Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Giveaway at Cottage & Creek

Lynn at Cottage and Creek has a wonderful giveaway for February 14th.

I'm very grateful for everyone who has become a part of the Cottage and Creek family. I've enjoyed meeting so many of you and I love sharing our adventures as we travel through the ups and downs of life.

As my way of expressing my heartfelt thanks, I've put together a little gift for one lovely follower. This is my first giveaway but surely won't be my last because it's just plain fun to share the love!
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I'm purposing to choose joy in 2012. This doesn't always come easy for me so I've created a little reminder. You can read about how I made the sign below here. So, it's my pleasure to give this cottage-cute CHOOSE JOY fabric art project to one lucky follower, along with a sweet new-with-tags vintage apron, and two vintage hand-crocheted potholders. Just a little "cottage cuteness" to brighten a winter's day and to say "thanks" for the lovely comments, new friendships, and welcoming support from the blogging community.

I've also choosen "Choose Joy" as my motto for the year 2012.  I love Lynn's blog and I'm sure you will also.  Please check it out and enter her giveaway

Have a God Filled Day

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Super Cure project makes huge push this weekend during Super Bowl XLVI

View link for two great videoshttp://www.wthr.com/story/16622217/super-cure-project-collecting-hundreds-of-samples-this-weekend

Indianapolis' Super Bowl city status extends further than just the big game. Organizers hope a Super Bowl-related event being held Saturday will lead to a cure for breast cancer.
This weekend, 700 women are donating breast tissue samples at the IU Simon Cancer Center. The goal is to save the lives of thousands of women affected by breast cancer.
"This is an incredible day for us," said donor Lisa Miller. "It's incredible to watch so many people give such a personal part of themselves for research and that is what we need."
"The slots for donating tissue were filled in 90 minutes," said Allison Melangton, Indianapolis Host Committee.
Nearly half the appointments were filled by minorities, a key goal of the campaign. The Super Bowl Host Committee has been actively recruiting minority women to join the legacy Super Cure project, which collects breast tissue from healthy women.
"All disease, it seems like so many of them have different patterns in minority communities. The disease progresses differently, so we need studies that include us, so that the cures and the things they find will be beneficial to us," said donor Deborah Hearn Smith.
London researchers came to learn from the Super Cure.
"I think what is happening here is completely unique. There is nowhere where it is possible to get a hold of normal breast tissue to compare to breast cancer and that is absolutely essential if we are going to find a cure for this disease," said Dr. Louise Jones. "So I think it is unique and hugely important."
The organizers show them that it works, because here, women are willing and volunteers are committed. More than 600 volunteers in total this weekend were busy taking and processing blood samples. It's volunteers who prepare the precious samples for storage in the Komen Tissue Bank.
"It's very impressive. It is running like clockwork and we are hugely impressed," Jones said.
The goal now is for those who have donated to share their experience.
"I'm a little scaredy cat. I didn't want a needle, but it was perfect, didn't hurt at all. A little pinch, a little pressure, but it didn't hurt," said Charlitta Winston of Indianapolis.
The Super Bowl spotlight helped fuel Saturday's surge, the next task is how to keep the momentum going.
"We know through this effort, the cure for breast cancer is coming out of Indiana," said Dr. Monet Bowling.
The Komen Tissue Bank holds several tissue collection events each year. The next two in Indianapolis will be held on March 10th and November 3rd. Appointments for those dates will open a couple of weeks before the event.
Learn more about tissue donation


Our grandson, Joshua, is pictured in the lower right with a scout shirt on.  He is the one with a black shirt underneath.  Mom and Dad enjoyed the NFL Experience and Zipline along with Joshua.  They all had a GREAT afternoon and evening.

Indianapolis — The air was brisk, but the sun was shining aJoshua at Super Bowl Celebration for opening.s about two dozen Boy Scouts from two Lebanon troops took in their surroundings at the corner of Georgia Street and Capitol Avenue in Indianapolis Friday afternoon.
They, along with scores of other Hoosiers and visitors, had poured into the heart of the city and stood on the edge of the Super Bowl Village for the opening ceremonies for Super Bowl XLVI. The young men from Lebanon weren’t just there to observe the festivities — they stood by to assist with the ribbon-cutting officially kicking off the 10-day event.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard elicited a roar from the crowd when he greeted everyone with the words, “Welcome to the epicenter of awesome!” A rhythmic cadence from the Arsenal Tech Drum Line added to the festive feel of the afternoon, before host committee representatives joined the mayor and other dignitaries in cutting a long yellow ribbon supported on one end by the Scouts, as the church bells downtown tolled 3 p.m.
At that moment, the first four zipliners zoomed out of the tower a block away and glided overhead to cheers from onlookers below.
“I thought it was very funny and cool how they came down on the zipline,” said Garrett Rowe, a sixth-grader at Lebanon Middle School and a member of Boy Scout Troop No.. 359.  “It’s cool how we got to be down here.”
Tommy Wagner, a fifth-grader from Harney, from Boy Scout Troop No. 370, was excited to be amid all the activity leading up to a Super Bowl that will feature his dad’s favorite team – the Giants.
The Lebanon group didn’t rush back to their vans right after the ceremony  they took in the sites of the village, and many stood in line for a chance to ride the zipline.
Troop No. 359 Leader John Hawkins was happy to spend the afternoon at the event with his troop.
“They’re enjoying it,” he said, “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime (opportunity) for them”.