Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Team Tiara Needs Your Help!

Dear Friends,
 
This afternoon it was 103 here in Houston, and walking 60 miles in three days to help find a cure for breast cancer was the LAST thing I wanted to think about.
 
But you know what? Breast cancer doesn't care how hot it is outside, or how dry, or what the stock market is doing. Breast cancer continues to invade lives.
 
I'm writing today to ask for your help. As most of you know, this is Team Tiara's sixth year to walk in the DFW Breast Cancer 3-Day. In six years, we have raised over $490,000 total.
 
As of September 1, 2010, we had raised over $70,000 for our fifth walk. This year, we are behind that mark -- having raised just over $42,000 for the 2011 walk.
 
Yet we continue to hear about more and more women and men who need our help. We hear about 1-2 diagnoses each week. This morning I learned about a 22-year-old woman who is anxiously waiting results. This on top of reports, both good and bad, from several of the survivors we've been able to directly support this year. Please help us us fight this beast.
 
We have three primary ways you can help. Please choose which way works best for you!
 
1. Our 2nd Annual "Tee'd Off at Breast Cancer" Golf & Bunco Classic is September 12 at Hearthstone Country Club in Houston. We need Sponsors and Golfers! If you'd like a copy of our event brochure, or our sponsorship levels, please send me an email to dlyn@team tiara.net.  Or you can register online at www.teamtiara.net under the "Events" button. 
 
Please note: Our Golf & Bunco Classic is running a "Back to School" sale. If you register by September 1, you can pay for one round of golf ($175 player) and a friend can play for FREE. If you already have a foursome arranged, you can register at 50% off. So instead of paying $650 for a foursome, you can pay just $325.
 
You don't want to miss this great event! The funds we raise through our Golf & Bunco Classic will directly impact the level of support we can offer to breast cancer survivors this year.
 
2. You can make a donation directly to Team Tiara. There's a space allotted for just that on our event brochure, or you can simply mail a check to Team Tiara, P.O. Box 2433, Cypress, Texas 77410-2433. Any amount will be appreciated -- and will impact the lives of those faced with breast cancer.
 
3. You can make a donation directly to the Komen 3-Day for the Cure at www.the3day.org/goto/teamtiararocks. Please choose the name of any walker who has not reached the $2300 mark required to walk. Please do not donate in my name -- I'm already there, even though my tally does not reflect that. Your donation will be used for research into a CURE.
 
Some of you have walked with Team Tiara in the past. You are part of our legacy. We wouldn't be able to do what we do without the foundation you helped us set. We will always be grateful for that. But we haven't won the fight. Although women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are living longer, we still haven't found a CURE. We still lose mothers and sisters, grandmothers and friends.
 
Thank you so much for your support. We appreciate everything you do to help us help those who are hurting.
 
Many Blessings,
 
D'Lyn

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