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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fluttering the Community Year 3

If you've been a follower of mine for a while, you'd know that I've been raising money for Unravel Pediatric Cancer for three years now.  You might also know that I'm one of the Unravel Glitter Squad Champions this year which basically means I'm one of the fundraisers for the nonprofit.  I don't take that honor lightly.

For the past 2 years, my family and I have done a small community event to spread awareness for Unravel.  It started as a bake sale and lemonade stand and the following year it escalated a bit.  This year, with my new amazing title, I decided to blow all the other years out of the water.  I had a vision.  I wanted a couple bounce houses and princesses walking around because I know Jennifer Lynn Kranz loved princesses.  We made that come true and with the help of my amazing community,  we did so much more!  We were able to raise $500 from this fundraiser and we used my husband's employee matching program so we ended with a $1000 donation to Unravel Pediatric Cancer!

Our event took place at The Porch at Light of the Valley.  We had some amazing volunteer princesses taking photos and playing with the kids.  The local cos-players in our community really stepped up for us!  We had six Power Rangers and Link from Legend of Zelda.  We had a balloon twister who made amazing hats and animals.  We had several local bakers donate treats Hot Mama's Cake, Jill from Our Kitchen Table, and Rooftop Macarons.  We had donated coffee from Rescate Coffee, water from Raley's, and lemonade from Trader Joe's.  The beautiful paper crafts made by my amazing friend and party planner Carin from Simply Grand were made with paper donated from Paper Temptress.  We had two donated bounce houses from Rosita's Fiesta Rentals and Gordo's Jumpers.  We had horse painting donated by Nicole's Mobile Pet Grooming.  The Meltdown Ice Cream Truck came out to visit us and donated proceeds.  We had some face painting from Kidvocates who are 8, 9, and 10 years old!

My amazing friend Tiffany of Tiffany Elizabeth Photography donated her time to take photos of this event.  If you are in the Sacramento area, please check her out!
















And here are some snapshots from other people:






My donation link is still open if you feel moved to donate.  http://give.unravelcancer.org/newellfamily  Together, we can Unravel Cancer.

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