Lace up your metaphorical running shoes and join the race to fight cancer. The Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer opens on January 15, 2014.
It’s a pretty simple concept – donate $ directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause and move our red shoe around the 5K course. $5000 raised = Finish Line! We’ll have some fun, you might win a fantastic prize from one of our very generous Prize Sponsors during the many drawings, and you will know that you have moved the fight against cancer a little bit forward.
Three generations of fundraisers to fight cancer.
From left, my sister Nancy (chair extraordinaire of the Relay For Life – the ACS’s largest grassroots fundraiser – in Forest Lake, MN for the last ten years), our niece, Jenny (a music teacher who had her hair cut for Locks of Love after this photo; she also chairs her school’s Relay At Recess), me, and our Mom, Florence (who taught us all the meaning of service and supports Relay generously).
Fundraising for the ACS is a Spiegel family tradition in honor of my Dad, a colon cancer survivor. Every year I say I’m retiring from fundraising to fight cancer, but then I look around and see how many people I know have suffered this year alone. Whose lives haven’t been touched by this senseless disease?
While this is a very small effort, many small efforts do, eventually, mean lives extended and saved. Fiber artists, patrons, and businesses have already donated more than $230,000 through Fiberart For A Cause. Let’s add just a bit more and have some fun doing it!
Three simple steps for you to help spread the news about the Fiber 5K to Fight Cancer. The more people we have on our team, the faster we finish the race.
Thank you for your support. Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.