Happy Friday everyone!
First of all, we want to extend a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who has donated to Amy’s Woman of the Year Campaign. We are so thankful for each and every one of you. These last ten weeks have flown by and the campaign is quickly drawing to a close.
We are anxiously gearing up for the Grand Finale Celebration on June 2 and would like to invite you to join us for a very special night.
Who: Champions of Hope, friends, family, donors, Boy and Girl of the Year —>
• Cocktail hour and silent auction
• Live auction
• Live music by Caribou
• Lots of inspiration!
Where: The Olmsted (3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville 40206)
When: Thursday, June 2 from 6-10 pm
We’ve secured some AWESOME silent auction items (thank you to everyone who generously gave!) and I know the other candidates have as well. It’s going to be great! Please join us!
If you can’t make it to the event, but would still like to donate to Amy’s campaign, it’s not too late! You have until June 1. Here is the link: http://www.mwoy.org/pages/ky/ky16/awagner
Many of you may not know that Amy accepted her nomination for this campaign in honor of her college roommate, Shannon.
We wanted to share a little bit about her since she’s a big reason behind our drive!
“Shannon and I became friends in 1982. She was originally going to the University of Alabama, I was of course going to Auburn University! We visited both universities together and hands down we knew we were going to Auburn “together”!
Shannon was one of the most vibrant, full spirited, and uplifting souls I have ever met. She majored in Fashion Merchandising with wonderful dreams for her life: Marriage, children, successful career and a long, long life full of family, friends and fun!! While Shannon was unable to have children, she was married with precious puppies and an amazing career as a buyer for many high-end department stores and boutiques (Neiman Marcus and Parisians to name a couple). Shannon’s condition required years of chemo which she faced head on with a positive and strong attitude! There were many times we would talk on the phone (she in Birmingham and me in Louisville) and she would tell me, “This is just a bump in the road, I’m going to beat this Amy!” While her mind stayed strong, her sweet body just could not maintain.
In honor of Shannon and many others that have and may face a similar battle with the Big C — which we know is going to be curable thanks for the efforts of research happening as we speak — I am asking for you to please help by making a tax-deductible contribution to support our researchers who are working to find these cures for cancers.”
When you see the amazing progress the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is making to cure blood cancers, you’ll know your donation was well worth it. We’re so blessed to be raising money for them.
Thank YOU for helping us!
PS. If you would like to have a formal invitation to attend the Grand Finale, please email me @ email@example.com. I will be happy to send you one in the mail!