Last weekend we were blessed to host some awesome people who came together to HELP FIGHT cancer and raise money for the Kelly Cares Foundation!
The goal of the weekend was to increase awareness and fundraising through scrapbooking, crafting, education, and friends We spoke to a few ladies on the Committee that stated that this event takes the whole year to plan, lots of phone calls, meetings, organizing, and fundraising. They also stated that every year they count the days down to the retreat to have a few days to be stress-free and relaxed, among great friends. A chance to catch up on past plans for crafts and old friends.
According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Over the past decade, there has been a gradual decrease in female breast cancer because of research, education, awareness and early detection.
FACTS about Breast Cancer in the United States
- One in Eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
- Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the US today!!
The Waterford Estates Lodge has been the proud host of CROP for the CURE-South Bend for over 10 years. A wonderful weekend with wonderful people!! The event includes a variety of vendors, a silent auction, and a chance to get to know some great crafty people.
This year was a great success….
Over $21,000!!!! That is what we raised for the Kelly Cares Foundation!! Thank you for helping Crop Out Cancer and fight this horrible disease while creating memories with amazing friends!…FACEBOOK POST (Crop for the Cure-South Bend)