Sunday, 24 June 2012

Race For Life

Each year I try to do something for charity either by walking or running or selling my cards. This year is no exception, & this time next week I'll be getting ready to take part in the Tesco Race For Life on the beach front in Aberdeen - fingers crossed that it's a bit warmer and drier than it is just now!

So, as my fundraising effort draws to a close, I thought I'd put out a final plea for any late sponsors - well if you don't ask... you don't get!

My aim this year was to raise £100, and I'm almost there, so hopefully over the next week I'll reach my target. To sponsor me, just click the Race For Life Logo at the top of the right hand column. That will take you to my just giving page and tell you how to make a donation. I've also posted a few photos - more will be posted next weekend of the run itself.

I first ran the Race For Life 10 years ago, the year my husband lost his sister Denise to breast cancer. So this year as was the case then, I'll be running in memory of her. I'd also like to re-iterate the message that is so important for us all, to check our boobs regularly and to seek medical advice sooner rather than later if we have any concerns. Breast cancer can be treated if caught early enough.



I'd also like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far, I know I only have one on line donation, but that's not it - loads of family & friends have been most generous and pledged something on my paper form. Thanks you guys.

Challenges;
Link Up For Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness
Papertake - Ribbon & Blooms - is one bloom enough?
Sketch & Stash - Sketch 5. The image is new - first use and the ribbon & buttons are my oldie bits!



Card Mad Fairies Digi Days - Girly - well older girlies but still pink
Crafty Catz - Pastel Colours
Dilly Beans - Dots - Polka dots on paper
MAWTT - Happy Birthday
Fab & Funky - Polka Dots
Catch The Bug - Twine, Button & Sentiment

The image is by Bugaboo.

27 comments:

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card and a great image.xxx

DesignerDiva said...

Great card Janice I love that image its perfect for the cause.
You have 2 online donations now!

Hugs Laurie xx

Sue said...

A fabulous card and a great take on your chosen sketch

thank you for joining us at SnS

Sue
xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh its fabulous Janice and for such a great cause
Lisa x

JoanieMc said...

Great card!! Love the design. One of my favimages too.

Thanks for entering in the Link Up for Pink challenge and good luck in the drawing.

Hugs
Joanie

Vicky said...

Great card for our polka dot theme, thanks for joining us a t Fab'n'Funky this week

Good luck in the draw

hugs Vicky x x x

susiestacey said...

Hi Janice, great card and very apt for the race for life too. Hope you raise loads, my SIL is doing it in Leeds next week, hope the weather stays fine and dry for you and well done on raising funds for charity x Susan x

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card Janice. Hope it went well today. I have a friend who has just finished her chemo for breast cancer, but it hasn't got the clearance she hoped for, she is in for a small op and then they will decide whether she will have her boob removed - all very sad and such a worthy cause and a girl in year 6 at the school I work in also had a tumour on her brain which they removed successfully but as it was malignany she is undergoing chemo atm - heartbreaking. Thanks for joining in with MAWTT this week. Hugs, Claire x

marion said...

o so pretty and so theme matching, love it. Hugs, marion

lindyloo said...

what a gorgeous card love the image and soft pastel pinks perfect for our challenge this week at crafty catz
linda x

coops said...

gorgeous card janice.stunning image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing - good luck with the race. Thanks for joining in with Papertake Weekly challenge, Mary G x

tilly's crafts said...

great card - such a fun image! thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week - and good luck with the race!
Kim x

brenda said...

A great card Janice and so fitting for the cause. Good luck with the race.

Thanks so much for joining in our 'Favourite Things' theme at Penny Black and More this month.

B x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable card Janice and good luck with the race.
luv
Debby

Zeni said...

Love that image! Thanks for joining us at LUFP and good luck!

Many blessings,
Zeni
www.scrappyzeni.com

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card and a fantastic message! Your sister in law will be watching your race your heart out :) Good luck with the race!

Jackie said...

What a fabulous card and an even better cause! Each year myself and my family walk in the breast cancer walk here, in memory of my cousin who battled and lost. Keep up the amazing work!

Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge!

Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

sarah-Jane said...

Brilliant card. Good luck with the race. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Rach83 said...

A great card for a great cause. Love all your pink and that flower is so lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll join us for the next one.

Good luck on Sunday.

Rachel x

Melissa said...

Adorable! So glad you joined us at Dilly Beans!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, great message too. I love the layout too.

Tags xx

Paul said...

A perfect use of the image - good luck with the run. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge.
TFS
Paul
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Elisabet said...

Janice I love your card and the reasons you have for running or such every year is very special! We need more angels in the world like you! Thanks for joining us in challenge #3 at Link Up For Pink!
Hugs,
Beth ~ LUFP DT

Julie said...

Great card - love the colours and your choice of sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this fortnight!, Juliexx

DesignerDiva said...

Me again on duty this time..... i forgot to say......Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our Birthday Celebrations and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

Judith said...

Fab card and great cause - thanks for paying at MAWTT hugs Judith x