Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Mother never taught me the word "NO"!!!



Well, she might beg to differ on that and unfortunately since I lost my precious mom to cancer 14 years ago, I can't even clarify this with her....But I am beginning to wonder :)

I really thought I was going to step down from all of the fundraising efforts that I have done for years....I guess you can say I am just going to "slow" down for now!! I just have to keep up this fight!! I look at the past 2 years of my life and how heart breaking they have been, and it just makes it easier for me to keep up this "HUNT" for a cure!! I hate cystic fibrosis and what it has done to me and my family and I hate that it continues to take lives on a daily basis...so I must carry on!

I am asking my readers on this blog as well as many others for a HUGE favor!!!! I know we see it all the time...people needing donations for this, that or the other but I truly need help this year or we will not be able to pull it off!! Our BUNCO 4 a CURE is coming up, and for those of you who have attended....you will know our raffle baskets (or cubbies as we like to call them) bring in about 50% of our profit from the evening!! This fundraiser normally brings in well over $3,000.00. Each year I spend countless hours going around to businesses and asking and collecting donations, but this year I just really don't have the time I need to commit to this at the extent it needs to happen.

I know I am very guilty of reading things like this and thinking...oh, others will help...my donations won't really matter. After organizing many, many events....I have to say...every little bit counts!!! It is amazing the difference 20 people dropping off a $10-$20 gift can make!!

This is such a fun event and it was by far, one of Haley's favorite fundraisers!! (This picture is of Haley at Bunco 4 a Cure just days before her final hospital stay...she finally made it to table #1, or "the head table". She was very happy!!) I am trying to see what I can collect over the next 7-10 days and then I will decide if we will be able to hold this. I will be happy to pick up anything that can be donated! If for any reason, we have a few donations, but not enough....I am going to gladly turn them over to 2 of my dear friends who both have young boys that are suffering from CF and they are planning their own fundraisers that these can be used for. In the end, all of the money will end up in the very same place!

I absolutly hate "begging" for donations...but I think about what Haley and these others go through and it makes it a bit easier!!

BUNCO 4 A CURE will be held in April in Owasso...details to follow!!! It is one fun night for a GREAT cause!!!

For more info about the basket needs, you can go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/haleypalmer

or you can contact me at jppalmers@aol.com

Thank you all for considering helping out with this. Hopefully you can all attend...you WON'T regret it!!!! So much fun!! (Oh, and you don't have to know how to play bunco to play!!)




Jenn~

3 comments:

  1. Lifting up prayers right now!
    Psalm 31:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
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  2. You know you can always count on Chick-fil-A to help. Just let me know what you want. :)

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  3. Praying right now!
    Isaiah 43:1-3a But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour...
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