Friday, March 27, 2009
2009 marks the final year of Collage Mania Fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. Virginia Spiegel, Founder of Fiber Art For A Cause has raised over $165,000 thus far for this very worthy cause and has for the last three years been amongst the top 1o Nationwide Fund Raisers for ACS. This is my first year participating after only recently having learned of it. Each year, fiber artists are asked to make and donate collage style artwork which is posted for an online reverse auction where all the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The reverse online auction will take place May 5-7, 2009 and can be accessed here http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/CollageManiaArtists09.html. All pieces begin at $80 on May 5th and are marked down to $40 on the following day if they are still available. This collage is entitled Reach For The Stars With All Your Heart and is dedicated to the memory of Robert M. Forrister, my dear Father In Law who died of bone cancer in October 2008 and to my dear Great Grandmother, Epimenia B. Lucero who died after a long battle with ovarian cancer in December 1984. It is also dedicated to a very special survivor, my cousin, Robert Mc Elheney who at age 11 was diagnosed with leukemia, braved a long and arduous 10 year fight with cancer and remains in remission to this day. He is an inspiration to all that hope springs eternal and that nothing is impossible. Reach for the stars with all your heart. Help support the American Cancer Society.