Everyone has a burden to bear, whether it is divorce, weird relatives, budgets that won't balance or as in Mellie Testa's case -- the Big C!
She's such a giver and such a gifted artist that I just must point you to her blog. Her dear friend is speaking for her as she tries to wrap her head around the latest chapter in her life.
If you feel moved to help Mellie through this minefield she faces, there are a few suggestions of things we can do to help. And of course, hold her in your thoughts and lift her up in prayers.
And contribute, please contribute to finding a cure. Virginia Spiegel seems to always have a fundraiser in the works or give directly to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
Damn! We've got your back Mel!
Here's some information about Virginia Spiegel's upcoming fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
One Cause – The Fight Against Cancer.
One Wednesday – February 16, 2011.
One Hundred Collages – Created for this event by an all-star team of artists: Natalya Aikens, Pamela Allen, Laura Ann Beehler, Liz Berg, Pokey Bolton, Laura Cater-Woods, Jette Clover, Jane Davila, Jane Dunnewold, Jamie Fingal, Gloria Hansen, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Lyric Kinard, Jeanelle McCall, Linda Teddlie Minton, Karen Stiehl Osborn, BJ Parady, Judy Perez, Wen Redmond, Cynthia St. Charles, Virginia A. Spiegel
The goal – Raise $8,000 for the American Cancer Society in just one day. More details and a preview of artwork: http://www.virginiaspiegel.com/ONEFundraiserPreview.html
Fiberart For A Cause has already donated over $205,000 to the American Cancer Society through the generosity of fiber artists and their patrons.