I took this photo last year at my Uncle Randy’s birthday dinner. Little did we know it would be the last time we would all be together to celebrate with him. As you can see Rosie is front and center and he is smirking at her as my Aunt Mary holds up the cake as we all sang Happy Birthday to him. She always had a way to make him smile.
I share this photo with all of you because this Friday would’ve been Uncle Randy’s birthday and ironically enough we have moved into the 1st place spot for the most money raised! What a wonderfully timed milestone. This is all due to your support, shares, and donations! He would be so happy and proud of what we have accomplished so far and would be rooting for us to keep going until we reach our team goal!
If you have not donated yet please know that any amount is ok. This is not about who donates the most but about giving what you can. It all adds up and it all goes to the same wonderful cause.
If you have already donated please continue to share my fundraising link https://give.classy.org/nicatnight with your connections on social media an/or email. Your shares are what informs people what we are trying to accomplish. It’s free to share it and only takes a moment of your time. That moment could lead to wonderful things. Look what it’s done so far!
Thank you again to everyone who has helped us get to where we are right now! We could not have done it without you. My family is so grateful for all of your support.
Go TEAM ROSIE!
From either personally knowing me or reading my posts it is obvious that breast cancer is something that has personally effected my life in a dramatic way. With my Mom passing away from the disease when I was 10 it has had a huge impact on me in ways I can not even begin to explain. Being 35 (the age she was when she was diagnosed), having a recent scare of my own and her birthday coming up this Saturday it is easy to say that the thought of breast cancer is pretty fresh in my mind these days.
However it is also on my mind because my friend Trish is fighting the same battle my Mom did. Just like her she is fighting this at a young age while raising raising 2 beautiful children. She continues to be an inspiration to everyone with her positive “I’m gonna kick this cancer’s ass” attitude!
When I heard they were having a benefit for her I had to find a way to help. One glance at the Back Bone page of my portfolio it’s pretty obvious that I enjoy using my artistic skills to help great causes. Especially after facing my own serious health scares and seeing how people pulled together to help me get through them. It’s scary enough to have something so serious effecting you physically and yet trying not to stress over the cost it all takes to get well. The help of others made a huge impact on my recovery. I urge you to come out and support this strong amazing woman and her family. From my own personal experience I can tell you that every bit counts!
With that I made a basket of my handmade creations that I am donating. It will be a part of the prizes raffled off this Sunday, July 24th at Evil Horse Brewery in Crete IL from 2- 5pm! So if you ever wanted to get your hands on some of my creations now you can attend a fun event, buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a whole basket of them all while helping a great cause!
The reusable cloth basket is filled with the following…
– Full Size – Skullerfly Hanging Decoration
– Full Size – Skelefly Animal Print Freaky Flower Decoration
– Full Size – Vintage Burlesque Dragonfly Barrette
– Mini – Skullerfly Magnet
– Mini – Sparrow Bird Tattoo Inspired Barrette
– Mini – Sparrow Bird Tattoo Inspired Pin
– Breast Cancer Ribbon Keychain
– Living Dead Girl Nicole Zombie sticker
Stay Spooky + Supportive!
Playing catch up now that I am back in town from vacation and so glad to find out that the Scares That Care event was a success and the final amount raised was $2,011.84! Thank you to everyone that donated and/or help spread the word.
When we got home we were so excited to find these AWESOME Scares That Cares shirts in our mail box! We will wear them proudly!
As you all know I am a big supporter of Women In Horror Month and Ax Wound Film Festival. However every year, like clockwork my creepy heart smiles when I flip the calendar to February and I am reminded that Women In Horror Month falls on the same month as my birthday. Happy February everyone! Make sure to visit the Women In Horror Month website and support this killer cause!
As all of you know I do my art for many reasons. This includes helping out for causes I believe in. I am donating a Dead Girl Skelefly Decay Barrette, sticker and a signed post card complete with a personal thank you note from me the artist for Another Hole In The Wall’s Venue Revival – 2 Day Event. This venue helps local bands make a name for themselves. They have also helped bands who have fallen a little off the charts get back on the fan radar.
Here is a glimpse of the prize that will be raffled off at the event….
Want to see other items I have donated for wonderful causes? Check them out HERE!
Stay Spooky & Supportive!