For the past 6 years our very own Moonbeam13
has been involved in supporting and raising money for The Weekend To End Breast Cancer
event in Toronto.
She has done this in a fairly quiet and discreet way so we felt it was time to shed a bit more light on what exactly she does for this great cause.
To give a bit of background, in the past 5 years this organization has raised over 70 million dollars in donations and through this has made some landmark strides in advancing the research on breast cancer, which claims the lives of close to 50,000 women a year and about a quarter million women diagnosed per year. You can read about how the money has been allocated here
This money does make a big difference in helping with in depth gene studies and creating specialized programs for people diagnosed with the disease.The Weekend To End Breast Cancer
takes place all across Canada. In Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and her hometown of Toronto, where for the last 5 years and soon to be 6, she has participated in the 60k walk alongside her mom (mombeam
Together they have walked 300kms in the fight to end breast cancer (that's 193 miles for you Americans)
To participate in the walk, each person must raise $2000 to qualify and that is no easy task in and of itself. This year, mombeam
will be joined by theblackmass
as well, so that's $6000 in total they need to raise between them and they need your help!
This year the event takes place September 5th-7th, so the time to help is now!
So how can
can you help? Read on!
Well, you can add these stamps to your journal with a link back to this article for starters.How Do I Donate?
Donations are the most important thing you can do here, so to sponsor: Moonbeam13
- this link mombeam
- this link theblackmass
- this link
and follow the simple instructions there!
Make sure to leave your deviantART name so they know who to thank, unless you prefer to remain anonymous of course. Please also remember that the three of them are a team and we all individually have to hit $2000 to participate, so spread it around
If you would rather use paypal you can make a paypal donation to email@example.comOther Ways To Show Support
Dye your hair pink, wear something pink or do a piece of art in pink and upload it to your gallery and link back here so we can spread the word to as many people as possible!
Also, like last year, she will be making memorial shirts eg:
so please, note Moonbeam13
your name or the name of someone you love that you'd like them to walk for.