Today this beautiful interaction between Mother and daughter on here on Facebook -- truly this is what Buttons of Hope is all about - people connecting with a cause and each other - all because of a face on a button!
I met Diana a few weeks ago preparing for the Avon Walk, Washington DC - actually I did not meet her in person but I'm not sure that matters because we have become fast friends. Diana stumbled upon my Buttons of Hope website and sent me an email with a pretty common request "I need Fundraising help to reach the required donation (Avon Walk) amount of $1800." I get a lot of requests like this and try to help -most times I do not hear back but Diana was different, very different. I could tell she was "one of the crazy ones". Not crazy like "funny farm" crazy but crazy with passion!
In Diana's words...
This is my first big step and I am a bit worried about walking that far (39 miles!) but I know I can do it however I am more worried about reaching my fundraising goal. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I do plan on having buttons made and I will be wearing them from now thru the event I would be happy to wear a button of you so let me know if you are interested in this and I will need a photo of you or your loved one name and category (in memory, survivor, or sponsor) and I will happily wear it."
Diana is gung ho about not only walking for a great cause BUT walking for a person - in fact five of them! her Aunt Judy, Sheri, Alice, Bonnie and her Mom. you can see Diana here proudly wearing her buttons. You can find Diana on Facebook here and as I always do if you're so inclined to help out Diana's cause then please visit her Avon page. Diana is well on her way and I hope her story motivates you to get involved, to be the change - we need you!