FAB Pay It Forward Garage Sale: A Few Items of Business

A few important tidbits of information about the 2nd annual FAB Pay It Forward Community Garage Sale.

1. We will be holding a raffle again this year, and are looking for sponsors. You donate an item or service and we give you free advertising and promote you as a sponsor. If you are interested, shoot us an email!

2. We will be adding a craft table this year and are looking for handmade donated items to sell. Do you sew? Paint? Take pictures? Scrapbook? Make vinyl wall hangings? Any and all crafty items are appreciated!! Let us know if you have questions.

3. Last but CERTAINLY not least,

These 2 individuals are the reason behind this:

Joan

is a local mother and previous cancer survivor. Her breast cancer came back in July 2007 and then spread to her liver in 2008. Chemotherapy was working fairly well until February. At that time her blood platelets were too low to tolerate chemo, so her cancer has now spread to her lungs,  lymph nodes, and spine. They are trying a new chemo and radiation at the moment, but she is very very weak.

During the entire duration of her treatments, Joan has continued to work two jobs. She is a fighter and is determined to battle it with all she has!

Sean

was a fighter as well.  He was diagnosed at age 22 with stage 3 testicular cancer after going  to see the doctor for some lower back pain. He fought courageously for 2 1/2 years and was recently diagnosed with leukemia. He was given 2 months to live. Sadly he lived only 2 days, and passed away on Memorial Day.

Sean left a young wife, Karen, still carrying the twins that would have made him a first-time father in November. Although Sean is no longer with us, his legacy motivates us to do better. Be better. And it is in his memory we host this sale.

Joan and Sean are examples of immeasurable faith and strength, and are as valiant as they come in their battle with ugly, mean, rotten cancer. Please join us in supporting their families by donating your time, money or items. The financial impact we make might be small, but the effort you guys put forth on their behalf will hopefully bring them some comfort!

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