Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pink Out - Oaks Hat Contest

I didn't have a contest in mind when I made my Derby/Oaks hats, but a local tv station, Wave 3 in Louisville, is having an Oaks hat contest. From the Wave 3 site:

"This year Churchill Downs will donate $1 for every person that attends the Kentucky Oaks to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, guaranteeing a minimum donation of $100,000. They are asking everyone to show their support by turning the track into a "sea of pink"... to wear pink to the track on Oaks Day in support of finding a cure for breast cancer."

On a personal note, my grandmother had breast cancer resulting in a double mastectomy when I was in high school and overcame it before losing her battle with depression a decade later. I'd like to think of her wearing this hat, laughing that incredible laugh that I'm happy to say I inherited. Family gatherings sounded like a din of hyenas :)

Love you, Memaw.

So, please go to and vote!


Karen Gill said...

Hi Jama,
I voted! My mom had breast cancer, and I lost her 2 1/2 years ago. So, here's to my mama and your Memaw!


BeadsForever said...

Those hats look so fun and such a great cause!

Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

hello there, first time on your blog and it is so nice....on another note, breast cancer risk is lowered for every year a woman breastfeeds......