Thank you Thank you Thank you….. For four beautiful years and the beginning of another
year where TOGETHER we are making waves to wipe out ovarian cancer. So many of you were there
last night. I tried to say hello and thank each of you,,, You made my night by showing you care.
As I said last night, it takes each and every one of our contributions to make this happen.
We all have something we can do to help…. By dedicating your time when we need volunteers,
to spreading the word about our event and more importantly, about ovarian cancer and
sharing our event information with your friends and family on the social media. Write your own
request of donation and send in email to your family and friends telling them you are On Board and
you need their help with small donations to sponsor you. We know times are hard but if we get others to
help us… imagine where we can go.
Our organization was founded in 2009 and is a 501 © 3 organization. We are 100% volunteers and we all work endless hours
to do good. In four years, our donations have been over $100,000 and the majority of this going
for ovarian cancer research and awareness.
Hats off to the 2012 and 2013 Board. You are so appreciated for your leadership
Our next WWW event will be March 27th at the Flora Bama and Rachel McLarty will be hosting. Lots
of surprises for the night! More info soon.
Please remember we still need volunteers for the Perdido Wine and Art Festival on Saturday, March 23rd.
Also, Save the Date for Saturday, April 13th… This will be our Spring Closet Swap hosted by
Tina Morrison. This is always a fun time and you leave with your spring wardrobe.
Wishing you all a wonderful Spring Break… Mine starts today with my Parrothead Family at Stars on the Water in Orange Beach.
We will be at the Flora Bama on Friday night (tent stage) and at LuLu’s on Saturday.. We have a dress-up like your favorite Buffett
Song which promises to be fun. Lucy will be there signing her books too. Hope to see you out J
Wayne E, Cavalier, 59 of Perdido Key passed away on February 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Covenant Hospice.
Wayne was a sponsor and a supporter of the Wonderful Wacky Women's fight against cancer since the organization was formed in 2009.
Wayne had cancer for 10 years and fought a hard battle. .
RIP Wayne Cavalier... you were a Good Mighty Man... and we loved you.
Please continue to keep the family in your prayers
It is with great sadness I write this message. I just still can’t believe it.
Sarah Kelly passed on the morning of 01.29.2013 at the young age of 20. She had been fighting leukemia for 4 years and
was an inspiration to so many of us. Sarah had a heart of gold. For her Make a Wish grant she bought gifts and supplies for
the Pensacola Ronald McDonald House. How loving and caring she was. She will forever be a bright shining light in our hearts.
Footprints in the Sand
Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, we would walk side by side through life.
But when I needed you most, I see only one set of footprints in the sand.
The Lord replied, “I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you
see only one set of footprints, it was then I carried you.”
As we kick-off the season to give back…….
WWW board, sponsors, participants, volunteers, and donors - … You are owed a vote of thanks for the funds we raised…
Please join me and the 2012 Wonderful Wacky Women Board for our Presentation of Funds…Wednesday, November 28th at the Flora Bama…. Please remember we will be in
the DOME TENT area. We will have a social hour from 6:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m; Smokin Elvis’s play at 7:00 p.m. and Presentation of Funds at 7:30 p.m. Show you Care and Wear your Teal!!
Excitement Excitement...... Attending our Presentation of Funds will be Dr. Finan, Dr. Scalici, and Abbie McCollough from USA Mitchell Cancer Institute in Mobile, Al;
Leah Harrison and Angie Schlosser attending from Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, FL;
Florida Hospital Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research in Orlando, FL - Suzy Toronto will hand deliver their check in December.
The Candy Swanson Tribute $500.00 donation has been delivered to Sherwood Elementary by Mary Enfinger.
Jimmie Sue Walters
P.S. Wanted to include a clip from Suzy Toronto’s November newsletter regarding gratitude… Each of you helped Make Waves and we are forever grateful…
...More Than An Attitude
So often this time of year, I hear expressions and clichés about Thanksgiving. The phrase of the hour seems to be, "Gratitude is an Attitude." Yes, I get it. I get the cute little play on words and how important it is to always reflect gratitude in our lives. But if we are going to play with words (and y'all know messing with words is just about my very favorite thing to do in the history of forever), I think we need to figure out a way to mess with this one as well. I propose we grab hold of this word, slap it on our hearts with some sparkly glitter glue and declare to the world that we are making it a verb -- a word of action -- a physical show of good works. Because gratitude without action is, well, just words.
So what does that mean? How do we show it? With everyone having different talents and abilities the options are endless. If you have the means to financially donate, then put your money where your mouth is. Don't just drop spare change in the Salvation Army tin this December -- pop in a twenty! If you have more time than money, then get up off the couch and go volunteer. If you are physically and financially not in a position to do either, then get creative. Take a moment of your day to not just verbally say the word "thanks" to someone but get a paper and pen out and write them a note. Give a compliment to a complete stranger. Thank them, not only for the service provided, but for the meaning they add to your life. If even that is too much, then reach out your arms, wrap them around someone's neck and give them a hug. With simple actions you can change the energy of the world around you.
And you will not only make a difference in your life but in others' as well.
Now that's showing gratitude!
Name: The Sacred Sisterhood of Wonderful Wacky Women, Redneck Riviera Chapter, INC.
