Thursday, September 15, 2011

Send a Treaty to your Sweetie!

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

Send a "Sweet Dreams" Treat

Want to show a little extra support to your teammates or another Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® participant in your life? Now you can send her or him sweet dreams with a personal note and a custom 3-Day chocolate medallion from Edward Marc, Chocolatier.

Edward Marc Chocolatier

For a $10 donation*, the staff of the Philadelphia 3-Day will put together a notecard with your personal message, along with a custom 3-Day chocolate medallion, for the participant to pick up at the 3-Day Lounge in camp.

Follow this link for more information and to send a “Sweet Dreams” treat to a Philadelphia 3-Day participant.

This is only available for a limited time, so please make your “Sweet Dreams” treat donation* by September 30th.

Thank you for your commitment to the fight to end breast cancer. Every dollar makes a difference.

* The fair market value of the “Sweet Dreams” treat provided by the 3-Day in connection with your $10.00 contribution is $3.00. Therefore, the amount of your donation to the 3-Day that may be tax deductible is $7.00. Please check with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift. Donations made for a “Sweet Dreams” treat are not credited to a participant’s fundraising account.

pink ribbonBreast Health Fact: Early detection and effective treatment for breast cancer have been shown to improve survival.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How To Pack for the 3 Day

It is our hope that this post will answer some of your questions and serve as I guide for those of us who are making rounds on the 3 Day circuit this season. This post is written and targeted to those who are "camping" indoors. The Phila. 3 Day takes place in October (normal high temps. in the low to mid 60's , lows in the 40's.) REMEMBER YOUR BAG MUST NOT BE HEAVIER THAN 35 lbs. Multiple bags are not permitted.

THE BAG: You will first and foremost need a ROLLING duffel. Not TOO big and not too small. Ideal bags can be found at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond. Be sure to get the one with several compartments (sides and a separate bottom portion.)

THE BAGGIES: Get yourself a box of 2.5 quart Ziplock baggies to PACK your clothes in. Believe it or not ONE day of clothes including a pair sneakers fits like a glove in these bags. Besides, that this method saves space and lot's of headache trying to find your belongings.

BAG IDENTIFICATION: That is easy you to identify in a sea of other bags. Word to the wise. DON'T USE PINK! Be sure to have you name, participant #, tent assignment and team name visible. Brightly colored Duck Tape in a fabulous way to ID your belongings.

A SLEEPING BAG: Piggy back on top of your duffel. NO BUNGIE CORDES ARE PERMITTED. BE SURE to have it in some sort of a covering either a garbage bag, nylon bag or even a jumbo baggie. If your talented enough fit it inside your bag.

MAT: Some use inflatable mattresses others use your basic blow up mat (that resembles one your would float on in a pool), or even a yoga mat. Pros: to inflatable mattresses they are more comfy cons: they take up WAY TOO MUCH ROOM in your tent and in your bag (don't forget you need a pump if you are going this route.)

PILLOW: I don't know how on earth folks manage to fit a full pillow in your duffel. I however got a cheap camping pillow from Dicks Sporting Goods that was very compact. I used my baggies of clothes to give me some extra fluff.

*Your mat and pillow should fit in the larger compartment of your duffle.*

TOLIETREE BAGGIE: Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, deodorant, brush/comb, toothbrush, facial cleanser/moisturizer. *Put this bag in the side compartment of your duffle*

2 PAIRS OF SNEAKERS: Rotate every other day between sneakers.

10 PAIRS OF SOCKS: 2 per day.



NIGHT 1- Camp shoes, undergarments, PJ's (lightweight), it got a little stuffy in the Convention Center.

TIP: When you get dressed in your tent sitting down (this 3 Day thing is NOT glamorous) put your dirties in this bag and shove it under your pillow for cushioning!

DAY 2- A layering long slave shirt, t-shirt, undergarments, pants or capri's, a heaver layer (vest),light jacket, sneakers/socks x's 2.

NIGHT 2- Repeat NiGHT 1 minus the camp shoes AND if you prefer a fresh pair of PJ's pack them!

DAY 3- Same as above.

ALL BAGGIED CLOTHES could be packed in the seperate compartment under your duffle.

Don't forget: Battery operated light for the inside of your tent, tent decorations, camp shoes (AKA- flip flops/slippers) & shower shoes, ear plugs, eye mask, sleeping aid (s), extra water bottle, hat (s)/bandanna, a bathroom face towel, pain melds and last but not least a positive spirit!

What NOT TO PACK: Towels to dry off with after you shower. Pay the $12 when you check in for the fresh towel service that is offered. Blow dryers, makeup etc. Your not going to a beauty show, no one cares what you look like.

Take exibit A for instance:

That should do it. If I did leave anything out be sure to comment and add to the list.

Next time: What to pack in your Camelback/Fanny Pack.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Philly's Top 10

♥ The power to make a difference lies within us. ♥

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We Need YOU To Show Your Support!

