the whole group! As well as a masseuse to ease those aches and pains from scrapping the weekend away.

Yvonne Ojeda, the Education Director from the Inland Empire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen stopped by to talk with the ladies, I have to say, I think we shocked her a bit. We celebrated raising not only money for a great cause, but also the beginning of new friendships. The house was filled will joy and laughter all weekend long!

They also received a ton of goodies..,both handmade items and items donated from different companies. A big thank you needs to go out to Tattered Angels, Westcott, Making Memories, Maya Road, Cosmo Cricket, Mimi's Cafe and Chilis for their kind donations!

I have to take a moment and acknowledge the most wonderful of volunteers Aunt B, she is Terri Valdez's auntie and a 13 year Breast Cancer survivor. She is a cleaning maniac! I could not have done this event without her! This is her second year heading up the kitchen for us and I don't know what I would do if she wasn't there to keep us clean and on track!

It was so hard to leave at the end of the was truly something I wanted to just go on and on and on! A huge thank you also needs to go to these wonderful women who participated in the event. They are truly amazing and my heroes!


Amy said...

What an amazing event, amazing ladies, and an amazing accomplishment - Congratulations to all and another Thank You for all everyone has done. Thanks for sharing the happy details!