Tuesday, July 6, 2010

East Longmeadow Carnival for Bella Tucker

On Saturday July 3, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the East Longmeadow 4th of July Carnival with some of my sister queens Tamara Sacharczyk, Miss Massachusetts Teen World who just got back from Houston after competing for the Miss Teen US World title and placed top 10, Brooke Bibeault, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA who is off to compete in Miss Teen USA on July 24 in the Bahamas, and Trish Grzela, Miss Pink who won this title that is dedicated to Breast Cancer Survivors. We all got together to raise funds for Bella Tucker by selling raffles for four custom created jewelry pieces from Karmic Kreations by Kathleen O'Connor and a basket full of Aveda Products. Kathleen O'Connor who I met through Great Dog Rescue of New England while adopting one of my dogs saw my facebook post on the carnival event, could not attend, but wanted to do something to help raise funds for Bella. I was so touched that our paths crossed once again for another good cause, and I thank her for her generosity, her pieces are beautiful. Please visit her Facebook to view more items she's designed. Also thank you to Trish who owns two salons and donated the Aveda basket worth $100. It was amazing to see Trish and also Tamara's mom at work passing out flyers I printed out and asking everyone to spread the word about Bella's story. People just came by entering the raffle and also buying Bella Tucker Bracelets. Some people were just so touched that they just came by and made donations without even entering the raffle. At the end of the night, I was so excited to let the girls know that we raised $320, all proceeds to be donated to Friends of Bella.

Now, I look forward to personally meeting Bella on Friday, July 9 to give her all the donations we collected, and I am so excited to share this incredible experience with Brooke and Tamara. This visit will be the highlight of my year as this little girl represents strength and courage in a way that I have never seen before, and it makes me appreciate life so much when I hear how well Bella is doing these days! Stay tuned for my update on this incredible visit!

If you have not already, please go to http://www.friendsofbella.org/ where you can learn more about Bella and donate. I am also selling Bella Bracelets, so please let me know if you or anyone are interested in purchasing one. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for mentioning the friendofbella.org site here! I'm one of Bella's aunts and please know the entire family appreciates your efforts on her behalf! Regards,