April showers or snow, depending where you live, definitely brought May Flowers.
May 24th is our big Kilometers For Kids event. Come and walk, jump, skip or crawl around the track for 30 minutes. We encourage you to collect pledges and raise money. There are great prizes for those who raise the most money and medals are given out to our fastest runners as well as the most creative ones! A minimal entrance fee of $10.00 puts you “on track” to having fun and giving.
If you are a High School student or know one, we are granting 10 community services hours just for participating! You must register on-line before the event to receive the maximum hours. We will only be granting 5 hours to those who show up on race day. Students will receive their hours’ letter at the end of the race!
April was a very busy month for us. We had The Made By Hand Show and The CreativFestival. We also participated in our annual Starbucks Gives Back Packing Session. And, we fell in love with a new organization ….. – Think Good Do Good!
April was packed with good stuff: Easter, Passover, the beginning of spring, International Pink Day and volunteer Appreciation Week during which I was even honoured by an award from the City of Vaughan.
However April also brought us sadness, with the passing of Steve Brown of Browns Interiors – a supporter of ours. We created a special dedication in our shipment that I wanted to share with all of you:
We are dedicating this month to Brown’s Interiors.
“We are dedicating this shipment in Memory of Steve Brown, co-founder and chief executive of Brown's Interiors in Boca Raton, left his family the greatest gift he could: a well-run business that would prosper after he's gone.
Brown, 58, died the morning of April 9 after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Lyons Road, west of Boca Raton. Brown’s kindness and support for Crafting For a Cure was unwavering. Steve never wanted to see a child upset or sick.
On behalf of the entire team of Crafting For a Cure Steve Brown will be missed but not forgotten. Thank- you Steve for touching our lives.
Thank you to the entire Brown family who are letting us make this shipment in his memory. We pray you are comforted by memories of a man who made such a big difference in his local and our global community.
We would like to thank the following companies that made this shipment possible:
: HA KIDD
: The Crochet Crowd
: Sherwood Chevrolet Inc.
Hope to see you all on the track on May 24th, 2014. If unable to attend you can always sponsor a participant – I’m even walking!
Have a Magnificent, Marvelous May!
President/Founder of Crafting For a Cure