Friday, November 5, 2010

Scrap Shotz Heros & Villians Online Crop: Charity Chaser

Welcome Everyone to Scrap Shotz's Heros and Villians Online Crop!

Are you ready for a joyous weekend of scrapping? The Design Team has been working hard, creating inspiring challenges and stunning projects for you.

To get you started, here is our Early Bird Charity Chaser Challenge. The charity being sponsored is the Terry Fox Foundation. Jen has prepared a wonderful summary of Terry's legacy below. Further details appear after the summary.

Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada's west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.

It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.

After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.

The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.

To date, close to $500 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and in over 60 countries. -Terry Fox Foundation

Jess said I wasn't allowed to make you all cry, so I chose a video clip that I hope is more uplifting than sad.

It's several minutes long but definitely worth the watch. Prepare to be inspired:

For this crop, SSZ is proud to be supporting the Terry Fox Foundation. ( The Terry Fox Foundation is responsible for supporting close to $20 million in discovery based research each year in Canada - all monies raised outside Canada must be distributed to (a) an institute approved by the Foundation and its advisors or (b) remitted to Canada. The Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) is a recipient of TFF funding for translational research. TFRI is an exciting new initiative whose goal is to translate rapidly today's best science into better cancer treatment and diagnosis for all Canadians. The Institute will bring scientists and clinicians together across the country into a functionally integrated, geographically dispersed Institute with nodes in several provinces.

The Foundation recognizes the duality of its mandate. Not only does it raise money for research, but it also continues to share the story of Terry Fox. The Terry Fox Foundation strives to maintain the heroic effort and integrity that Terry embodied.

Sandy and Scrapshotz will be donating $5 to this charity for every card or layout done (one per person)... thanks Scrapshotz!!!

To participate in this "chaser" you must lift the CARD of the person in front of you if you are participating in the Card Charity Chaser or you must lift the LAYOUT of the person in front of you if you are participating in the Layout Charity Chaser.

The KEY is that you only have ONE HOUR to post your completed project.

You must dibs your turn by posting "DIBS" after the preceding project.

If someone else has called DIBSyou must wait until they have uploaded their project to DIBS that one.

Ready? Set? GO!

Here is the starting card project-

Here is the starting layout project-

Let's get this crop started!!!


Rosie said...

Sweet projects and great idea!

Jamie V said...

can't wait... off to see if any are available for dibs