Fun for a Cause

Posted on May 24, 2008. Filed under: Inspiring Each Other | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My dear friend, Dahlynn McKowen, an amazing lady who’s an award winning author and highly respected editor, turned me on to a most wonderful site. I just had to share it.

It’s called Design-her Gals and it’s an innovative stationery company that allows you to create your own likeness and affix it to invitations, note cards, and the like. The fun part is that you can make yourself into quite the dish and then adorn your body with designer outfits and accessories that make for a fashionable new you. No bad hair days here!

But, even more than that, there is an important mission behind the fun. Design-her Gals was founded by Jeanne Fitzmaurice, who lost both her cousin and her best friend to Stage IV Breast Cancer. In their honor, she also created the Gal to Gal Foundation and five percent of every sale goes to the non-profit. If you choose, you can donate directly and support this important organization.

Over 300,000 patients worldwide will lose their lives to Stage IV Breast Cancer this year. Funds are often scarce for those in this critical stage, when health insurance benefits may be reduced or cancelled, family bank accounts become depleted, and hospice care is hard to find. This is where the Gal to Gal foundation steps in. Their main beneficiary is an organization called “Making Memories.”

Making Memories is dedicated to making a wish come true for women and men who are losing their battle against breast cancer. The wishes and memory-making events they bestow allow the individual the opportunity to put aside the realities of their illness, enjoy themselves, and leave one final, beautiful memory for their family.

So, take some time to visit this remarkable site and take full advantage of the combination of creativity and a  cause. You’ll end up having a lot of fun and helping to make a lasting memory all at the same time. 


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These are the kind of organizations/businesses I love hearing about. Women who are on the move and making a difference! I went to the site briefly and will spend more time there when permitted. Thanks for introducing us to some of the other fabulous women who are going great things for others. I keep saying, God knows how to connect the dot.coms!

In the last five years alone I’ve lost 3 friends to cancer and have had to worry about 3 more! Thank God the 3 I worried about have survived, but I still worry because there’s always a chance of it coming back.
We need more medical research on curing Breast Cancer AND EARLY PREVENTION instead of 5 different “male enhancement” alternatives!

PopArtDiva aka The BRAT in the HAT!

Thank you so much for introducing me to the Making Memories site, what a wonderful way to face such a challenging time in a positive way, and leave a lasting impression. A beautiful site.

Have a nice weekend, claudia

This is a creative and innovative idea. The web site is charming. Does she offer an affiliate program of any kind for linking to her site?

Just goes to show we women do stick together when it counts! What a wonderful thing!

Sounds like a worthy cause.

I’m pretty sure Martha Stewart had this done for herself (and her daughter) last year and showed the stationary on her show. It was really cute — and really did look like her!

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