Monday, April 16, 2012

Recap: Sip, See & Shop

{AKA Shop for a Cause, A Charity Trunk Show to Benefit The National MS Society}

Thursday night was my MS Fundraiser for the MS Challenge Walk.  In September I will walk 50 miles in 3 days for MS.  This will be my first time to ever walk this far.  I'll be walking along side my sister-in-law Jenn who walked it last year.  My mom will once again be on the crew and cheering us in each day!  We are required to raise at least $1,500 to participate but I'm hoping to raise much more.  This is just one of many ways in which I'm raising money for the event. 

I had a MS info table set up at the event.  I also had my brand new "My Journey With MS" Scrapbook on display.  I made this when Stacy was visiting and we went to Crop on the Cape.  It is basically every event I've participated in since I was diagnosed with MS.  It is the highlights so just a few pictures from each event.  I love the way it came out and think it will also be a great visual to use at fundraisers.

We had plenty of delicious treats.  Katelyn won my blog contest sponsored by Edible Arrangements and gave it to me to use at the event.  It was delicious!  Amanda made delicious tea sandwiches and cupcakes - pink and green of course! I was in charge of the gluten free appetizer for our gluten free friends!

My cousin Katelyn is a Stella and Dot stylist and agreed to donate 50% of her commission to my fundraising.  Very generous!  People got to try on all the jewelry and decide what they wanted to buy!  I'll show you what I got once it comes in.  I can't wait.  Love it ALL!

Amanda from Sweet Tea Paperie was really the inspiration behind this entire event.  Several months ago we were having dinner together and an idea for a "trunk show fundraiser" was brought up and we made it happen!  Amanda generously agreed to donate 25% of sales from the entire day (both at the event and online) to my fundraising for MS!  I'll be sure to show you a picture of what I got when it comes in.  Sweet Tea Paperie has the cutest stuff and if you like monogrammed items you will love this site!

Several family members and friends dropped by to show their support.  I'm very appreciative of everyone who came and to all of you who shopped online too!  Thanks to all the ladies who blogged about the event to spread the news.  I would say it was a GREAT SUCCESS!

This event raised $304 for MS!  AMAZING!  

Katelyn and Amanda - THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH!  
I really appreciate you doing this event with me and donating to MS! 


  1. Oh I'm so glad you got so many pictures :) I love the post!

  2. The set up looks great! I'm glad it went well. Sorry I couldn't help out. My friend Lindsay has been asking me for a year to have a Stella and Dot show so I had agreed to do that before you posted about this. :(

    It's it Patriot's Day in Boston? I heard something about it on ESPN. If so, happy Patriot's Day! Or whatever it's called. Sorry you had to work (I saw that on Twitter).


  3. How awesome! Amanda is so sweet and her shop really does have the most amazing things!

  4. Look like an awesome event! I love that you have a scrapbook to use as a visual! Very cool! :)