Monday, March 31, 2008

Breast Cancer Awarness!

I'm going to be listing a new painting tomorrow, "The Hope Tree" - I just didn't want to until I was able to get a scan to tell everyone about it. As you can tell from the picture here, the digital camera just couldn't do the job this time.


I did this painting to help my roommate, Sarah, raise money for Breast Cancer research. I've already personally donated, but I thought that this painting not only would help raise funds, but it would also raise awareness to all those who see it! All proceeds of this painting is going to her and her team so that they can walk in "The Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting the The Princess Margaret Hospital" in Toronto Ontario. You can see her page, and her personal and team progress here: Click me! Her team is called "Lawlor's Chaos". You can also read about her personal story and why she chooses to walk. As well, for those Facebook junkies - Sarah has a facebook group that you can join: here.

Limited edition prints will also be made from this painting. This is the first time that I'm doing a limited edition set, as well as the first time I'm conducting a sort of fundraiser. All prints will be signed and numbered. I'm not sure yet how many I will be doing, but I'm thinking along the lines of 50. I will also be making cards out of them, and selling them in sets of 4. These cards will not be limited edition.

Sarah walks on September 5-7th, so we have until then to raise enough money to help her team walk - if not more! It is definitely going to a great cause. I will be tracking the progress of how much money is raised through this painting, and how much money Sarah has raised, as well as her team as a whole on the right side of my blog. Check back often!

On one last note, I just want to point out and emphasis (so that there's no confusion)...this is not directly affiliated with the Princess Margaret Hospital or and affiliates of the Breast Cancer Research / Fund raising team.

5 comments:

Nnairda's said...

It's a lovely painting and very kind of you. I followed you from an Etsy thread.

Blessings!
Adriann

ThisOldHenHouse said...

Stunning!

But then again, I may be a little biased seeing as I have your love tree hanging up on my bedroom wall

:-D

Helen said...

Simply gorgeous! And how generous of you to donate!

able mabel said...

What a great idea! I love the artwork!

Miles & Memories for Melons! said...

I'm a walker in the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day and we blog on savethemelons.blogspot.com. I'd love to use your painting and post you on one of my blogs, but wanted to make sure it was okay with you first. Cheers!