For a while now I have wanted to start something that is close to my heart in so many ways. I have been thinking about how one person can go about it and make a difference? Well this year is the year and I realized that I cannot do it alone so I decided to join forces with a few close friends and make this a brilliant campaign.
This year and hopefully many more years to come I will be raising funds for cancer research. Cancer has affected my family and I in a very close way. This disease affects everyone in one way or another. If you have not lost a family member to cancer chances are you know someone that has succumbed to this horrible disease.
Here is my post of “How I lived my dads cancer story“!
The campaign will be called #ayearforacure
The campaign’s vision is to help beat cancer by supporting the work towards finding a cure. The campaign is all about silver linings. Providing hope to those suffering the soul destroying disease as well as those supporting sufferers.
Our chosen charity is Cancer Research UK who fund scientists, doctors and nurses to diagnose, prevent and treat cancer. Their hard work and efforts have meant that survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years. Let’s work together to help Cancer Research increase the survival rate even further!
Cancer affects children and adults alike and we’ll be sharing stories of hope, whether they have seen survival or death of a loved one.
I have teamed up with some great bloggers and an online quirky kids apparel store to join forces in making a difference.
Shanel of Babblingon has been gracious to assist in PR and using her sound network to help gain exposure and create awareness of the campaign and what we aim to achieve as she has someone very special in her life that is fighting cancer her mum.
I have collaborated with Harps of Baby Brain Memoirs and Baby Brain Apparel, a great friend of mine, to produce #ayearforacure baby and toddler leggings. 2 Pounds on these leggings will be donated to Cancer Research in the UK. We have chosen to represent all cancers by going with the colour purple. I hope you’ll support us in the cause by purchasing a trendy pair for the little legs in your life! Harps will also be offering teddy bear sized matching leggings for the even tinier legs in your kids’ lives! All of Harps’ leggings are handmade by her and all her tees are designed by her and inspired by the daily antics of her toddler. http://babybrainapparel.com/collections/baby-toddler-leggings/products/charitypurplecloudsleggings
In addition to the above, each month we need your help to raise money by carrying out the following fundraising activities locally and posting pictures and videos on social media using the hashtag #ayearforacure.
It would be great for you to get involved in as many of the planned fund raising activities as possible.
Follow a year for a cure on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayearforacure/
Please post all donations to the #ayearforacure fundraising page : https://www.justgiving.com/ayearforacure/
January: Donate the cost of one bottle of wine and take a selfie holding a bottle crying or kissing it goodbye or however you wish holding a sign that say #ayearforacure post it on your Instagram and tag @ayearforacure in it and I will Regram it on the official campaign Instagram page. This is January’s post for #ayearforacure http://moderndadpages.com/january-fundraiser-for-ayearforacure/
February: Baby bake sale – get your little ones involved to create cookies and cakes in all shapes and sizes to sell at their nursery, at work or to family and friends!
March: Take a selfie with something purple holding a sign that has #ayearforacure and whatever else you wish to say in your message, donate a pound and post it on your Instagram and tag @ayearforacure in it and I will Regram it on the official campaign Instagram page.
April: Sponsored purple clothing day – get in touch with your children’s schools and nurseries to ask if they’re able to host a purple clothing day to support the cause.
May: Dress down at work day – Ask your manager if you can have a dress down at work day and whoever dresses down donates a pound.
June: Video your best piece of advice in life (must be short for Instagram) donate a pound and post it on your Instagram and tag @ayearforacure in it and I will Regram it on the official campaign Instagram page.
July: Art work auction – proceeds go to cancer
August: Fun in the sun photo with #ayearforacure and donate a pound post it on your Instagram and tag @ayearforacure in it and I will Regram it on the official campaign Instagram page.
September: Take a photo of clouds to symbolise silver linings and post it on your Instagram and tag @ayearforacure in it and I will Regram it on the official campaign Instagram page.
October: Parents to submit pictures with their children in their #ayearforacure purple cloud leggings to create 2017 calendar which will be sold the following month and where all profit will go to charity.
November: #ayearforacure calendars will go on sale where all profits will be donated to charity.
December: Take a funny photo with an ugly Christmas sweater holding a sign with #ayearforacure donate a pound and post it on your Instagram and tag @ayearforacure in it and I will Regram it on the official campaign Instagram page.
A huge thank you to those involved and for your continued support to fight an illness that destroys so many lives. So here’s to #ayearforacure!
Please do spread the word