Monday, August 31, 2009

Spot a Cure

My good spotty friend Lisa over at "The adventures of Tess & Jazz" has teamed up with a graphic artist and a printer to design and sell t-shirts to help raise money for breast cancer research and awareness! She's formed a non-profit called "Spot a Cure" in honor of some Dalmatian friends that have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.

As if that gesture in itself wasn't wonderful enough, the t-shirt designs that they have come up with are awesome!

The t-shirts are being sold for $15 each, and shipping is $5. ALL of the proceeds are going to "Spot a Cure" and I believe it's going to be about $10 a shirt - awesomeness!

Now I can see where if you're not a spotty-dog-fanatic, maybe the design isn't exactly up your alley, BUT I'm sure Lisa would be thrilled to accept any donations to help the cause. OR, I'd be happy to take the spotty shirt off your hands! :)

I know times are tough and there are always organizations in need, but what impresses me so much is when ordinary, everyday people take it upon themselves to help MAKE A DIFFERENCE. (And Lisa, you are far from ordinary, but hopefully you know what I mean.)

Inspired. That's what I am - I ordered my shirt, but I want to do more. And because I've been playing a contest on Facebook to hopefully win some agility DVDs, I thought it would be fun to have a little contest of my own. But in my contest, everybody wins. :)

So, what I would like to offer is for every person who becomes a "fan" of Simply Spotted Photography on Facebook in September, I will donate $1 (up to $100) to Spot a Cure. I currently have 94 fans so let's try for 194! Yes, it is a little self-serving (hey, I like fans!) but I'm hoping that this will be another way to help spread the word. And I promise not to clutter up your FB pages - actually, I'm not the best FB updater anyway. :)

Thank you to all who donate! And thank you to Lisa for being so darn inspiring! I understand that they've gotten a great response to the t-shirts so far and one of the designs is already sold out, but have no fear - more are on the way!

To visit the "Spot a Cure" website, please click here.
To become a fan of Simply Spotted Photography, please click here.


Lisa said...

Kim -

You're the best. Thanks so much for supporting "Spot a Cure" and spreading the word about our t-shirts! Despite your accolades, my friends are the real heroes, dealing with breast cancer with grace and courage. "Spot a Cure" came about from my feelings of helplessness and a desire to support these women, and I'm ever so grateful to you and everyone else who can help us make a difference in the lives of women living with breast cancer. Our other goal is to make women aware of the importance of mammograms and breast self-examinations. Both of my friends found their tumors through a breast self-exam only months after having clear mammograms. So, ladies, don't ignore this important task that takes only a few minutes a month and could save your life!!

Okay, this is me stepping down off my soapbox now. I am deeply touched by your generosity and support. You're the best!!

Kim said...

Lisa, you are much too modest!

Yes, your friends (and all of our friends who are fighting a brave fight against cancer) are definitely heros. Without a doubt. But while many of us spend our time grieving, feeling helpless, and wondering how life can be so unfair, there are people like you who step up and do things like Spot a Cure to help make *change* happen.

Often times I think we can get stuck in the mindset that one person cannot really make a difference. But one person can! And it doesn't mean that everyone has to design t-shirts to help raise money, but if the rest of us can donate $20 and/or help to help spread the word and increase the awareness - change can *and will* happen!

Junior and Orion said...

Well, Meowm says she is gonna have to get her one of thsoe shirts. She really like the Spot a Cure shirt.

Kim said...

Thanks J&O! Maybe they need SAC shirts for cute kitty cats like you two? :)

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Those are great. I love the one of the Dalmatian jumping through the ribbon.