"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress..." James 1:27. In essence to take care of those who are weak and vulnerable. In today's world, I think we can apply this to helping with worthy causes as well. If we can do anything to help prevent women and children from becoming widows and orphans, I beleive this honors God.
Two of my friends,Tina & Priscilla, at my church have committed to participating in the 3 Day Walk in November and are raising funds for the Susan G. Komenfor the Cure Foundation. Here are some excerpts from a recent letter from Tina:
"I have taken on an incredible challenge. On November 7-9 I'll be walking 60 miles over the course of three days, camping out at night with thousands of other women and men taking this journey with me. It's for an event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day, which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. Every advancement in breast cancer research, treatment, education and prevention in the last 25 years has been touched by a Komen for the Cure grant. They are working hard to build a future without breast cancer, and I plan on raising $2500 to help bring us closer to that goal.
About 8 yrs ago God took a great friend of mine home to be with him. Little did I know He would be giving me a great friend in return. I walk this year in memory of my friend Christy Autry and in Honor of my blessing He gave me Tami Deaton. Tami and I met through our kids. We both have boys going into 6th grade and girls going into 3rd grade. We cheer at sporting events together and cry on each others shoulder when needed, but most of all we pray for and with each other. So this year I have made a commitment to them. Help me honor Christi and support Tami. Tami and I will be walking together the weekend (Nov 7-9) before her 40th birthday. 2 Friends + 60 Miles = Hope for a Cure.
Without a cure, one in eight women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer. That's why I'm walking in the 3-Day. Because everyone deserves a lifetime."
I told the ladies I would do what I could to help out. I don't always have alot to give in the way of finances but God has given me the ability to take a few beads and supplies and a little time and turn it into something more. So I will be supporting Tina and Priscilla through my THINK PINK items at my Etsy shop. 50% of the sales of any of my THINK PINK items will be donated to them and their fund raising efforts. Most of the items are $10 or under so it is an easy way for everyone to participate.
You can also donate directly to Tina's personal fundraising page by clicking here. For more information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, visit http://www.the3day.org/ or call 800.996.3DAY.
Please take a few minutes to show your support for the cause by passing this along to a friend or two.
Thanks a Bunch & God Bless!