Think Pink Crop for the Cure

 

Crop to save lives


Crafty Neighbor is going pink!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thanks again to everyone for your continued support of our Pams' Pals and Think Pink for the Cure events! We have been hosting Pam's Pals and Think Pink events since 2008, and we've raised thousands of dollars for the cause, but we can't let it stop there! As many of you know, in 2016, I too, was diagnosed with breast cancer. This wasn't very surprising, because 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. So you can imagine how much more important to me this cause is now.

 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Susan G. Komen 3-Day has been cancelled, and all fundraising is being diverted to the 2021 3-Day walk. The Walkers, Texas Rangers team will be walking again in 2021, and we need your help. In the current economic decline, it is becoming even harder than ever to raise the funds we need to participate, so having the extra time to fundraise means more money for our cause, and maybe even another fundraiser crop somewhere down the line.

In addition, several of us have decided to ride in the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride in Martindale, Texas in September. This ride benefits several local charities as well as the 3-Day, and offers options for all levels of ability, including 15, 25, 40, and 65 mile rides (or even no riding at all!). We are looking forward to this new chapter in our fundraising and awareness campaigns, and we hope some of you will consider joining us for either the walk or the ride (or both!).

What is Think Pink Crop for a Cure?

Think Pink Crop for a Cure is an all-day scrapbooking and crafting event supporting the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk teams and the Texas Mamma Jamma Bike Ride. *Funds raised on behalf of the Mamma Jamma Ride support local breast cancer charities as well as the Susan G. Komen foundation. Funds raised on behalf of Susan G. Komen are used to fund more research, to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services, ans well as bring awareness to the cause and to assist those currently receiving treatment for breast cancer.


How did it start? 

It all started as a group of friends getting together to help our good friend and fellow scrapbooker, Pam Wilemon.  Pam was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.  Shortly after that, a group of her friends got together in Conroe, Texas to raise money to help pay some of her medical bills.  Crafty Neighbor wanted to help, too, so we organized our first ever Pam's Pals Benefit Crop.  The event was a huge success and helped to raise several thousand dollars to help pay Pam's medical bills.  We repeated the event again in 2009. 


Pam is doing much better now, but the cause is so important to us that we dediced to keep going, donating the proceeds to a charity that is very close to our heart -- the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  In 2011 and 2012, we teamed up to walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. We walked 60 miles over the course of 3 days to help put an end to breast cancer forever. Then, starting in 2013, we renamed our annual Pam's Pals event to be called the Think Pink Crop for the Cure

What's Next?

 

Every 74 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies of breast cancer. It affects mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, fathers, brothers, sons and uncles, too. In fact, 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. But with the help of people who support events like Think Pink for the Cure and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, we may one day be able to say that NO ONE dies of breast cancer and that no one has to ever again hear those devastating 4 little words, "You have breast cancer." Please help us eradicate this deadly and debilitating disease by continuing to support Think Pink Crop for the Cure, Walkers, Texas Rangers, and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.

We are passionate about PINK! In 2016, Cindy Murray, the founder of Crafty Neighbor, was also diagnosed with breast cancer, so we will not give up until we just can't fight any more. We continue to be involved with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day every year, either as walkers, crew, volunteers, or support for other teams. We also continue to host our Think Pink for the Cure events so long as participants keep coming to them and we have enough volunteers to make it happen. As always, the proceeds from every event will help support our 3-Day walk teams and Race for the Cure participants.  If you would like more information about our walk teams or Think Pink Crop for the Cure, please send us an email at:

ThinkPink@CraftyNeighbor.com


For more information about the 3-Day or the Susan G. Komen Foundation, visit:

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

 

Because everyone deserves a life!


For more information about this year's event:

 


In the mean time, please enjoy the pictures from our previous events:

Pam's Pals 2008
Pam's Pals 2009
Pam's Pals 2011
Pam's Pals 2012
Think Pink 2014
Think Pink 2015
Think Pink 2017
Think Pink 2018
Think Pink 2019

 

 

And please join us in thanking the following donors and sponsors from previous years:


7Gypsies

Advantus Corporation
(Makers of Heidi Swapp, Cropper Hopper, and more!)

Agiant Packaging

AlphaGraphics

Antojos Cravings

Art Impressions

Benedicts Gourmet Baskets and Gifts

Big Mouth Scrappers

Covered Bridge Inn

The Crafty Scrapper

Creative Cottage

Crop, Drop, and Roll

Dallas Crafters Marathon

Dunkin' Donuts

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Googly Eyes and Craft Supplies

GZ's

Heartfelt Creations

Hilton Garden Inn - Lewisville

Hobby Lobby

Home Depot

Just Crop

Kinkos

Kristi G's Cupcakes

Lawn Fawn

Making Memories

Mardel Bookstore - Lewisville

Massage Envy

Megan's Place to Crop

Memory Bound

Memory Lane Inn

Music City Mall

Personal Scrapbook

Remember When

Rusty Pickle

Sam's Club

The Scrap Rack

The Scrapbook Barn

The Scrapbook Fairy

Scrapbook Haven Retreat

Scrapper's Boutique

Scrappin' Around the Corner

Scrappin' Bunnies, LLC

Scrappin' Goodtime

Scrapville

The Sisters Hideaway

Southern Simplicity

Stamp Asylum

Stampendous

Ulta Cosmetics

Frank Vento, Certified Copic Markers Instructor

The Village Grill

WalMart

Want to be a Donor?

We welcome donations of all kinds. If you would like to make a donation to our Think Pink event, please send us an email!