Thursday, March 6, 2008

Beads that Benefit: Beaders for Cancer Research

We have recently received two emails here at Art Bead Scene from two great supporters of art beads, Lisa Kan and Andrew Thornton. Both of them are generously raising funds for the 3 Day Journey benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust, each in a different way involving beads. We support them and applaud them both for their generosity and work. Here are their stories:

From Lisa Kan, (whose bead can be seen on the cover of the April issue of Simply Beads, shown above):

Sara Hardin (of "Ask Sara" from Softflex Company), her cousin Virginia Barrera, and Lisa Kan make up Team Beadalicious! The three have taken on the mission and challenge of walking three days and 60 miles from November 21-23, 2008 in San Diego. This endeavor supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust, which funds important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment.

With your help, the team hopes to show the world what beady folks can do to help a worthy cause. The team hopes to raise $10,000 or more by the time they walk, to not only help those afflicted with breast cancer now, but those that will be diagnosed this year, and those that will unfortunately be afflicted in the future. All donations are tax deductible.Lisa has also offered to send the top five donors by the time she walks, a one of a kind glass bead, just in time for Xmas. You must donate under her name to qualify, so she can track this. Whatever you can afford will be appreciated. So, give up a few Starbuck coffees or a meal out to support this team and the wonderful cause. Please donate to the link below and be as generous as you can.

Donate here (link)

Thank you for your support,
Sara, Virginia and Lisa
Team Beadalicious

From Andrew:

" I met Rachel Stokoe at an artist's residency at the School of Visual Arts in the summer of 2004. You might know her. You might not. She's an incredible painter, who's work is sensuous and vibrant. She is also a dear friend. Not long after I met Rachel, her mother, Usha Stokoe, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Right now they are raising funds to participate in the 3 Day Journey benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust. The Trust is "dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure" for breast cancer. What they are doing is VERY IMPORTANT!

I've donated a small amount to the Cause, but in an effort to further help Rachel and her mom reach and surpass their goal, I've also volunteered to donate four necklaces to be auctioned off. Each of the necklaces donated (Child of Morning, Smile Rising, Treasure Net, and Golden Secret) were featured in Stringing Magazine (an Interweave Press publication). The auctions will run for the next six days. Please consider bidding or donating. WE, as a team, can make a difference!


to visit my blog which lists each of the necklaces and links to their eBay auction.

Above: "Smile Rising" originally appeared online as a companion to the Spring 2007 issue of Stringing Magazine. This is one of Andrew's pieces that is available in his auction.

If you're not a winner of the auction or would like to allow someone else to obtain the necklaces, you can still help!CLICK HERE to go directly to Rachel's 3 Day Personal Page to find out more on how to donate to the Cause.

If you'd like to find out more about Rachel and her artwork, CLICK HERE.

THANK YOU for your patience and generosity!

Simplicity Always,


Andrew Thornton said...

Thank you so much for posting this! It really is inspiring to see so many friends help support the cause and make strides to fight breast cancer. Together, we can do it!

Thanks again!

Tari of said...

I think it is great that they are doing this and for a wonderful cause.