World Cancer Day

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Today is #WorldCancerDay. Today is a day to do what you can do. Everyone has the power to help reduce the impact of cancer on individuals, families and communities.

I don’t have the financial resources to donate as I wish I could to help with research, or care. But I do have time and I can give that.

One way I have found to help reduce the impact is to help out my sister in law. Sometimes it is as simple as driving her or my mother in law some where they need to go. I have the time, I have the resources to help.

This year I volunteered to be part of American Cancer Society Couture for the Cause Montgomery County.

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I am proud to be a part of this group, and work with some wonderful people.

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We had our Kickoff Party on January 21, 2016 (see more here: https://goo.gl/at1Wlv) and it was a huge success. I cannot thank our sponsors enough for their donations.

Our fantastic host, Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands.

Our Food & Beverage Donors: All Star Catering, Chef Michael’s Gourmet Kitchen, Crescent Moon Wine Bar, Crisp Woodlands, Cru Wine Bar Woodlands, Custom Caterers, Deer Lake Lodge, Jasper’s Woodlands, MD Bookkeepers, Premier Beverage HWY 105 Conroe, Rebecca Creek/Enchanted Rock, Red Brick Tavern, Sunshine & Sprinkles Cake Pops, Teal Services, The Grand Palace, and The Italian Café.

As well as a very Special Thanks to: Bernhardt Winery – Sponsor raffle, Brockstar Video – Event Videography, Events Plus – Event resources, Impressions by Stacy HarrisJohn Cooper School – Entertainment, Justin & Jeremy Acoustic Duo – Entertainment, MelonHead Photo – Event Photography, Missy Grace Designs – Floral, Panera Bread – Raffle, Benihana – Raffle, Review It Magazine – Step & Repeat, ShutterBooth – Photo Booth, Sign Express – Event Signage, Sunbelt Rentals, Wild Stallion Vineyards – Raffle.

Our main event is still to come on May 7, 2016. We’re bringing the world of high fashion to The Club at Carlton Woods for an exclusive evening featuring the hottest new fashions, signature cocktails/wine/champagne, delicious Italian fare, fabulous entertainment and plenty of surprises! You can also participate in a Kendra Scott jewelry pull, Champagne & Diamonds raffle, handbag raffle or bid on some of our unique Bid Board auction items.

If you would like more information on this event or would like to be a sponsor please see the following: http://couturemontgomery.org or check out our Facebook page: https://goo.gl/AYZ6yi

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So you may be wondering, but what exactly CAN I DO? I am glad you asked. The theme for the next three years of World Cancer Day is “We can. I can”. Please see the following link for more information: http://goo.gl/AhlFDr

You can also find more information here: http://goo.gl/tLu4FY

Today, and EVERY day; is for my daddy, my brother, my Uncle Wayne, my sweet cousin Brittany, my sister in law Mendi, and myself. Let today and every day be #ADAYTOUNITE and help us #MakeCancerLastSeason

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday – Our Brittany

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On March 8, 2013; just 14 months after being diagnosed, my cousin, Brittany Joan Stephens-Kinney lost her fight to cancer. Although her life was only 24 short years, she lived it to the fullest. Brittany was a very vivacious, kind hearted, full spirited woman and she gave cancer a good hard run for its money. She lives on through her son, Gabe, who has the same vivacious, kind hearted full spirit.

We miss you and love you, Britt! You will forever be in our hearts.

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RIP sweet angel

Wordless Wednesday – Thomas Jefferson

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(*The first few seconds is not Alex, he starts at 0:09*)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”

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(Note the mustache, he was digging the mustache!)