Monday, June 27, 2011

Save the Date.....

Thanks to Blue Mountain we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Information & Appreciation Night at Blue on
Tuesday July 12th from 7-9pm.

Invitations are being eblasted out shortly.
We look forward to seeing you on the 12th, when we will share the many benefits of your continued support.

Have you squeezed your lemons lately?

Monday, June 20, 2011

My number 1 Reasons....

Photo taken by Isis Photography @ the 2010 Run for the Cure
They have been my #1 reason for helping create a future without breast cancer.

2005 was when I first heard about the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. That was the year that Collingwood became an official run site and having lost my father to cancer 2 years earlier I was wanting to find a way to get involved in the fight against cancer! I wanted to help make it so that no other child had to lose a parent to cancer. Having one daughter at the time, I thought this was the perfect way to start giving back, so I created a team. It was such a great experience that we did it again the following year, and the year after that, and so on...
( 2006 was a little different, as just 4 weeks before the walk/run my husband and I had our second daughter, even more of a reason now to want a future without breast cancer. )

2008 was the first year my husband took the girls for the 5 km walk on his own. That was the year I took over as the Volunteer Run Director for our Collingwood site. The Run for the Cure has become a huge part of our lives and our daughters lives.... Here's a little look back at my girls Run for the Cure experiences! Together these two amazing little girls have raised thousands of dollars for a future without breast cancer!

As the girls said, you can "Click to donate"....

This is a big year for our Collingwood Run Site, come Sunday October 2nd I have no doubt that we will be celebrating ONE MILLION dollars raised in just 7 short years! I am extremely proud to be part of that huge accomplishment and even prouder of my girls!

It's important to know if something doesn't feel right, the only way to do that is to squeeze your lemons !

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rusty's is working to make it 3 for 3!

For the past 2 years our top corporate team has been Rusty's, and it looks like they could be trying to keep that title for a 3rd year!
Rusty's is hosting a Ladies Night this Friday June 17th...

"Beef Cakes for Breast Cancer"
Male Review

Doors will open a 9pm

Tickets are $25. with proceeds going to their team for 'Run for the Cure'

You can also head over to their facebook event page!

Don't forget to take a little time and squeeze your lemons !

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

25 years later....

You see this logo everywhere, from kleenex boxes and toilet paper to kitchen appliances and now even Visa cards. Maybe you even only buy certain products because this logo is on it, or maybe when your looking at products to buy you grab the one with this logo on it.

The logo is one we are all very familiar with.....

The logo I am referring to is that of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

We know that the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is responsible for raising awareness, education and funding research grants. We know that the mission of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is to create a future without breast cancer. But what most people don't know are the original faces behind the foundation. The core group that 25 years ago created this foundation to bring education and awareness to breast cancer.

It is my honour and pleasure to introduce to those women ( and man ) now...

Congratulations to Nancy Paul, Bette Johnston and their core group on the 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. It is because of your original vision that we will create a future without breast cancer!

25 years ago people didn't speak about breast cancer, but 25 years later not only do we speak about it, but I am telling you to remember to squeeze your lemons !