Topic: Jacques Dupont 5 year Memorial Silent Auction to Benefit The CCF
I lost the love of my life 5 years ago, and as a tribute to him I wanted to do something for the 5 year mark. My Jacques lost his courageous battle with cholangiocarcinoma on November 10, 2007 at the young age of 56. To honor him and to raise awareness of this horrific, rare cancer, I organized the Jacques Dupont 5 year Memorial Silent Auction to Benefit The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation which was held on November 3rd, 2012. I made a decision shortly after my Jacques was taken by this cancer, that I would never stop using my voice and/or energy to raise awareness for this rare cancer, all in loving memory of him.
The Benefit consisted of a Silent Auction, appetizers, a cash bar, and dancing. People came and bid, danced, and reminisced as we honored and remembered my Jacques. We had over 60 items for attendees to bid on, which consisted on Gift Certificates to restaurants, salons, spas, golf, lumber yard etc. Other items were a Kindle Fire, live piano music, theme baskets, paper shredder, quartz heater, tools, beauty products, and much, much more.
My goal for this First Annual Silent Auction Benefit was $3,000. I am so proud to say that as of today, I raised $4,868.
Saturday night was an emotional evening for sure - all to honor the love of my life. I know that my Jacques was looking down with an enormous amount of love and pride for me and everyone who attended or contributed. I am already making notes and planning for next year, It will be bigger and better. Words cannot express the appreciation I have for all of the support I have been given - as I said at the benefit – Cholangiocarcinoma may be a word that you have never heard – but tonight I have raised awareness and I will continue to do so. This was an amazing night, but I've only just begun. CANCER - look out - we're working together to "Kick Your A.. !!!!