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October 2008 Charity of the Month

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Stand Up 2 Cancer

http://www.standup2cancer.org

Stand Up To Cancer is a new initiative to raise philanthropic dollars for accelerating ground-breaking cancer research through an unprecedented collaboration uniting the major television networks, entertainment industry executives, celebrities and prominent leaders in cancer research and patient advocacy.

Stand Up To Cancer includes:

  • A nationally televised fundraising event to air simultaneously on ABC, CBS and NBC at 8 p.m. EST and PST, and 7 p.m CST on September 5, 2008;
  • Standup2cancer.org – an online community for everyone affected by cancer;
  • A public service announcement (PSA) campaign featuring celebrities and members of the public to mobilize support for the campaign.

What is the goal of Stand Up To Cancer?
Simply put, Stand Up To Cancer’s goal is to end cancer’s reign as a leading cause of death by raising funds to accelerate research that will help transform cancer from a disease that takes lives to one people can manage and live with.

Stand Up To Cancer will fund the most promising cancer research projects and unite the best scientists who are on the verge of critical discoveries that can quickly provide direct patient benefit.

SU2C is founded on the belief that in the field of cancer research there is a solid foundation and sufficient understanding of the basic science of cancer, and with the technologies available, now is the time to take that understanding to the next level by translating this knowledge to the clinic, to real advances in patient care and cancer prevention.

Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative approach to research is designed to eliminate barriers that have traditionally inhibited creativity and collaboration by enabling the best and brightest investigators from leading institutions across the country and internationally to work together. These collaborative Dream Teams will pursue the most promising research, accelerating the discovery of new therapies for cancer patients and advancing efforts in cancer prevention research. Stand Up To Cancer monies will also be used for some high-risk, high-impact cancer research proposals, which are often not supported by conventional funding sources.

What is a “Dream Team”?
“Dream Teams” are multi-disciplinary and collaborative groups of scientists that will be responsible for conducting novel, groundbreaking cancer research projects that address critical problems in patient care and are designed to deliver near-term patient benefit.

EFC Team donated $130.00 to this charity in October.

In October, EFC individual members donated
$10 to Cancer Research UK

Written by Richard Chan

September 30, 2008 at 4:09 pm

October 2008 Challenge – Pumpkin Spice!

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The EFC October Challenge theme is Pumpkin Spice!

Please submit your entries to EFC Store (via EtsyForCharity) now!

Please take note that all submitted entries need to be donated to EFC Store where the sale proceeds will be donated to EFC Charity of the Month.

Submission deadline : 15 October 2008

The poll for voting the winning entry will be from 16 Oct – 28 Oct 2008.

The winner of the EFC October Challenge will win the following prizes kindly sponsored by the EFC members :

1) $10 Gift Certificate by UniqueGrabs 

2) $10 Gift Certificate by SherryRenee  / SherryReneeW 
 3) $10 Gift Certificate by JoniKay52 

4) $10 Gift Certificate by ValeriesGallery 

5) 5×7 Print of Your Choice by AllieArt4Children

If you would like to sponsor a prize to this challenge, please convo UniqueGrabs with your prize details.

Written by Richard Chan

September 28, 2008 at 2:45 am

Winner of September 2008 Challenge – Autumn Breeze!

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Knit Scarf - Here Comes September

Knit Scarf - Here Comes September

Wow! We have received a total of 90 responses to our September Challenge poll and ValeriesGallery has emerged to be the winner of EFC September Challenge with her lovely and colourful entry, Knit Scarf – Here Comes September!

She has won the following prizes kindly sponsored by the EFC members :
1) $10 Gift Certificate by UniqueGrabs

2) $15 Gift Certificate by ClaireAndJanae

3) $10 Gift Certificate by SherryRenee / SherryReneeW

4) $15 Gift Certificate by JoniKay52

5) $10 Gift Certificate by KelseysKorner

6) A “In the Garden” Notecard by PhoenixJemsGallery

If you are interested in contributing a prize for EFC October Challenge, please convo UniqueGrabs and provide him your prize details.

Come on and have some fun! Take part in EFC October Challenge – Pumpkin Spice!

Written by Richard Chan

September 28, 2008 at 2:06 am

CiaoHound

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Notes from the artist :

These scrumptious cookies are not only delicious and cute, but practical, too! They’re made with spearmint and parsley to help improve puppy’s breath.

Written by Richard Chan

September 21, 2008 at 8:00 am

Poll: Vote for EFC October Charity of the Month

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Written by Richard Chan

September 21, 2008 at 4:03 am

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Poll: Vote for the EFC October Challenge Theme

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Written by Richard Chan

September 21, 2008 at 3:57 am

KelseysKorner

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Candy Corn Quilted Autumn Holiday Keepsake Ornament

Candy Corn Quilted Autumn Holiday Keepsake Ornament

Notes from the artist :

This delicious little ornament features none other than the unofficial treat of fall. “Candy Corn” Just the thought conjures up warm memories of crisp Autumn days spent with family and friends. The ornament is created using a fall geometric fabric complimented by a solid orange and candy corn print. It is topped with fall plaid and candy corn novelty ribbon.Yum!

Written by Richard Chan

September 20, 2008 at 8:00 am