Stampin’ Up demonstrators get ready to Stamp Out Cancer
|Local Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Pam Jorgensen has secured the support of the multinational craft company, being one of only two recipients worldwide of the company’s Heart of Stampin’ Up! Awards for her dedication to fundraising for the Wimmera Cancer Centre.
Pam and her team of demonstrators are gearing up for their 4th annual ‘Stamp Out Cancer’ day, which will see people from across the region and beyond come together for a day of papercraft, socialising, and fundraising.
“Our events originally fundraised to match needed money for Rachel’s Wish and will now be used to support the Wimmera Cancer Centre,” Pam said.
2019 will see the event grow significantly from previous years, with the Alan Heard Pavilion at Longerenong being booked and special guests travelling from overseas to attend the day.
“We will be having the CEO of the company, Sara Douglas, along with other Stampin’ Up! employees coming to Horsham in support of our event. In fact, registration has recently opened and we have attendee’s coming from as far as New Zealand so it’s very exciting for our community to be sure!”
This project is one that is close to Pam’s heart, after she was diagnosed with cancer four years ago. Her personal experience highlighted to her the need for cancer treatment facilities in our region, and she decided to help through her passion for craft.
“Wimmera Region has the highest rates of cancer diagnosis in the state means often times people must travel long distances to receive treatments as it either can’t be treated locally or there is just no room,” Pam said.
“The combination of limited space for cancer treatment locally, transportation issues to reach cancer centres, with the next biggest town is two-and-a-half hours away, and the expenses associated with travelling to treatment, means that sometimes people choose not to be treated at all.”
Over the last three years Pam and her team have raised and donated over $8,000.
This project caught the eye of Stampin’ Up! management in the United States, who will be working with Pam to support the 2019 event.
Stampin’ Up! said that Pam’s project encapsulates their Mission Statement.
“[We believe] in the ability we have to make a difference in the lives of others and the communities where we live. To support this belief, Stampin’ Up! has committed to helping two of our independent distributors with service projects in their local communities.”
The 2019 Stamp Out Cancer day will be held on Saturday 6th April from 9am to 3.30pm at the Alan Heard Pavilion at the Wimmera Events Centre.
For more information, to have a registration form posted out, or to register, you can visit www.facebook.com/Stampforcancer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations close on Friday 15th February unless booked out prior.
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