Sunday, May 18, 2008

Breast Cancer Survivors

Today I went to Baltimore to be one of three vendors at a breast cancer survivor luncheon. For the past three years, I've been invited to participate, and it's such an uplifting event. About 150 women, all breast cancer survivors who did the Race for the Cure in Maryland, attend and have a yummy lunch and listen to a guest speaker. They get to do a little shopping and a lot of visiting and laughing and the energy level is incredible.

I usually donate some jewelry for door prizes, but this year they weren't doing door prizes. So last week I got the idea of making a combination bookmark/gift certificate for everyone. But that looked a little boring, so I added a zipper pull to each one.

There were a lot of beads involved:

And then after a couple of mishaps at Staples and the color copier, I got the bookmarks printed, scored, cut out, folded, hole-punched, yarn-adorned, zipper-pull-decorated -- and here's what 150 look like in a bowl --

One side has the gift certificate on it, with the web code, and the other has the "gift for you" message. I was pretty pleased with how they turned out, and think that next time I do something like this, it won't take quite as long because I'll know what I'm doing!


  1. That is an amazing thing to do!

  2. I love your idea! They are pretty too. Very nice way to celebrate the event!


  3. Hi,
    I am one of the 150 survivors that Lori mentioned and I have to say that I look forward to seeing Lori and her designs there every year!! Let me say that a lot of the energy in that room came from her!! she even shared her profits with us! (us being komen MD)

    Thank you Lori!!


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