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Tag: charity

Me being silly at the Pocahontas Run Like a Girl 4-mile run today.

The event was an awareness and fundraiser for the HERA Foundation, an organization working to fight the devastating effects of ovarian cancer. Follow the links, educate yourself, and make a difference. I’ll be passed out over here on the couch. #tired

It’s in the Bag 2009 Charity Handbag Auction

For the past several years, LINC (Legal Information Network for Cancer) has hosted a handbag auction here in Richmond to raise money for their organization. This year's event is this Thursday November 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the new Westin Richmond Hotel. General admission tickets are only $25 and gets you plenty of tasty treats, cash bar, and an official auction number so you can bid on one of around 100 stylish, creative handbags.

LINC is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families deal with the financial and legal side effects that arise from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Through its network of volunteer attorneys and other professionals, LINC helps cancer patients understand the intricacies of health insurance, protect their jobs, secure disability benefits, arrange for care and custody of children, forestall debt collection efforts, and plan for the future by drafting wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives. Even if cancer hasn't directly affected you, I'm sure we all know someone who has been hit with this terrible disease. The work that LINC does is so essential to those who are navigating our current health care and legal systems while trying to focus on beating the disease. So please, grab your best girlfriends and make an evening of it by supporting the auction! Even if you don't bid, the event is very exciting and lots of fun.

And if that wasn't enough to get you to come out – Lark Studio has donated a bag to the event! 157.jpg Our Urban Tote Bag is made from a recycled vinyl banner from The Science Museum of Virginia. The bag is fully lined in durable black denim and bidding starts at only $45. I will have some additional goodies for whomever wins the bid on the bag!

You can purchase General Admission or Premium Party Passes online at http://www.cancerlinc.org.  See you there!