First awareness campaign : Fluttering

This idea came to me at my sister’s house. She had a neighbor whose house had been “flocked” with all of those pink flamingos on the front lawn. I thought what a great concept to raise awareness for pediatric cancer Then it happened to me and I found out it could also be utilized as a fundraiser.

I am proud to introduce…

 

FLUTTERING

Dragonflies live relatively short lives but live it to the fullest.. making an impression wherever they go. Jennifer’s nursery as a baby was decorated in dragonflies and they have always been our symbol for her. They seem to zoom all around until they are over the water, one of Jennifer’s favorite places to be.. they hover there.. wings fluttering.. You can’t help but stop and look at them.

We are hoping you are able to help some dragonflies flutter in the month of september to make a lasting impression. For a $25.00 donation, we will send you a fluttering kit, but your time and effort is the true donation in helping to spread awareness.  Starting on the evening on Sunday Aug. 31st, you will pick a friend and put the dragonflies (which are garden decorations) and yard sign in their front yard..aka you “flutter” them.  You leave your letter at their front door so they know what its all about.  The letter includes a opportunity for the household to choose another family to be fluttered for a $25.00 suggested donation. The next night you pick up the dragonflies, donation or not, and if they have chosen a family to flutter you go there and repeat.. if not you pick another friend!

Our hope is this is something everybody can do, a way to help get your kids involved. It’s a chance to spread a little joy.. a little glittery knowledge, and hopefully raise a little money to go 100% towards unraveling pediatric cancer.

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27 Responses to “First awareness campaign : Fluttering”

  1. The Dragonfly

    Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads,
    there lived a little water beetle in a community of water
    beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond
    with few disturbances and interruptions.

    Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of
    their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and
    would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their
    friend was dead, gone forever.

    Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge
    to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would
    not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what
    he had found at the top.

    When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the
    surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so
    warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body
    changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful
    blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body
    designed for flying.

    So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole
    new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never
    known existed.

    Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking
    by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and
    explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been
    before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.

    But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could
    not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he
    understood that their time would come, when they, too, would
    know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off
    into his joyous new life!

    ~Author Unknown~

  2. We lost our son on Feb 15th. I have read your blogs and while I am probably twice your age with two adult daughters and our circumstances are somewhat different, we are experiencing the same painful journey. Chris’s tumor was so aggressive and rare (as he was 30)doctors all over the US were trying to figure out a treatment. I can so relate to how difficult it was on the 4th. I love the dragon fly fund raiser idea.

  3. What a beautiful ideal ,I’m so in , we all can flutter and spread glitter at the same time, Love4JLK forever

  4. great idea Libby!! raising awareness in return more funds to help find a cure for these pediatric cancers!! I’m here if you need help sending out kits!

  5. I’m so in! My kiddos are super excited. Even more so I totally believe she is sending you signs of her. .I got the chills because – My 16 year old son is a great artist and is drawing you a picture of Jennifer ( my kids sometimes have seen me crying while reading your blog, and after I told them about Jennifer, Nick, my son, wanted to see a picture of Jennifer, and has been working on the drawing for sometime now. -and today he was near me while reading this and I told him about the “fluttering” , and he was in awe to learn that a dragonfly was a symbol for her because he drew her next to water ( pond) and it has reflection and a dragonfly!!!!!! It gives me chills !!!!!!!

  6. Just ordered mine. Can’t wait to take the grandkids out with me to flutter someone! My granddaughter is 6…will be 7 on Nov. 8, and I think of Jennifer whenever I’m with her.

    1. You could.. But remember the set of dragonflies we will be sending will move daily! Your job as the person that orders the kit is to move them from location to location for as many days in September as you can.

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