I've always been a daddy's girl. Growing up, my dad taught me a lot. Everything from cooking to fishing to even using hand tools which I use everyday in the studio framing and fixing furniture. I can't imagine what my life would have been without him.
In February of 2013, my dad was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Over the past two years, our family has gone through a roller coaster of emotions and events with some of the best and worst days. We were all thankful when my daddy was able to walk me down the aisle for my wedding last year. We also got to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday a few months ago. But we also cried when my dad suffered a heart attack and stroke last fall due to his chemo. We also continue to mourn in our lives without him with him going home to heaven at the end of May.
It is almost impossible to find anyone who does not know someone affected by cancer. Cancer does not discriminate by age, race or person. It's volatile and malicious. But even in the worst of it, it makes you appreciate what you have in the here and now and gives you the opportunity to make the most of today.
This year we celebrate 25 years since Annie Sloan created Chalk Paint®. As a stockist, we also have the opportunity to participate in Annie Sloan Late (#AnnieSloanLate) a world-wide event showcasing the uses of Chalk Paint®, ideas for coordinating colors and the chance to win special prizes, all while raising money for charity.
With Annie Sloan Late falling on Friday, June 19th, just a couple of days before Father's Day, it seems only fitting that we would participate with 10% of our sales this year going to The American Cancer Society. We hope you would be able to join us from 10 am - 7 pm for Chalk Paint® demonstrations, special prizes & more!
See our official press release HERE.