Monday, October 15, 2007

Crop for the cure

Yesterday was a day that I will always remember. It's a day that I will hold close to my heart and feel good that I was a part of it.
Yesterday, we held our CROP FOR THE CURE event.
It was perfect in every sense of the word. I would love to share a lot of the details with you.
Lonae Swickard was the lady in charge. She is one of my dearest friends that I have known for almost 15 years. She wanted everyone that attended to feel special so she organized the event carefully and with a ton of love!!

Everyone that attended received a beautiful pink rose. They got this when they checked in.

When they walked in they saw ALL the raffle prizes that were donated by a bunch of restaurants, salons, manufactures, friends, and more!! Anyone could come and donate and put their name in the different raffle containers.

I was so excited to have a basket that was made just for the gals that were attending. This basket was full of scrapbook supplies.

Each gal received a goodie bag, a beautiful candle donated by two of my close friends Pattie and Christiane, a felt ribbon to wear donated by Lizz, and other fun goodies.

Lonae wanted it to be very special so she asked special friends to come and help! Her brothe Jay, was to welcome and to help take in bags. She didn't want anyone carrying their stuff in.

My parents were there to help as well. My mom greeted while my dad welcomed and took in the ladies totes as well.

The ladies felt so pampered.

Angel and Tanner volunteered some time as well to help our gals.

Tanner handled all the phone calls!! LOL

He's so cute!!!

Frankie made these beautiful cookies. THere were also a ton of pink cupcakes made by Victoria, tons of pink candies, coffee, donuts, and more.
Julie came with her daughter to donate. They all wore pink! They were so cute!!

Victoria, myself, Lonae, and Gail. Gail was so sweet to donate time and be in charge of the ticket sales.

Jeremy bought tickets and put them in baskets that he thought grandma or I would like!!

The girls were so wow'd by the way the place looked!! You can't tell but there was this amazing pink glow in the room!! Everyone kept mentioning that.

They didn't know but amongst them, were two breast cancer survivors. Lonae has asked one othem to speak. She was amazing!

We set up this awesome lunch for the girls at one of our favorite restaurants.

Angel surprised everyone and sang, Wind beneath My Wings.

Then we did the raffle drawings!! Lonae was thrilled when her daughter, who is in the hospital right now, won the only thing she wanted!!!

The event was so beautiful! We were so happy to see so many smiling faces!!

Lonae's goal was to reach $1,000.00. She exceeded that amount by A lot!! All funds went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Way to go Lonae!! Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do!

You are truly an inspiration and I love ya!!!


tanya_williams said...

WOW...what an amazing event!!! You ladies look like you had a wonderful time for a wonderful cause!

erin said...

omg, i have tears just reading this, looking at all the beautiful photos, and just so thrilled for lonae and all the work behind the scenes, and that you all raised that much money, how wonderful! if she happens to do something like this next year...i won't have my dh's 20th highschool reunion to attend, so i can be there!

go suzy, lonae, and all the girls!!!

Lisa said...

WOW - that's so amazing!!! ya'll did a great event!!! Lots of hard work for a wonderful foundation!

Jody said...

That is so great! I loved the pictures and the recap. Let's hope that a cure is just around the corner!!SO glad you were a part of such a beautiful event.

ScrapFairy said...

wow what an amazing day. Great job.

Heather said...

That is really cool! What a great event!

Kara said...

oh my goodness!! everything looks amazing!! i would have loved to attend if i was in CA right now!!!

kudos to you!

Jennifer N. said...

It was such an AMAZING day! My jaw dropped when I entered the room because it was so beautiful. Everyone did such a wonderful job.

Laura Fiore said...

Suzy--sounds like a wonderful, touching success! Congratulations to both you and Lonae on such a great day!

Michelle McGee said...

This is totally awesome, Suzy!!!!