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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

F.A.C.T. Afghan Raffle

What is presently going on in my life, this new hexagon afghan/blanket that I made about 2 years ago and am donating to a worthy cause with 100% of the ticket sales going to F.A.C.T. (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatments). Done in memory of my husband Roger who passed from this life last year on January 18th, 2013. Below the pictures is my write up that I posted on Facebook.


For raffle tickets go to the Facebook page:

FACT, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for CANCER TREATMENT. The address and phone number are near the top of their page. Tickets are $1 for 1,  or $5 for 6. Anyone is welcome to purchase them. The afghan will be displayed at various fund raisers by F.A.C.T. and also in some local store windows in the area. The drawing for a winner will be in May 1, 2015.

Just wanted to give all of friends a head's up on what will be happening in the next several months. This has been in the works since earlier this year. Some of you are aware of a cancer help group called F.A.C.T. they give financial assistance to cancer patients for various things i.e. travel expenses to and from appointments/treatments. They do not pay 100% of the expense but they do pay a portion and it is a great help. They helped us when Roger was so sick. You have to have a doctor's okay and nurses sign to verify the appointments. They rely heavy on fund raisers and donations. They were a blessing to us, and I felt it was time to pay it forward. In my heart I know Roger would have wanted this. Tomorrow I donate a new hand-crocheted afghan/blanket that I made. F.A.C.T. will be displaying it at various fund raisers and sending out info on it with some of their mailings. There will be raffle tickets sold by F.A.C.T. with 100% of the sales going to help other cancer patients. They were a blessing to us and it is time for being a blessing to others in need. I will have details about ticket price as soon as I get it and anyone interested in buying a raffle ticket for this worthy cause can send me a message. I am doing this in memory of my husband Roger who passed away January 18th, 2013. He died of multiple myeloma cancer which was a result of his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. He fought the battle for over 2 years. I believe he is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please know that none of the money comes to me, once again, 100% goes to F.A.C.T.
Just a note, if this fund raiser goes well, then I plan to make and donate either another afghan/blanket or a quilt each year, as long as I am able. 

13 comments:

  1. Oh my....your hexagon afghan is a beauty. I cannot take my eyes off it. All those gorgeous colours are singing the happiest of tunes! Your Roger will be smiling down at your lovely donation. Just visiting via 'Pieceful' blog. 'Tis lovely to have discovered your lovely blog. What a blessing you are!

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  2. So sorry to hear about your husband Susanne what a lovely tribute your blanket is beautiful :) x

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  3. Wonderful creative piece of art ...yes I say art because it is totally beautiful !!! It is also for a more than worthy cause . I don't think there can be a family anywhere in our world who has not felt the dark shadow of cancer taint their lives ...in my case thrice. Deeply sad for your loss Susanne!
    Hugs!

    Amanda :-)
    PS:Mediterranean Giveaway still open!

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  4. What a lovely way in which to remember your husband. I'm sure he will be watching you keeping you safe with an immense sense of pride.

    Mitzi

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  5. It's a beautiful afghan Susanne - I'm sure it will raise a lot of money for F.A.C.T. ♥

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  6. What a sweet idea! I know he's smiling about it.

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  7. Susanne, that is an amazing afghan and what a worthy cause to donate it - I hope it draws in a LOT of funds to help with research. Your husband looks like he was a very neat guy.
    Hugs, T

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    1. Funds are not for research, they are given freely (no strings attached) by FACT to assist with travel and medical expenses for cancer patients. I believe there is a cure, but believe that the cause should be the first defense in curing this terrible disease. Look at it this way, if they cured cancer the medical field would collapse. How many jobs would be lost. This disease generates billions and billions of dollars. I also believe many people are given false hope for recovery. Yes, there are survivors, and for that I do thank God. Every once in awhile they come up with a cure for one or another form of cancer. In my husband's case, the spraying of Agent Orange in the jungle to kill off the vegetation in a day's time was his end. My greatest fear was that he carried the cancer for all those years and could possibly pass it on to our children or grandchildren. The doctors told us "no", but then 3 experts also told us that doing the bone marrow transplant would solve his problems. Check into Agent Orange, my husband did. They sprayed it in the state of Oregon at one time. My husband was a neat guy, he was a good man. Dying in his late 60's was just too young in my book. Thank you for commenting. Love you Teresa.

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  8. So sorry for your loss. Your Hubby is proud of you and thankful that your doing this in his memory. The afghan is absolutely beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful afghan, sounds a very worthy cause and a lovely thing to do in your dear husband's memory.
    Carol xx

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  10. That is a thing of beauty and filled with love. your hubby would be so very proud. What a wonderful act of kindness.

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  11. You are simply amazing.
    Sending you a hug,
    Meredith

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  12. A meaningful and beautiful afghan for donation. I'm sure it will raise lot of funds and a good memory of your husband.
    Love and hugs
    Terriea

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