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Title: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Kaz on September 30, 2010, 01:43:37 AM
Hi all
You can hardly miss it, can you?
We've decided to go pink for a while in support of breast cancer awareness.
We've set up a donation page and hope that people will not only donate directly but also perhaps run auctions or competitions during october in support of the fund.
We have set a target of 300 and the forum will return to its usual more "conservative" colours when the target is reached. Like holding you to ransom, really!
The donations page will stay open until the end of November!
Come on FH! Let's see what we can do!
Kazx


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Jolene on September 30, 2010, 02:42:10 AM
Thank you for starting off the fund raising Kaz, I am really excited about this project and hope that everyone embraces the temporary pinkness with a light heart and sense of fun.

I am sure it won't take this wonderful forum long to get back to normality - whatever that is anyway ;D

Jo x


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: rocky on September 30, 2010, 02:54:45 AM
Wow! That woke me up! Very striking :)
What a great idea - here's to Pink October (isn't that a film??)
Dx


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Trudi on September 30, 2010, 03:04:35 AM
brilliant idea!


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: jammie on September 30, 2010, 03:34:40 AM
Logged on....said EEK its PINK!
Great idea. Will someone maybe start an auction or competition type thing or something so we can donate that way? Not sure about starting any myself but very happy to take part.  :)


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: sparrow on September 30, 2010, 03:38:01 AM
Funds raised are at 80 already - whoooooop!!!!!


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Annelyse on September 30, 2010, 03:41:00 AM
Hi Kaz,

Do you have a link to the donation page?


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Jolene on September 30, 2010, 03:41:48 AM
The pink flame logo will take you there Annelyse ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Annelyse on September 30, 2010, 03:42:10 AM
Doh found it! Right there in my face! Sorry! :-[


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Lush! on September 30, 2010, 04:09:09 AM
Love it!

What a great idea, I'll have to think about how to do an auction or something!

here's to Pink October (isn't that a film??)
Dx

Is that the one where all the nice boys get together on a sub?  ;D ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Cecilia on September 30, 2010, 04:11:33 AM
I think it looks brilliant, lovely and bright.
As a survivor of eight years October is always a good month. Great idea.
Pink beads for me today.  ;D
X


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Diane on September 30, 2010, 04:13:59 AM
Quote
here's to Pink October (isn't that a film??)
It's red - but I think we can be excused in the circumstances.   ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Kaz on September 30, 2010, 04:26:13 AM
Love it!

What a great idea, I'll have to think about how to do an auction or something!

here's to Pink October (isn't that a film??)
Dx

Is that the one where all the nice boys get together on a sub?  ;D ;D
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Veebee on September 30, 2010, 04:31:39 AM
**Snigger**

Could we do a Forum Giveaway on the blog to raise awareness?


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Jolene on September 30, 2010, 04:46:13 AM
As it is a fund raising project it would be best to keep the auctions/for sale information on forum. There is a Frit Happens Fund for Breast Cancer widget on the blog.

If anyone wants to put the widget on their own blog too you can find the code to add the gadget here http://www.donatetobreastcancer.org/rss/GetFundraisingBadge.asp?eventgivinggroupid=2795618

Jo x


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Zeldazog on September 30, 2010, 04:55:41 AM

here's to Pink October (isn't that a film??)
Dx

Is that the one where all the nice boys get together on a sub?  ;D ;D

It's the one where Sean Connery plays a Russian captain, with a scottish accent (does Sean Connery play it any other way??)


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: noora on September 30, 2010, 06:23:49 AM
Oh my, that's definitely pink  :o

I'm involved in a fundraiser that started out at a beading forum. We're making charms (originally we were going to do it for the "international charm day" earlier this year, but the project kind of grew...) and will sell lottery tickets at a large beading event next week. First prize is a charm bracelet made with some of the charms, and we'll have a bunch of smaller prizes comprised of the rest of the charms :) The money from the lottery will go to the Swedish cancer fund. My charms will of course feature my own lampwork beads :)


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: DragonflyLynne on September 30, 2010, 06:27:52 AM
Excellent idea!  ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Kaz on September 30, 2010, 06:56:43 AM
Just in case anyone was not clear about how you get to the link to donate - all you have to do is click on the FH logo or the banner that is appearing in every page!
Looking for lots of ideas now for fundraising - I have a couple cooking up.......
Kazx


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: ♥♥Tan♥♥ on September 30, 2010, 06:59:25 AM
Yup, I was the tuppence who couldn't see where to donate despite all the big DONATE HERE things :-[


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Dragonfire Glass on September 30, 2010, 07:07:20 AM
Thought I had a problem with my monitor!

