Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just 'Cause Challenge

Welcome to this week's addition of the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge!

The thing I love about this week's challenge is just how many CAUSES there are. 
Joy gave us a link to a Ribbon Awareness page and it really made me think just how many things have affected my life and the lives of others.
A Cause that is near and dear to my heart at this very moment is Esophageal Cancer Awareness.  On January 21st of this year, my dad was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer.  Every day for the last 10 months my family has lived every day with next steps for treatment, chemo, radiation and worry.  It is a cancer that until my dad was diagnosed with it, I'd never heard of.  After his diagnosis, we've learned everything we could ever want to know about this disease.
Next week we have an appointment for another scope and biopsy to see if the 'area' that showed up on his most recent PET scan is cancer or radiation burn.  We pray that it is the latter and that all his cancer has been treated. 
If he wouldn't have gone to the Veteran's Hospital for a 'check-up' they would have found his cancer way too late.
So, not only is Esophageal Cancer a very important cause in our family, but also support of our veterans.

So, this week, because of all the causes that affect us all, we want you to share with us the causes that are near and dear to YOUR Heart!

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Creative Craft World
You can pop over to The Bug Blog for all the contest details and prizes.
Not only do you have the chance to win great things from our sponsor, but you also have the chance to WIN Bugaboo images of your choice.  Be sure you check out all the details on The Bug Blog for playing along.

Image - Bugaboo "Breast Cancer Bunnies & Bears" set
Paper - Recollections & Cardstock from my stash
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Circle Nesties, Dimensionals, Computer Generated Sentiment and Doodling
The causes highlighted in this card are:  Orange - Leukemia Awareness, Periwinkle - Esophageal & Stomach Cancer Awareness and Teal - Ovarian Cancer & Post Tramatic Stress Disorder Awareness
Challenges for this Cause -
Crafty Cardmakers - Use a Freebie
Thank you so much for stopping by today for this special challenge.  We can't wait to see the causes that are important to you!
Happy Hauntin' n' Craftin' Too!


  1. Wow Min, you are in my thoughts and prayers, it is so hard to watch a loved one go through this but your dad is very lucky to have you. Your card was great also!

  2. Min-Min, your Daddy has my prayers for a great news next week!!! :D MWAH!

  3. Oh Min! I am so sorry to hear about what your father and family has been going through. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Here's to hearing good news! Fingers crossed :)

  4. Min...I love how you made three small bears on this one, so cute!

  5. My thoughts are with you & your family Min as you near the next step on the awful cancer journey. I certainly hope it is radiation burn (something I never thought I would say!). A fabulous card with your trio of bears. Nicely done!

  6. I'll be saying some prayers and sending them your way this week in hopes that it is just a radiation burn. I love your card

  7. Hope things turn out well for your dad.

    Such a cute card! Love the colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  8. Love this card with those sweet bears. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Best wishes to your Dad.

    Kat x

  9. Hi Min, Sad to hear your story having lost both my dad and brother of 26 to a brain tumour I share your feelings, Fingers crossed for good news next week.
    Your card is fabulous, thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers.
    Hugs cherie


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