Cards for Cancer

Today is the day!

Today The Little Red Flag unveils our Cards for Cancer campaign. We are revealing some special cards inspired by some very special people. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and we have created three new cards for three people who have braved their own battle with cancer. All of the profits from these cards will be donated to the family of someone currently undergoing cancer treatments who is in need.

We will be selling all three cards the entire month of February. You can find them here. We will also share their stories intermittently throughout the month.

Right now I’d like to introduce you to Donald Brorsen.

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Donald was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer (with mets to his liver and lungs) in June of 2012. He had no warning signs or symptoms. He began chemotherapy (and ran a half marathon during treatment and continued his work as a federal agent ) and fought against the disease until he died July 27, 2014.

This is the card we have created in honor of Donald. Purple and paisley were two of his favorite things, so we have incorporated both of them. You can find them here in The Little Red Flag’s Etsy shop.  Purchase them for yourself or as a gift. And know that you’re not only showing support for Donald’s family, but also financially supporting another cancer patient.

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I’ll see you all back here for more stories and cards during February.

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Why Cancer Matters to TLRF

Today – February 1st – is the first day of National Cancer Prevention Month. According to the National Cancer Society, about half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer during their lifetimes.

Why does this matter to The Little Red Flag? Glad you asked. More on that in a minute.

In the meantime, check out how much hair my daughter and I cut off last weekend. I grow my hair out and get it cut off every couple years to donate. This year, my daughter was able to join me.

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There are several organizations that accept donated hair to make wigs. I personally prefer to donate to an organization that only makes wigs for cancer patients, so we are sending out hair to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program.  They work directly with the American Cancer Society to make and distribute wigs. If you’re considering growing your hair out to donate, I recommend sending it to Pantene.

So here’s where my personal concern for cancer and The Little Red Flag intersect. During February, the blog and store will be featuring stories of people affected by cancer and products inspired by them. Whether it’s a color, a pattern, or an interest, these favorite things reflect the personality of the people who influenced these stationery sets. All profits from these sets will be donated directly toward the family of a cancer patient to be chosen later this month.

If you haven’t visited the Etsy store yet, you can check it out here. This is where these special sets will be sold this month. You won’t find them here yet.  They’re coming soon; I promise!

Remember to like The Little Red Flag on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated and see things that just don’t make it to the blog. We’ll also be doing a social media giveaway this month to promote these special stationery sets.