Eric & Kathi Merriweather fundraising for Komen Tissue Bank 2015

Eric & Kathi Merriweather

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Komen Tissue Bank 2015
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Goal: $500

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The KTB is like us. It's about learning, giving, and sharing. It's unique, cutting edge. It reaches out to attain new heights. It wants eradicate breast cancer. So do we. Join us.

Eric & Kathi Merriweather

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almost 3 years ago

Many thanks to those who have already donated. The campaign only has 27 more days, so I am thrilled to see things picking up. Please post to your own facebook pages that you have donated to this great cause. No donation is too small!

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The Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center is the only repository of healthy breast tissue in the world.  We depend on donors like you to help us save lives by discovering what turns a healthy cell cancerous.

What does a normal cell look like?  What are the risk factors before cancer happens? How do we detect and prevent breast cancer? Those are the big picture questions we are looking to answer with your help.

If you believe in our mission, please consider giving a gift to help us achieve our mission at the Tissue Bank.  Our goal is $10,000 and every dollar you give up to $2,500 will be matched 1:1! The first ten generous donors to give $100 will receive a Just Peachey Bearing Fruit Cookbook in thanks for your donation.  Both the match gift of $2,500 and the cookbooks have been donated by the Catherine Peachey Fund, which also supports breast cancer research.

Your support is important!  All gifts will go to support the general Komen Tissue Bank fund and can help us do many things, including the following:

  • Hold tissue collections around the country from a diverse and selfless group of women.  We are all in this together!
  • Support our new researcher Natascia Marino who hails from Italy.  She's delving into our samples from over 4,200 women and looking for trends and discoveries in breast cancer prevention.
  • Purchase needles for tissue collection.  About 175 needles are needed at each event.  Six needles cost approximately $1,000.

Become a part of one of our pink-themed giving levels.  Every dollar counts, whether you join the cotton candy committee or the rose champagne campaign!

GIVING LEVELS:

$25 - Pink Lemonade Brigade

Join our brigade of women and men who support the Tissue Bank and our mission to discover what turns a normal cell cancerous and end breast cancer!  This gift will help us greatly.  All donors at this level will receive a Komen Tissue Bank frame to feature your favorite picture with friends and volunteers at one of our events! You can either pick it up at our tissue collection on September 26th, or we can mail it to you!

$50 - Cotton Candy Committee

A gift as sweet as a summertime cotton candy. All donors at this level will receive a handmade pink bandana flower to wear proudly at future Tissue Bank events. You can either pick it up at our tissue collection on September 26th, or we can mail it to you!

$100 - Strawberries-and-Dream Team

Giving $100 is a truly generous way to show your support of our mission! The first 10 individuals to give $100 will receive a Just Peachey Bearing Fruit Cookbook donated by the Catherine Peachey Fund! You can pick this up at our collection on September 26th, or we can mail it to you!

$500 - Raspberry Sorbet Soiree

Join the soiree of Tissue Bank supporters, and become a game changing philanthropist. At this level, you will be invited to join us for coffee and dessert with our research team and take a tour of the Tissue Bank to see the work you're helping make possible!

$1,000 - Rose Champagne Campaign

Pop open some bubbly with this generous gift. We'll join you! This gift level truly enables us to do important mission-fulfilling work at the Komen Tissue Bank. At this level, you will be invited to join us for a dinner with our research team and take a tour of the Tissue Bank to see the work you're helping make possible!

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Eric & Kathi Merriweather posted a new update:
almost 3 years ago

Update #1

Many thanks to those who have already donated. The campaign only has 27 more days, so I am thrilled to see things picking up. Please post to your own facebook pages that you have donated to this great cause. No donation is too small!

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