Be the Change…


WARNING: Shameless plug for support ahead…

Have you ever loved someone so much that your heart hurts to see them suffer? Have you ever believed in a cause so strong that you would do almost anything to support it? Then you are like me; someone who would stop at nothing to end the pain their loved ones experience everyday by supporting a cause that raise funds to help them.

You may have a brother and uncle or sister that suffers. For me, this one person is my mom. My mom is the strongest person I know. Yet she silently suffers everyday with something that has yet to be cured. This disease has a name; it is MS.

My mother went for years without a name for what she suffered. MS is so very difficult to diagnose. She could have had treatment sooner if the doctors could easily pinpoint what was affecting my mom. Yet even with all the advances in today’s medicine, MS continues to be very difficult to diagnose and treat. That is why I want to help.

Every year since 2007, I have participated in one of the largest biking events in Illinois, The Tour de Farms, to raise money for better medicines, better diagnoses, but mostly I ride for a cure.

I will be riding once again on June 21st and 22nd to raise money for this cause but I need your help.

This year I am doing something a little different. Something inspired. My mom is an artist. Her work is a beautiful as she is, but it has become increasingly difficult for her to pursue the passion she loves so much, her art.

So for this event I am taking the talent we share as mother and daughter and would like to give everyone who donates to the cause a chance to win an original artwork created by yours truly. I created this artwork in honor of my mother. The piece incorporates one of my favorites quotes of all time and speaks perfectly to how I feel about this cause.

For a chance to win this artwork, just make a donation in any denomination on my page and enter in the Personal Note memo section  “Be the Change” so you will be entered into the drawing.  Be sure to include either an email address or phone number so I can contact you, should you win. Then on April 25th, I will randomly select one special person to receive this artwork with an exclusive thank you from my mom.

Donate online to my page by visiting:

Be the change with me. Help me by supporting an awesome cause to fight this terrible disease. Together we can be the CHANGE we wish to see in THE WORLD.


Disclaimer: The winner will be notified by either email or phone by no later than April 25th at 8pm CDT.  Only one entry is allowed per donation. A person may donate multiple times to increase their chances of winning. The original artwork will be mailed to U.S. participants free of charge. Delivery method is at the sole discretion of the artist/donor. The artwork will be matted but unframed to reduce damage during shipping. The artwork offered is “as is” with no written, express, or implied warranty. The artist/donor is not responsible for replacing artwork as a result of damage prior to, during or after shipping or events beyond the control of the donor. Privacy: Artist/Donor will not sell your address or personal information. Your address is required so that the artist/donor may send your prize, should you win. This raffle is offered independently by the artist/donor in an effort to raise money on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society 2014 Tour de Farms event.

One Comment

  1. adrianne/mom says:

    … and I love you just as much, if not more. You are an amazing daughter and I am so proud to be your Mom. Thanks for loving me the way you do. Your artwork is breathtaking and I am so honored that you chose to dedicate it to me and the cause. I am overwhelmed. Yes, everyone can be the CHANGE, make a difference, and show their support. I love you more than words can adequately express. You, your sister, my grand-girls, my entire family, and friends are positively the best! I love you all.

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