Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blog Candy For a GREAT cause!!!!!!

ETA: This blog candy has gotten even sweeter. To see the additional stamp sets click HERE

This month my blog candy is going to be a little different...This month I have a challenge for all of you. My good friend Chava (who I've known for 30 years - yikes, does that make me feel old!) has a 18 month old son Alex. Shortly after Alex was born he was diagnosed with having Cystic Fibrosis. For those of you unfamiliar with CF here is a brief description:

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

  • clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
  • obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
Here is where my challenge comes in... Chava is participating in one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides walks in Des Moines, IA on 5/16/09. Her fundraising goal is $500. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation you can visit there site HERE.
I'd love to help Chava reach her fundraising goal. I have already donated to her walk but would like to try and help out a little more. I am offering a chance at some fun blog candy to anyone who donates. There is no minimum donation. You can donate $1 or more. All you need to do for a chance at the blog candy is go to Chava's CF donation site HERE to place a secure donation (don't worry if your name doesn't show up on her donation list instantly, I've noticed that in some cases it takes several hours). After you donate, leave a comment on this post. You DO NOT need to tell me how much you donated. I just appreciate any help you can give! I'm keeping this blog candy open a little longer than normal in hopes of helping her raise as much money as possible...I will pick a blog candy winner on Friday April 17th. Please help spread the word!! I'd love for any of you to mention my post on your blogs, the more exposure the better.

Now for the blog candy...This blog candy package is valued at over $80. The package includes:
Gina K Heartfelt Hits 1 stamp set,
Clear Artistic Stamps "I'm Just Saying" stamp set,
Autumn Leaves "Winter Holidays" stamp set,
Autumn Leaves "Mini Leaves" stamp set,
ki Memories "Greetings" stamp set,
ki Memories "Patterns" stamp set,
Firecracker Designs by Pamela Season's Greetings stamp set mounted on cling foam,
DRS Designs "Santa with Reindeer" stamp mounted on cling,
Studio G "February" stamp set,
Studio G "March" stamp set ,
Art Gone Wild "Tie Frame" rocker stamp,
Amuse Elzybells "Shopaholic" stamp
Cuttlebug "Argyle" embossing folder.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you consider making a donation to this great cause!


Nancy said...

Wow, Heather!! That is so generous of you and what a worthy cause. CF has affected people in my life as well! I'm off to donate to help her reach her goal!

Nancy said...

Made a donation and have a special button on my blog...let's get her to her goal and beyond!!

Maria Matter said...

Heather, this is wonderful!
My niece has CF and had a double lung transplant last May...she's such a fighter! I remember when they didn't expect her to live pass the age of, 2,5,10,16....She is 23 happily married with two precious little girls and breathing easier for the first time in her life!!!!
Share that encouragement with your friend!!
So what you are doing is a great, great thing! Be Blessed, Maria

marywebb said...

I'll donate. You did this last year for her too didn't you? Keep up the good work. :o)

Heather said...

Heather Thanks for sharing this is a great Candy for a cause!!! I need to read closer and process it now!!!


Fifi (Киска) said...

Hi Heather, what a Great Candy.
I've linked your candy on my sidebar under the section "Blog Candy".
Thanks for the chance to win.

Kisa Peters said...

Heather! This is soo sweet of you! I'll head over there and donate in a bit!

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Yanich said...

Hi Heather, what a Great Candy.

Alyusha said...

I posted the link in my blog

Jessica G. said...

Great blog candy for such a worthwhile cause! I made a donation; best wishes to Chava and her family. I'll be sure to include a link in an upcoming post on my blog!

Аверька said...

Very fine!! I want!

Lullis said...

My link:

zolushka said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Tonniece said...

Hi Heather

Just donated and am off to link you up.

Great cause

Фантазия said...

Grate! its very sweet!

Laurel from CowTown Stamps said...

Thanks for the opportunity to donate and Im keeping Chava and Alex in my prayers! God's blessings, Laurel

Didelis said...

I very much want to win! and get this beauty! Put

Traci said...

What a great cause! Thanks for letting us help support your friend Chava and her son. I have added a message on my blog's sidebar to help spread the word! I hope she exceeds her goal!

Freetany said...

Hi Heather, what a Great Candy. I've linked your candy on my blog Thanks for a chance to win!

epshen said...

Great candy.

Anonymous said...

Its really great cande for a really Greate Cause!!! I posted your link to your page on my

Dol4i said...

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dee said...

OMG what an awesome thing you are doing!! I donated also. My thoughts are with you.

Alex said...

Thank you so much for bringing awareness to such important research. My DS#1 has a great friend he met in first grade (now a HS sophomore) who has CF. I would love to see him not fighting on a daily basis. How he smiles constantly and keeps he sweet spirit with all he battles is an inspiration.
I hope your friend raises twice her goal!

MrsETaylor said...

Hi Heather,

I just stopped by the CFF site and donated for a great cause. Chava has reached her personal goal, now to work towards the group one.

Thanks for standing up and helping. People like you Heather, are truly special *huge hugs*
Erika said...

Hi Heather,

This is a wonderful cause. I have made a donation. I will keep Chava and her family in my prayers. I hope and prayer she reaches her goal and more!


Kim Ross said...


I just made a donation. I hope that they are able to exceed their goals. I am happy that I was able to help them. This is such a great cause. I will keep them in thoughts and prayers. The blog candy is a nice bonus!


Bren said...

Just donated and will add you to my blog in a few.

What a great cause and so much of it used directly for the cause.


Tangle said...

Hi, I donated a while ago and left a comment but for some reason it isn't showing up now. Anyway, I guess this just gives me another chance to say how great this cause is and how happy I am that I found your site so I could pitch in.

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

I must have left my comment on the wrong section as it's not here. But I sent a donation to the address you listed, and I've put this on my candy blog Here