My dad would have been 59 on December 9th. He died of pancreatic cancer at age 56 after a short and valiant 3-month battle.
I have pledged to do what I can to raise awareness for this disease, and have found a wonderful foundation, THE LUSTGARTEN FOUNDATION FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH (http://www.lustgarten.org) which has done great things in terms of raising money.
I have held 2 charity events, THE DAY OF HOPE & GIVING (1/29/07) and SOAPS FOR HOPE (June 14th, 2007), raising over $750 in cash through sales of my products.
I have also contributed non-monetarily by giving gift baskets for their annual event in May.
On DECEMBER 9th, I will donate 100% of the proceeds of *ALL* sales from my Etsy shop. It was going to be candles only, but I will donate every penny (less shipping) to the foundation that day.
Happy Birthday, Dad. I miss you.