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A Nice Surprise with Nice Results

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A Nice Surprise with Nice Results

Postby shellysmomdad » Wed Nov 26, 2008 02:28 pm

Hi Everyone,
Just want to share a story that had positive results for the PF.
Got a call (totally unexpected) yesterday morning from one of Shelly's cousins. Seems her and her daughters got the urge to bake earlier in the week, so they baked a variety of items for the "sweet tooth", and set up a table at her husband's auto shop. They named their table Pastries for Preeclampsia. I took some PF brochures and flyers for the upcoming trivia night (more on that later) to the shop (and bought some pastries myself:)) to let people know of the cause they were supporting. When the day was done, everything had been sold, and $125 was raised for the PF. And they're planning to do it again before Christmas. A truly heartwarming gesture on their part.
A story worth sharing.
Thank You.
John
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Re : A Nice Surprise with Nice Results

Postby sonja » Wed Nov 26, 2008 04:59 pm

What a great idea - a great way to make money for the PF and to raise awareness.

I am looking forward to hearing about your trivia night.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.
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Re : A Nice Surprise with Nice Results

Postby Dawn D » Fri Nov 28, 2008 06:10 pm

totally worth sharing with us! A wonderful example of how easy(yet beneficial) something like this can be. Very "SWEET" of your family members to do it with PF (and of course your Shelly)in mind.
thanks John!
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Re : A Nice Surprise with Nice Results

Postby annes » Fri Nov 28, 2008 06:33 pm

Thank you for sharing this! When people do this kind of thing it restores my faith in people!
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Re : A Nice Surprise with Nice Results

Postby denise » Sat Nov 29, 2008 08:28 am

What a wonderful event, and how thoughtful of them. Best of luck with their future sale. And thank you for sharing John.
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Re : A Nice Surprise with Nice Results

Postby jenniferf » Sat Nov 29, 2008 09:49 am

I'm so happy to hear the event was such a success. I love the name Pastries for Preeclampsia!
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