People are always surprising…..I received a call from Mac’s Convenience store owner who had seen my Garage Sale poster. He wanted me to call his brother because he wanted to do a fundraiser with me. I was completely stunned by the open generosity of this offer. Later that week, I visited Arshad at his Mac’s Convenience store. We talked and decided on a date for a BBQ.
Arshad began collecting donations during the week leading up to the BBQ and again, I simply created a poster for the store, made a few of my special pink ribbon cookies. Arshad, his suppliers and one of his regular customers donated prizes and all of the food items.
On the day of the BBQ, the sun was shining, a good sign that it was going to be a great day! My friend Kathy and I, did a little decorating, put up our pink poster on the road, and promptly at 11:00 a local resident, Carla who had seen the poster showed up to get the first hamburger. The day was filled with many of Arshad’s regular customers stopping by and enjoying a burger, cookie and a drink and of course getting their ticket for one of the prizes that Arshad had wrapped in pink paper! One of the visitors that stands out in my mind was a 11 year old boy and his friend. He had a special haircut, a ribbon. I asked him about it and of course took his photo!
He told me that his hair stylist told him it was breast cancer month and he thought it was a good idea to get this ribbon design. We need more young people like him. The great part was that he was one of the lucky winners of the silent auction prizes!
It was another one of those amazing days when so many people shared their connections to breast cancer, thanked me for doing this fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and continued to be very generous. Thank you to the generosity of Arshad from the Mac’s Convenience Store and his customers, I had a $544.10 to deposit to my fundraising.
If you would like to donate to my cause, then you can visit my fundraising page here. To find out more about the amazing charity I’m fundraising for, you can visit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation here.
If you’ve been inspired by to take on your own challenge of a lifetime whilst raising money for the charity of your choice, you can visit the charity challenge website at www.charitychallenge.ca where you can find lots of amazing challenges, including the Mt Kilimanjaro summit climb challenge, the Great Wall Discovery challenge – which takes place on China’s Great Wall! and of course the Trek to Machu Picchu Charity Challenge based in Peru!