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Thursday, March 4, 2010

YOUcapture - HOPEFUL




I am a member of a very special group of Ladies here in Kansas City called the [FLAMIN HOTTIES]. We are a group of Fire Fighter Wives that came together back in 2006 when one of our own was battling Breast Cancer. Through this unfortunate experience, we bonded amongst a common goal and vision. In honor of a lovely lady who was fighting for her life, we formed this team for the local RELAY FOR LIFE of SHAWNEE & LENEXA, and raised $8000 for the American Cancer Society, putting on our first auction just 3 weeks following the news of her diagnosis. AND NOW...we are into our 5th year, having raised over $55,000 dollars for organizations within the community...the majority going to ACS through our RELAY FOR LIFE efforts!

Last week when I saw the YOUcapture assignment I immediately thought of this group first. Because through our efforts I am HOPEFUL that we will continue to raise the awareness on a disease that takes way TOO much. In just these past 12 months I have been presented with numerous stories (and deaths) of young children and young adults battling different forms of cancer. One of which sits close to home...my Sister-In-Law's mother Traci...currently fighting Stage 2 Breast Cancer.

This group has not only grown from 12 to 24 members, but we constantly involve our spouses and children, we have been awarded within our Fire Department, and are recognized throughout our City, and local community with our ongoing efforts. I am encouraged daily by this strong group of women, that through our FIGHT we will create a world with MORE BIRTHDAYS and maybe, just maybe, our children will live in a Cancer Free World!

For more information on this group...visit one of my other BLOGS here!
AND to check out other HOPEFUL visions later today please go here!

8 comments:

FireMom said...

Now, obviously, I love this.

Can I interview for our blog? Email me at firemom@stopdropandblog.com

Audrey said...

Kansas, huh? Me too!

Jenn said...

you and your friends are doing an amazing job!! thank you! i am hopeful that one day there will be a cure..with people like the flammin hotties there will be!

alita said...

MOVING post! Love the pictures, too.

tara said...

hahaha, i just love the name you gave yourselves.

Megryansmom said...

Stopping by from You Capture to check out what everyone is hopeful for.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your pictures so much. What a great thing to be a part of! Wonderful! Those shirts are creative and fun! Thank you for making a difference in the world. I hope your group continues to grow!

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh that is so amazing!!!What a completely awesome and amazing thing for you gals to be able to do. You have accomplished a lot and I hope you continue to do so.