Friday, August 26, 2011

Welcome Fall

Fall is our favorite time of year at The Country Loft.  We love the warmth of the colors and the spirit of the season.  We truly do have so many things for which we are thankful and you, our friends and loyal customers, are right at the top of our list!!

We will be ushering in this beautiful time of year tomorrow, Saturday, August 27th, with our Outdoor Quilt Show and Sew for the Cure Sale.  We promise to tempt you with gorgeous new fall decorations, fabrics, kits, classes, incredible quilts to purchase and many more for inspiration!  The only thing we can't promise you is cool, crisp fall weather . . .but we will have ice cold bottles of water!

In the past twelve years we have raised over $100,000 at our benefit sales and donated it to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  This year we have a very immediate need in the Country Loft family.  As many of you know, JoAnn's daughter, Megan, has been battling melanoma cancer.  We were so thankful that our prayers were answered and her tumors responded to the trial drug that she was on and they began to shrink.  Since Megan's treatments, the drug was approved by the FDA and is now available to all individuals afflicted with this terrible cancer.  The downside however is that now people have to pay for the treatments that cost $120,000 each.

Unfortunately,  Megan's tumors have begun to grow again and she has to undergo more treatments the first of which began on Wednesday of this week.  She does have insurance that will cover a portion of the cost this time, but the deductible alone is a staggering amount for this young family to handle.  So, our immediate thought was that we would be able to help defray the cost of these life-sustaining treatments and direct the money we collect from our Sew for the Cure sale into a fund for Megan.

Therefore, we have set up a benefit fund with Mission Federal Credit Union in Grossmont Center.  All the money we collect tomorrow at our sale will go to the Megan Gianotti Benefit Fund and will then be dispersed to Megan.  This fund will remain open for as long as it is needed and can be donated to at any time simply by writing a check made out to Megan Gianotti and sending it to Mission Federal Credit Union, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. Ste 113, La Mesa, CA 91942 or to The Country Loft, 4685 Date Ave., La Mesa, CA 91941, with the account number (91223311) in the 'memo' area of the check.  Cash donations can be made at either location.  Money collected in the fund will be sent to Megan on a regular basis.

We appreciate everyone's generosity and hope you understand the necessity in directing the proceeds from your purchases at our sale to Megan's Fund for however long she might need them.  Be sure to check back after the weekend for some outdoor pictures of our fun filled day!  We are looking forward to seeing you all!


Cindy P. said...

What a wonderful gift this will be to Megan and her family.

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Anna said...

prayers for Megan.

I love Fall also but am not ready for it...we've barely had summer. Today the air is filled with smoke so there must be a fire somewhere!