Great idea  ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Kaz on September 30, 2010, 08:53:23 AM
I have upped the target to 500 given how much progress we have made so far - so the pink is not going just yet ;D ;D ;D
Kazx


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Dickie on September 30, 2010, 09:16:03 AM
500 will be easy !!! ;)

Come on Guys we can do it


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Steampunkglass on September 30, 2010, 09:43:56 AM
Great idea, and great cause!!! I'm going to have to wear my boro shades to view the site until enough money is raised, it's very bright!   ;D :D ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: mizgeorge on September 30, 2010, 01:15:53 PM
YAY!
Got to the original target in less than a day :)

This place rocks!!!

(and I'm dead proud to be part of it)


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Les on September 30, 2010, 01:19:14 PM
That's FAB news !!!


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Chameleon on October 01, 2010, 01:45:45 AM
Would it be possible to have a little area somewhere for funraising things ??  :)


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: sparrow on October 01, 2010, 01:49:02 AM
Geat idea - there you go!

http://www.frit-happens.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=23941.0


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Chameleon on October 01, 2010, 01:54:04 AM
you superstar, thank you will go stick my idea on it  ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Pat from Canvey on October 02, 2010, 01:17:25 AM
I'll probably be shouted down but can I just say the pink forum colour makes me cringe every time I open it. As autism runs in my family and not breast cancer, I support the National Autistic Society and some other charities such as the Lifeboats. Pink is not a favourite colour of mine, although  I have been known to make an occasional pink based bead with lots of other colours on top.


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Kaz on October 02, 2010, 01:38:44 AM
Better help us get to the target quickly then Pat so we can go back to blue which was the general idea - we're not far off now!
Perhaps you have something you can auction? ;D
Kazx


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: princess pink on October 02, 2010, 02:30:50 AM
I think we need to up the target again kaz! I've got a fundraising idea up my sleeve that I will either get up today or tomorrow or early next week after my dad's funeral which is Monday. Xxx


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: sparrow on October 02, 2010, 02:32:33 AM
Turning the forum back to blue doesn't mean the fundraising has to stop  ;D ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Sarah on October 02, 2010, 02:35:25 AM
.... can I just say the pink forum colour makes me cringe every time I open it......

LOL Pat - I think you may have uncovered our cunning plan for raising more money  ;)

Sarah
xxx






Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: mizgeorge on October 02, 2010, 03:40:29 AM
I'll probably be shouted down but can I just say the pink forum colour makes me cringe every time I open it. As autism runs in my family and not breast cancer, I support the National Autistic Society and some other charities such as the Lifeboats. Pink is not a favourite colour of mine, although  I have been known to make an occasional pink based bead with lots of other colours on top.

Sadly Pat, breast cancer is not something that just runs in families. It's the most common cancer in the UK now, with over 125 women a day diagnosed. I don't know anyone who hasn't had a friend, colleague or family member affected by it, and whilst my own family has also been lucky enough not to have been affected for over 3- years, I have a couple of very close friends going through treatment right now.

As the mother of a young daughter, there's already way too much pink in my life, and it's a colour I really don't like, but I'm delighted to see it every time I come onto the board as a reminder of how hugely proud I am to be part of such a fantastic fundraising effort by this amazing community.


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Jolene on October 02, 2010, 04:21:24 AM
For those of you desperate to get back to being blue it is worth noting that we only have 27.00 left to raise before we go back to normality - colourwise - around here.....  :-*

Our FH Fund for Beast Cancer logo will stay up during the whole of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there will be various fund raising events and projects from our wonderful forum members during the month of Octber and well in to November too. There is no upper limit to the amount of money we would like to raise, 500.00 is the minimum - and the pink is just a fun and shocking tactic to start to raise awareness, not the end to forum fund raising for this worthy cause. I am looking forward to seeing just how well we can do.....

