It is with great joy that I tell you about the overwhelming success of ONE, the reverse-auction fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Over $8500 was raised in just over 6 hours, and every cent of it goes to ACS. This makes me very happy. I have said it before, but I want to repeat that each piece I contributed to this fundraiser was a "love letter" to a dear friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. This was done in honor of my late mother, who was a breast cancer survivor. This is for my friends Ellie, Karey, Lynne, Keri, and Peggy: all survivors who are living fierce lives. This is in honor of my friend Steve's sister, who just yesterday lost her long-fought battle with cancer. This is in honor of my husband's aunt, Ardeth Laake, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2009.
Thank you, Virginia Spiegel, for rolling up your sleeves and herding many of us into action. Over the past several years Fiber Art For a Cause has become one of the leading fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. I am so honored to have been a part of it from the beginning.