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So I left the shop with my blazing pink nails and went out in public. Some people were politically correct and took a second look and didn't say anything. Since it was pink, some figured it was for Breast Cancer and we got into a conversation. Some poked some fun at me about getting in touch with my feminine side.  :-)  My goal was to raise a thousand dollars and with help from a number of people I succeeded.   Thank you, thank you to all. It was a bit of an odd time having my nails done and I have to admit I made some statements that I never have before.  “Could you do this, I am worried I might break a nail.” So now that I achieved my goal, it was time to remove the color. They said since I put on the special coloring that I had to return to have them remove it. First Shannon ground it, then an acid bath then scraped it. Oh the trials and tribulations women have to go through!! A little while later I was back to normal. Thanks again to all who contributed!
In 2014 I decided to be a little more restrained and only went for my nails. :-)

I am participating in ManiCURES to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society.

As many of you know, last year I dyed my hair pink and then shaved it off at a Cam-X event. With three other participants, the CamX organization and through the generous support of hundreds of people we were able to raise thousands of dollars. This year I decided not to go quite the big but I couldn’t resist participating in some way. Cancer has touched so many of us. With my red hair, I ended up talking to many people and shared laughter and tears.

ManiCures is my way of supporting Breast Cancer research this year.  And it was like Deja vu.  I went to this nice place called All About Massage and dealt with a wonderful Esthetician called Shannon Colasimone. I highly recommend her. I thought this might take maybe ten minutes. Oh no! I was there for an hour. We had some great conversation, I got a base coat, another coat, some color, some more color and then a top coat and even an arm massage! All in all it was wonderful. I can see why ladies go do this every couple of weeks.  :-)

The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives. It also helps offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families.

Please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal! Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight against cancer.

Online pledging is secure and it saves the Canadian Cancer Society money by reducing administrative costs.


Thanks for your support!

So in 2013 it was my hair.