Jo x



Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Pat from Canvey on October 02, 2010, 05:07:54 AM
I'll probably be shouted down but can I just say the pink forum colour makes me cringe every time I open it. As autism runs in my family and not breast cancer, I support the National Autistic Society and some other charities such as the Lifeboats. Pink is not a favourite colour of mine, although  I have been known to make an occasional pink based bead with lots of other colours on top.

Sadly Pat, breast cancer is not something that just runs in families. It's the most common cancer in the UK now, with over 125 women a day diagnosed.
Have a look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11206009 George for some info on the genetic links of breast cancer and the BRAC1 gene which is involved in early onset breast cancer, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRCA1. Also look at http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/healthyliving/cancercontroversies/hairdyes/ which gives info on possible links of some cancers to hair dyes.
The friend who looked after my children whilst I worked in London had two of her three children die with early onset cancer, one of whom was a staff nurse at the time. My mother , aged 66, died 26 years ago of ovarian cancer which also has genetic links. She was mis diagnosed by the hospital for 18 months who insisted on treating her for a duodenal ulcer and only diagnosed the cancer when she was too ill and took to her bed. I was three months pregnant with my third child at the time and 7 months pregnant when she died. Her abdomen was bigger than mine while the rest of her was skeletal. Because of the genetic link, the hospital gives me a routine scan every few years to see if I develop the condition.


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Kaz on October 02, 2010, 05:38:01 AM
We're just 7 short of our target now!!!


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: bluefairy on October 02, 2010, 05:42:56 AM
Yay, another milestone reached!!! Well done everyone xx


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: princess pink on October 02, 2010, 05:43:45 AM
Pat I think what George is saying is that although genetics does play a part most cases of breast cancer are not genetic. This is a fact which is why there is a national screening programme. Environment plays a huge part in the development of all cancers.

Yay to only 7 off target kaz!!


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Kaz on October 02, 2010, 05:44:40 AM
Fan-bloomin-tastic!!!! well done everyone - we're keeping this running for the whole of October and November to get more cash in from auctions, challenges etc.
Normal blue service will be resumed shortly!!!
Thank you all!
Kazx


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Jolene on October 02, 2010, 05:51:41 AM
Yay, congratulations ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Zeldazog on October 02, 2010, 07:27:10 AM
Congratulations everybody on hitting the target so quickly, but lets not stop there, eh?

We've reached it so quickly a lot of us haven't had chance to do anything yet!  I'm having a (pink) think as to what I can put up for fund-raising, it might be one of the bowls, but I might go pink this time!



Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: jammie on October 02, 2010, 07:57:10 AM
Just wondering about putting my strawberry heart up for auction and how to go about it, what do you think, I'm not sure how and whether to as if it would be something people would bid on or whatever but if someone is already putting something together i would like to put this up!
Oh ...it's here!  :)
http://www.etsy.com/listing/41809691/


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: noora on October 02, 2010, 10:05:08 AM
I'm glad the blue is back, but I decided I can't rest on my laurels just because someone else already filled the meter ;)

Having survived cancer (not breast cancer though), I'm eternally grateful for every penny that has ever been donated to medical research. I know exactly how important this can be. I don't have much money at the moment, but I can afford ₤5. It's a few rods of glass. A lunch in town. You won't even get a movie ticket in Stockholm for that. I'll melt some shorties together, eat before I go to town next time and borrow a DVD from a friend. Or live on oatmeal and beans for a week if that's what it takes.


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: noora on October 11, 2010, 09:13:11 AM
I just want to share that we had a lovely beading convention here in Stockholm this past weekend and our charm bracelet lottery raised ₤165 for the Swedish cancer society :) 


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: Jolene on October 14, 2010, 08:21:54 AM
Great news Noora ;D


Title: Re: What's the pink all about?
Post by: shaz on October 14, 2010, 08:38:39 AM
Thats great Noora well done