Post # 1
So, Fiance and I are getting married in July. Here’s a back story on my family. My dad’s sister’s husband (my uncle by marriage) has several family members who have passed away from cancer. Both of his parents passed away and their son passed away when he was 9 from cancer on his brain stem. In January, my uncle’s brother was diagnosed with cancer on his spine that has spread to his liver and lungs. Added to this, one of our GM’s mom’s is a breast cancer survivor, along with a friend from high school’s mom.
All of these things considered, Fiance and I really wanted to do something meaningful with our favors instead of spending money on things people will never use (we were debating between koozies and stadium cups). After talking to my parents and Fiance, we all decided that donating to a Cancer organization would be the best way to use our money.
We have decided to donate $500 to the Livestrong Foundation which is amazing, but they will also send us 200 bracelets (the yellow Livestrong ones) along with certificates for each one that explains that we donated some money to help stop cancer.
If you were lost like I was, please consider this. Livestrong uses 86% of all their donations for cancer research and other related programs. Hope I helped some people!
Post # 3
great idea! I like that its a donation, but there is still a tangible favor to give to your guests as well. it’s the best of both worlds!
Post # 4
That is really cool. I have thought about doing something like that. My sister has scoliosis and she was able to have her spinal corrective surgery 100% free for my family. They don’t charge any family a single penny. Ever. The hospital she went to is one where you have to be chosen to be there, (or a Dr. has to reccommend you) and the ONLY use your insurance. Everything else is done by donation. Even the Dr.s donate their time and aren’t paid for the surgery but to be allowed to work there you have to be of a certain calibur. Dr.’s see it as a badge of honor to say, “Yeah, I donate my time to Scottish Rite” And it is only for children but once you are a patient there, you are a patient for life. So in 10 year when my sister needs a surgery again, it will be free, again! Seriously, this place is amazing.
I love it when I hear about people donating to places Like Livestrong or Scottish Rite. Places like that make a difference in peoples lives.
Post # 5
That is totally awesome! A great thing to know!!
Post # 6
I love that idea. You can put a note on each table that says: A donation was made in honor of…… to……
Post # 7
that sounds like a great idea,