Fellow Discworld fans, I would be hugely grateful if you could spread the word about Lilac to Ventoux. If you feel moved to cheer me on by friending me on LJ or following me on Twitter & Facebook, I would love that too. And of course, most importantly, I would really appreciate seeing some donations come in!
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The current donation for tomorrow's Wear the Lilac for Alzheimer's is $612. That's 75% over last year's donation, and puts the total raised by Wear the Lilac over $2,000.00 US. I know it's not a patch on a million USD, but it's still a heck of a lot.
Thank you, everyone. This wouldn't be possible without you.
Hi there, everyone. Just an update on Wear the Lilac for Alzheimer's 2010's fund raising. I'll be posting an official update tonight when I get home, but as of now, I estimate $325 has been raised for this year, between the lilac pins and special edition jewelry. When you consider that $350.00 was raised last year and that most of the world is still coming out of the Great Recession, this is fantastic!
I can't thank you enough for all the support, trust and purchases these last three years. We lost my Grandma Wilma last year at this time from stomach cancer and mid-stage Alzheimer's, so this is more than just a mission of love and support for PTerry, it's deeply personal. Thank you all.
... But I'm finding a few road blacks along the way.
My idea is to do linoprints using the design Kidby had (I think) for a pin for The People's Republic of Treacle Mine Road. My issues are that I can't find it anymore to even make a sketch based from it to transfer, and I realize the copyright issues, plus I'm not even sure if anyone would be interested as it wouldn't be very large (postcard sized if that) unless I knew there is some demand for a larger print. And framing options for those interested.
So... I realize it's less then a month, but once I get the design and start cutting I'm quick. :D Any help, thoughts or advice it welcome. I had wanted to do it last year but it snuck up on me and now I have a little bit of time so...
First of all, a big thank you to everyone ordering lilac pins and twittering the #wearthelilac tag on Twitter to help raise awareness for the needs of Alzheimer's research funding and for Sir Terry.
Second of all, the first of the very limited edition "Wear the Lilac" jewelry items has been completed, broken needles and stabbed fingers and all. It's currently for sale in our Etsy shop, but if you don't want to follow the link, you can also view it here!
Hi folks. As many of you know, since 2008 I've been making and selling silk lilac flower pins for those who wish to celebrate the Glorious 25th of May without worry that their lilac has either a. stopped blooming in their part of the world (like me) or b. dying on them during the day. The money raised by these pins is split between the Alzheimer's Association (US) and the Alzheimer's Research Trust (UK).
I'm going to be getting the word out on Twitter on my "official" Twitter account for my Etsy store, since it has the most followers. And that's when an idea that struck me. What if, in the weeks and days leading up to the Glorious 25th, #wearthelilac became a trending hashtag on Twitter, to raise awareness for the need of more funding for Alzheimer's research? Would any of you be willing to lend your Twitter account for such a cause?
I don't know if any of you picked up the first annual Wear the Lilac badge from Paul Kidby last year, but there's currently a second annual badge on sale now at paulkidby.com. They're limited to a run of 200, and expected to sell out fast. I was like a kid waiting for Hogswatch for the sale to start last night around 7 pm my time. Then I had my husband help me dye my hair purple to mark the occasion (and because I really wanted to dye my hair purple. Luckily, it's dark enough for me to get by with it at work.)
The proceeds will be divided between the Royal British Legion (Jersey) Poppy Appeal and the Alzheimer’s Research Trust.
The fundraising for this year's Wear the Lilac for Alzheimer's is complete. A total of $350 was raised this year, and was donated equally to the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Research Trust UK.