Address: 14054 Waterview Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
Contact Name: Jimmie Sue Walters (850)525.1975
Contact Email: email@example.com
Event Name: Making Waves to Wipe Out Ovarian cancer 4 Mile Walk or Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk
Location: World Famous Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Event Date: Saturday, 10.27.2012, 9:15 a.m.
Cost of Event: $100.00 each with 100% of race registration going to the cause. Incentives for teams, $25.00 for Active Military and Families, $25.00 for Ovarian cancer Survivors, $25.00 for 13 – 18 years of age.
Co-Chair: Lisa Moore (850)748.1291
Honorees: Suzy Toronto www.suzytoronto.com, the founder of the Wonderful Wacky Women movement, Title Sponsor of the Redneck Riviera Chapter and Honorary Guest will be here for entire week. Gene Valentino, Escambia County Commissioner will be part of our opening ceremonies to officially proclaim 10.27.2012 as Wonderful Wacky Women Day. Mayor Craft of Gulf Shores, AL., Mayor Kennon of Orange Beach, AL., and Mayor Hayward of Pensacola, FL. each have proclaimed the last Saturday in October going forward as Wonderful Wacky Women Day.
Description of Event: Our 2nd annual Wonderful Wacky Women Week will kick off on Monday, October 22nd live on Fox Studio 10 with Hosts, Cherish Lombard and Joe Emer. Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce is a Presenting Sponsor of our event and incentives to travel to our beautiful Gulf Coast are now listed on their website at www.visitperdido.com.
WWW Week Activities include: VIP reservations for Blue Angel Practice Show, Dining at Fisherman’s Corner, Wonderful Wacky Women Wednesday and Wacky Hat Contest at Flora-Bama, Welcome Party at SanRoc Caye with Photo-Op with Orange Beach’s own Pink Heal’s Fire Engine, Music by Elaine Petty, Rhonda Hart and Lisa Christian.
The highlight of our week will be the 4th annual 4 Mile Walk or Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk “Making Waves to Wipe Out Ovarian cancer and the “Party Like There is No More Cancer” immediately following. This event will be a live broadcast from Sunny 105.7 with Lisa Christian as your Host. Race registration benefits Florida Hospital Foundation for Ovarian cancer. The Silent Auction and Ovarian cancer Raffle benefit USA Mitchell Cancer Center in Mobile, Al and Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Fl.
Please come out and support our cause in any fashion you like. Walk, Run, Crawl, or just be a spectator. We appreciate and thank our sponsors! Your help enables us to continue the Fight against Ovarian cancer. The Surf is Up!! Are You On Board to Ride the Wave? More Information, please contact Jimmie Sue Walters at 850.525.1975
Redneck Riviera Chapter of Wonderful Wacky Women
“Show You Care… Wear Teal” in September to Support National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
On Friday, September 7, 2012, wewill join with thousands of men and women across the country wearing teal to support National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Teal is the color for ovarian cancer awareness, and serves as a reminder that ovarian cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths among women.
The Redneck Riviera Chapter of Wonderful Wacky Women, is a Partner Member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, which helps save women’s lives by raising awareness about this disease. Ovarian cancer used to be called the silent killer. We speak out in September—and throughout the year—so that women and health providers know to listen for the symptoms of this deadly disease. Our ultimate goal is to save women’s lives.”
We are hosting a 4 mile walk/run and 1 mile fun walk to raise awareness on October 27, 2012. For more information go to www.redneckrivierawonderfulwackywomen.com; Like us on Facebook: Redneck Riviera Chapter of Wonderful Wacky Women; or call 850.525.1975. Our title sponsor and honorary guest, Suzy Toronto will be here for Wonderful Wacky Women Week. Check out discount lodging rates at www.visitperdido.com
The following symptoms are much more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than women in the general population:
Pelvic or abdominal pain
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
Women should see a doctor, preferably a gynecologist, if they have these symptoms more than 12 times in the course of a month. Unfortunately, these symptoms are often missed or dismissed by women and their health care providers, leading to late diagnosis of the disease. Fewer than 20 percent of women are diagnosed in the early stages of ovarian cancer, when survival rates are highest.
The RRWWW is a 501 © (3) and was established in 2009. We began raising awareness and research money for Ovarian Cancer in 2010. Because there is no early diagnostic tool awareness is so very important. 100% of race registration fees will benefit the Florida Hospital Foundation for Ovarian cancer. Our Silent Auction and Ovarian Cancer Raffle will be split between USA Mitchell Cancer Center in Mobile and Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Fl.
Please Wear Teal all month!! Join us for a Closet Swap at Flora Bama on 09.08.12 (2:00 – 5:00 p.m.) Send email firstname.lastname@example.org info. Wacky Women Wednesday on Sept 12 & Sept. 26 (6:30 p.m.) Main Bar - Flora Bama.
Wacky Donor - Lulu's @ Homeport Marina, 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251)967.5858 www.lulubuffett.com
Tallulah's Treasures, 25122 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 251.961.6003
Thanks to Timothy McLarty and Thom Newcomb for the continued support of the Wonderful Wacky Women.
We appreciate your generosity as a Wacky Benefactor Sponsor:
T.W. Newcomb & Associates/Ameriprise Financial
Timothy B. McLarty, LMFC at email@example.com (850)435.6910