Friday, September 20, 2013

More Magazine 2013 Beauty Search: Prize Money Proceeds

When the fashion editor of More Magazine called to inform me that I'd won the 30's age division of the 2013 More Magazine Beauty Search, I was thrilled BECAUSE the prize money enabled me to make the donations I've described below. These three organizations provided my family and me with much needed support during the darkest days following my leukemia diagnosis. I'm so happy to be giving back to them. 

(In terms of the October edition of the magazine, featuring the winners, it hit news stands today. I'll be posting about my experience at the photo shoot, with some pics, sometime this weekend.) 

$1,000 to First Descents

A Bit About the Organization: First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors (ages 18 to 39) a free week-long outdoor adventure experience designed to enable them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same. (Learn more at First Descents)

To Make a Donation or Join our Team: Team Life's a Beach First Descents Fundraising Page

$500 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

A Bit About the Organization: The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.(Learn more at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

To Make a Donation or Join our Team: Team Life's a Beach Light the Night Fundraising Page

$500 to Stupid Cancer

A Bit About the Organization: This non-profit organization empowers young adults affected by cancer through innovative and award-winning programs and services. It is the nation's largest support community for this under-served population and serves as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement. (Learn more at Stupid Cancer)