Join the Virtual Gal to Gal Walk for Stage 4 Breast Cancer
A few days ago I received the devestating news that Dorit Shapiro, Mom and President of the Gal to Gal Foundation lost her battle with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. During her last days Dorit did everything to get her message out about the amazing Gal to Gal Foundation – an organization which strives to help women battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer much like the “Make a Wish” foundation. Dorit emphasized in a recent speech the popular emphasis on preventition and early detection but the importance of recognizing and helping the 300,0000 women who are diagnosed with Stage 4 annually.
10 days ago I hosted a local benefit at my home to encourage my friends and Philly mommy bloggers to join the Gal to Gal Virtual Walk we even created a “Team Classy Mommy”. For a minimum donation of only $5 you can design your own gal and watch her walk across the country “virutally” during the month of October and help this incredible foundation. Thanks to all the Philly Mom Bloggers who attended – especially the Chester County Moms Blog who brought all of their writers!
And we all got to feel extra special since a film crew from SBS – Seoul Broadcasting System was at our home filming a segment on American Moms for a show that sounds like our equivalent of 60 minutes which is slated to air on Oct. 19th.
We were thrilled with the support of both national and local companies.
Graco’s giving continues to exceed expectations – they are one of the most participatory companies in the blogsphere. Graco donated a brand new ultra popular and functional Nautilus car seat which we were able to use to giveaway to help us encourage big donations!
And locally, Clay’s Bakery of Berwyn, PA made the most delicious and gorgeous pink cake for our guests.
Just a few sponsors that provided some delicious food & drink were 4 Real Foods – who make healthy kid sized pizzas and quesidillas and WAT-TAAH – electrolyte enriched water to keep you feeling energetic – both donated goodies for the party. Each attendee also received some great swag. Bags from Mom Logic filled with Epson samples and a brand new awesome Swiffer duster. Kenzie is obsessed with this duster and pretends she is Cinderella with it!
Even cooler were the gifts that companies donated for us to share with those who donated to the cause. We were able to give out dvds of both Hairspray & The Golden Compass. And of course the Graco Nautilus car seat I mentioned earlier!