The Ta-Ta Sisterhood has committed to walk and have agreed to raise a minimum of $2,300 each to help fight breast cancer. Net proceeds from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ are invested in community-based breast health programs and breast cancer research. The research funded focuses on decreasing breast cancer incidence and mortality in the next decade.

In order to reach this goal, we are asking for your support in the form of a sponsorship. We are asking local business’ to sponsor us with a $100 donation. In exchange for your generous gift, we are offering to wear your company logo on our shirt during the event. The amount of exposure, potential press coverage and advertising value you would receive will not go unnoticed. The event not only attracts thousands of walkers, crew members and volunteers, but thousands of spectators as well. If you are unable to donate the sponsorship amount, any value of donation is excepted as well, as every penny makes a difference.

Unfortunately, breast cancer has become an all too common occurrence among women and men throughout the world. Now is the time to take action to help end this disease. The more funds that we raise, the sooner we can end this fight. By supporting us in the Komen 3-Day for the Cure, your company will ultimately help put an end to breast cancer.

We are currently combined over $20,507.54 RAISED, we still need $11,492.46 to reach our goal of $32,000. If you are interested in helping us join the ranks of Philadelphia's TOP 10 TEAMS contact us or email Abby:, Christine: or Heather: You will need you to provide us your business logo in PDF file. Checks can be made directly to Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure to ensure that your donation is tax deductible.

Thank you for your support and consideration!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


The busy Boo-Bees are back with the buzz. I bet your wondering why we have been missing in action, right!? Well, it's only because our TOTALLY AWESOME team of 14 MAGNIFICENT woman have been pounding the pavement training and raising some SERIOUS money to end breast cancer.

Take a look......

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Heather, Nichole, Marissa & Meagan organized a "Breast & Beer" that was held at the Center Square Fire House back in May. A different twist on your traditional beef & beer. Chicken breasts & homemade sides were served along with the obvious (all you can drink beer!) A DJ played tunes for those who cared to dance the night away. AMAZING raffles were displayed which helped us pull in a a whopping $3,000!

Go BIG or go home, right!?

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In June Brenda hosted Painting for a Cure at the Mud Shack in North Wales, PA. The studio was open and supporters were invited to paint breast cancer ribbons.

Call Me Cupcake made a special appearance....


Taste testers were on hand....


Refreshments were served (for a donation of course) and raffles that were donated from local businesses were available to purchase.

A few weeks ago Camille, Chantal. Lindsay & Abby were the hostess with the mostess. These lovely ladies served up a fantastic flapjack breakfast at Applebees in Havertown, PA.

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Besides plugging away at our individual donations these are just a few of the ways we as a team are ONLY$150 away from earning 10th place in the Philadelphia TOP 10 TEAMS! If nothing else, we need to earn our bragging rights. So if you have been hesitating in donation to our team now is the time. Nothing better than some healthy competition for a good cause. The trick will be earning our way up to #1 and staying there. IT'S ON PEOPLE!

*For more photos please visit our Flickr Photostream*

Friday, July 1, 2011

You've Got Mail

Hard to believe that the Philadelphia Susan G. Komen for the Cure is just 15 weeks away! The Ta-Ta Sisterhood has been busy fundraising and most importantly training. As we round out another week of training many of us walked a total of 22 miles. As a team we have raised $14,0186.05. We are 47% of the way to meeting our goal. HIGH FIVES all around.

With that being said we want to let you know that we receive mail during the 3 Day at the camp post office, ONLY IF YOU SEND IT! Let me tell you that there's nothing like getting a letter from a friend or loved one to inspire you to keep going. If you are interested in doing so we welcome you to send letters to:

3-Day for the Cure PO
P.O Box 609
Montgomeryville, PA 18963

*Envelopes only please*
Mail must be postmarked no later than October 4th
in order to ensure delivery to the 3 Day Camp Post office.

Detailed fundraising totals/photos, wait for it!

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Public Service Announcement: iHope for a Cure

iHope, Handcrafted Wine Glass Charms and more! i Hope wine glass charms were originally designed to promote breast cancer awareness while helping identify which glass is yours at your next soiree.

All of the charms are made to order and are available in various combinations,
collections and styles.

Everyday Collection Sample

{Everyday Collection}

These jewels are not only for wine glasses
but also look great dangling from a longer stem coffee cup,

or even off of a beer or water bottle.

They make a perfect hostess gift,

party favor or look adorable attached to a birthday card for that special someone.

Everyday Collection

Fundraising programs are available.

iHope Collection Fundraising example

{ Normally $15 per set.)

It will cost you $10 per set for a set of 6 STANDARD iHope wine charms. You sell them for $15 and keep the $5 for your fundraising efforts.

Bottle Cap magnets & pushpins are now available.

iHope Collection Bottle Cap Magnets


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More items will be added as time permits!

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Have something particular in mind?
Contact Christine

*10% of ALL the sales from the iHope Collection ONLY