January is already moving past at a rapid pace and we are working as hard as Christmas elves to bring you the best day of scrapbooking ever! (The office really is starting to look like Santa's workshop with all of the goodies piling up :) I wanted to share something exciting with you. We are so lucky to have Heather Nichols from Papertrey Ink as one of our class teachers again this year. She had such a fun, creative, and delightful class last year, we can't believe how lucky we are that she has agreed to come back!!! She is just a joy to be around, and we couldn't be happier. Well, you need to slide on over to her blog and read today's post...it's all about us! (We're blushing!) If you can, please take the time and comment on her post to tell her thank you for supporting us. I know she'd love it. I also seriously encourage you to check out the website for Papertrey Ink. This is the stamp company that Heather designs for, and their stuff is "da bomb"! I love their unique, sweet style and interchangeable stamps. Their designs are cute, smart, and savvy. Make sure and pay special attention to the adorable valentine's paper designed by Heather! Their products are only available on the website, not in stores. Check them out. You will not be sorry!
On another note, we still have seats available at this year's event. What are you waiting for? Register now by visiting our website where you can download a registration form to mail in or register securely online. Believe me, you don't want to miss out!
Hi! We're three Moms from Duluth, MN who had the idea to harness our love for scrapbooking and help our charity of choice: the Young Survival Coalition.
October 13, 2007 was the Inaugural Crop For A Cure and we are proud to say it was an unbelievable success!
Last year, we held the second Crop For A Cure, and included classes taught by industry professionals!
This year, we hit a few bumps in the road, but we're forging ahead with our third event. The name may change, the date will change (it's January 23, 2010) but the scrap time remains the same. Get ready for 15 hours of fun!
The Generosity of our Crop Participants Has Helped Provide...
*The opportunity to open the local Young Survival Coalition office in Duluth, February 2009. *More than 75 Newly Diagnosed Resource Kits to young women in our area who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. *Scholarships to seven women to attend the Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer. *Educational programs: The Genetics of Breast Cancer and Understanding Your Reconstruction Options.
One of our generous donors
What is the YSC?
The YSC is the premier international, nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer. Through action, advocacy, and awareness, the YSC seeks to educate the medical, research, breast cancer and legislative communities and to persuade them to address breast cancer in women 40 and under. The YSC also serves as a point of contact for young women living with breast cancer.
Both Julie and Alane are young breast cancer survivors. Alane was 31 when she was diagnosed and Julie was 42. Neither of them had a family history of breast cancer. Since their diagnosis and treatment they have worked hard to get the Duluth Affiliate of the Young Survival Coalition up and running. The group is now very active, participating in community breast cancer events as well as general cancer events, holding monthly support group meetings, and raising money to help educate young women about their risk of breast cancer.