Well, here in New Hampshire I have been very busy preparing for the 2nd Annual Memorial Silent Auction Benefit - and it will be even busier for the next two and a half weeks working up to the Benefit, which is October 26th. This year the Benefit will again be in loving memory of my Jacques, who lost his battle with cholangiocarcinoma on November 10, 2007 and I am honored to also honor Becki Mignogna, from Manchester, NH, who lost her battle on January 17, 2013. Becki's son Rob is co-chairing this event with me - and let me tell you - I truly know that my path in life was meant to meet up with Rob - he is amazing. This years Benefit is going to be bigger and better than last year.
I will admit, it is a lot of work and entails organization and dedication - but knowing that we are raising money for such an amazing foundation - makes it all worth while. If anyone ever wants to talk to me to help them with a fundraiser - please feel free to email me. I will post an update after the event - although it may be 2 weeks after the event - as the week after the event, I will be traveling to Washington, DC to represent all of you and CCF at the AASLD - The Liver Meeting, November 1 - 4.
Although cholangiocarcinoma took the love of my life, my best friend, my Jacques - it has made me one very determined woman - who will never stop fighting the fight to find a C.U.R.E for cholangiocarcinoma. The one way I know I can help is by hosting this fundraiser to raise money to help with the much needed research. I am truly blessed to have such a supportive family and a huge support system of friends - who are always there for me and always willing to help - and also for bringing Becki Mignogna's son, Rob into my life and getting him involved - which he is so willing and ready to do. Here is what we have so far that will be on the Silent Auction tables for all of our guests to bid on (and bid high, is my wish).
$100. Gift certificate to Super Wok Restaurant, Londonderry
Two $50. Gift certificates to Super Wok Restaurant, Londonderry
Night on the town in a 14 person stretch limo
Wine tasting Party $250 value – Zorvino Vineyards
Life of your car Alignment – Firestone, Manchester
Coach Weekender Bag
NE Patriot's Alex & Ani Bracelet
20 Theme Baskets (there actually will be many more of these) – Various value
Bruins tickets donated - January 14th vs Toronto - Loge 11 - Row 6 - Seats 15 & 16 . Face Value is $105/each. Donated by Bernard Thompson of Thompson Motor Group
71 Piece Make up Collection in a Pink quilted travel case.
Teeth Whitening ($500 Value)
Trader Joes gift "sack" full of various goodies from their store
"Picnic Pack" Backpack with items for a picnic (i.e.: silverware, cloth napkins, a wine holder, etc)
Philips "Sonicare" toothbrush pack $70 Value
Philips "Airfloss" high powered flosser $100.
Gift Card for a Massage valued at $100
Gift Certificate (worth $150) for a woman's cut/color from Ame' Salon in Nashua, NH
Autographed/Framed Terry O'Reilly (Bruins) photograph
Gift Card “tree”. Gift cards for various denominations and locations.
Visa gift card with a "mystery value of at least $100)
Stihl leaf blower $200 dollars value
My thoughts and prayers are always with all of you, my cholangiocarcinoma family.
Hugs from Beautiful New Hampshire - it is absolutely beautiful right now with our foliage,