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call for clay to cure leukemia

updated wed 13 sep 06


Stacey pearson on mon 11 sep 06

Hey Everyone-
On one of the hardest days of the year for all of us I am hoping to give you
a glimmer of light and hope.
My name is Stacey Pearson and I am a potter in Atlanta, GA. I am an
assistant at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and I am currently training for a
half marathon (13.1 miles) as part of Team in Training for the Leukemia
Lymphoma Society. My job is to raise money for the cure, and in exchange
Team in Training promised to get me in shape for the event.
The inspiration:
I am doing this run to honor all of the people who have cancer and are
couragously fighting and in memory of those who have lost. This race is
also intended to honor the families and friends of those living with cancer
as well as those who have lost a loved one. My good friend Katie lost her
battle with Leukemia at the young age of 18. She had and amazing ability to
make everyone feel like the most important person in the world and she is
deeply missed by all who were blessed to know her. I am also fortunate
enough to have spoken with Michael Simon. I asked his permission to run in
honor of him, and he said "as many times as you want!" Well, I just want to
make it through the one for right now, but here is where you all come in:
In exactly ONE month I will be holding a silent auction. It will be
specifically in honor of Michael, Katie, and my team's honored hero
Michelle. I am asking everyone to go into their studios and find the piece
whose fate is to help cure cancer. Glenn Dair has been kind enough to allow
me to get all pottery, or ceramic sculptures sent to Callanwolde's pottery
studio so here is what you need to know:
* The goal is to raise money, to find the cancer as soon as possible, to
kill the cancer, and to make life as comfortable as possible during the
* Every single cent of the proceeds go directly to Leukemia Lymphoma
Society and this donation tax deductable.
* I will not be able to pay the shipping for you, but that may be tax
deductible too?
* The piece can either be sent or hand delivered to: Callanwolde Fine Arts

Pottery Studio

Attn: Stacey Pearson

980 Briarcliff Rd NE

Atlanta GA

* Please include your name, address, phone number or email, materials used,
title (if applicable), and any information you think is important about the
piece, suggested retail value, as well as the minimum starting bid
* I will be sending you all an acknowledgement after recieving the piece on
LLS letterhead thanking you for your generosity, I believe this will serve
as your information for your taxes.

I have never set up an event of this caliber, so if anyone sees something
that I have missed, please feel free to email me, also if you have any
I want to thank you in advance for you generosiy and look for a post in the
near future with an invitation to the event.
Stacey Pearson