Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ConKerr Cancer- A Case for Smiles

http://www.conkerrcancer.org/contactus123.html
---this is a note I recieved from Cindy at ConKerr Cancer.
I have great news and we need your help!L'Oréal Paris has chosen me as a 2008 Women Of Worth award winner. This award is in recognition of ConKerr Cancer's work in bringing smiles to sick children around the world. I am honored and humbled to be recognized by L'Oreal and know that it reflects the extraordinary work of our regional coordinators and thousands of caring volunteers. Most of all, I believe it is a tribute to the courageous children and families who are bravely facing life changing illnesses each day.In 2006, the L'Oreal created Women Of Worth – a grassroots program and award to honor women who serve others in their communities. Each year the program selects ten honorees from around the country. Also, one honoree will be selected by public vote and recognized as the National Woman Of Worth Honoree and her charity will receive a donation of $25,000 from L'Oréal Paris.Winning the National Woman Of Worth award would mean so much to ConKerr Cancer. This international recognition could help us bring smiles to even more children in even more hospitals in even more places. Moreover, the award would enable us to purchase fabric, sewing machines and supplies to take to the hospital to sew with the children and their families. (Not to mention defraying the many other expenses that go with running an all volunteer, global organization as large as ConKerr Cancer!).To vote go to http://www.womenofworth.com/ and help ConKerr Cancer win $25,000! Voting runs from November 10 and November 24, 2008. I would appreciate you passing this on to all of your friends.Thank you so much,Cindy Kerr http://www.conkerrcancer.org/
you do not even need to register or determine if you are in a red or blue state. Not much time!
This is the easiest greatest way to make pillowcases. All my family gets a new one for every Holiday. They still act surprised and excited. Possibly they are excited to have a clean pillowcase. Excuse the long instructions. you just have to make one to believe it. It is truly magic!! Plus a good way to use up fabric and buy more!
http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/FL_ST_Construction_2006-102pr.pdf
Picture above are a few of the pillowcases we just sent to Richland Sewing Center who collects them for Cook Childrens hospital. ( thanks to ducky, outlaw, pat, chelair, carolyn and everyone else that made pillowcases)
Now go VOTE for Cindy!

8 comments:

  1. I am always staggered when I hear of someone who has endured so much and still thinks of how to brighten the lives of others. Cindy is exceptional.

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  2. Hi Lissa,
    Found your blog via Anka's Treasures. Thought I'd say "hi". I will have some video to send you of the Moda party...just want to compile it together and do a little editing. Love your blog name and graphic!! Take care, Jere'e @ Quilted Quickies

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  3. cute pillowcases...I have used them for the gift bag for those odd shaped presents over the years. Everyone loves fun pillowcases...
    off to vote.
    Kathie

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  4. I love to make pillow cases and I think your instuctions are better then the ones I usually use.

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  5. What a great cause! Thanks for the heads, up- I voted! What a fun way to help- love the fabrics you chose. ;-)

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  6. Hi, I'm leaving a comment after reading about you on Camille's simplify blog. I also have 4 boys and one girl! The girl is the last, she is 1. I was so happy to finally get a little girl that Ican't even tell you. It gives me way more excuses to buy fabric! Take care,
    Elisabeth

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  7. Hi Lissa, I think the pillowcases are darling.
    I also wanted to thank you for a fun package I recieved today from Moda. I was a runner-up in the November Fabricmatcher contest. When I read the cute little note that came with my package I noticed it was from you, and I had just found your blog through Camille last week. This is such a small world. Thanks again and I can't wait to start on some new projects.

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  8. Hi Lissa,
    Thanks for the comment on my blog, and thanks for the pillowcase directions. I just finished making potholders for gifts, now i'm going to make pillowcases for birthdays! How fun!

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