Izzy loves parties, but not pity parties.

If you want to feel sorry for someone, please don't feel sorry for her or our family.

This blog is for family and friends to keep up with Izzy and to document what a tough little girl she really is...

Don't worry - - she will kick cancers butt!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mustache Mayhem Contest to benefit CureSearch for Children's Cancer Research!!

Team Sassy Pants is hosting a fundraiser to benefit CureSearch for Children's Cancer Research. I "Mustache" you a question...Did you know that every day, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer? The money raised by American Cancer Society or Susan G Komen only donates 1% to Children's Cancer if any at all. 100% of your donation will go directly to Children's Cancer Research by participating in our Mustache Mayhem contest starting May 1 and going until May 31. Below are the details and contest rules:

1. Every contestant MUST start off clean shaven and submit a photo with absolutely NO facial hair on Tuesday May 1, 2012. You can email the photo to: mustachecontestforcuresear​ch@gmail.com and for fun post it under the event page on Facebook for all to see.

2. Every contestant MUST donate a minimum of $5 (feel free to donate more) no later than Tuesday May 1, 2012 under Team Sassy Pants on the CureSearch website listed below. Click on the green donate button in the middle of the screen once that is complete we will match your email address to your photo for your entrance.

3. Every contestant MUST abstain from taking any steroids or growth pills to enhance or cheat your way to a finer 'stach.

4. Every contestant MAY grow a full beard during the month, but on the day of your final photo(Which must be submitted by May 31, 2012) you MUST have it shaped into some sort of mustache. You can however have accessories (i.e, sideburns, chops, soul patch.)

*Please note you will be disqualified if you shave prior to Thursday May 31, 2012 or don't follow and agree to the above rules*

We are striving to get a minimum of 300 contestants ($1,500 to help find a cure for Children's Cancer), so help us by spreading the word and inviting your friends, family, and co-workers. For each person you refer to the contest you will receive a raffle ticket for some of our exciting prizes that will be announce in the next few weeks. Make sure to email me with your name and referral at: mustachecontestforcuresear​ch@gmail.com

Prizes and plaques will be awarded to the winners in the following categories:

Best In Show
-Best In Show runner up

Most Creative/Original
-Runner up

Most Disturbing
-Runner up

Best Impersonation
-Runner up


Most Pathetic

Judging will take place by a secret panel of HOT judges that will later be announced. They will take everything into consideration including, but not limited to: your stache, your wax, your attitude, and your personality. So have fun with it!

Here are some varieties of mustaches to get you motivated. Also, we know some of you have been growing your facial hair since (let's admit it) you've been able to grow it, but think of these incredible cancer kids who don't have a choice when their hair falls out. Did I make you feel guilty? I hope so!

- Handlebar Mustache
- Fu Manchu Mustache
- Pancho Villa Mustache
- Walrus Mustache
- Errol Flynn or Pencil Thin Mustache
- Zapata Mustache
- Chaplin or Toothbrush Mustache
- English Mustache
- Imperial Mustache
- GG Mustache

If you have made it to the bottom of this events page, scream a Hell Yeah, because I know you are all excited. Any questions or concerns can be addressed at JAbernethy07@gmail.com

If you know of anyone who would like to help sponsor the event please have them email me (JAbernethy07@gmail.com). We are also still looking for great prizes and items for our raffle, items that guys that can grow or attempt to grow a mustache might like.

Peace Out and Much Love,

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Izzy's 1 year in remission anniversary drive

I am thrilled to announce that April 11th will mark Miss Sassy Pants 1 year in remission anniversary. In celebration of this milestone we are collecting Play-Doh and bubbles to donate to Primary Children's Medical Center. It's important to our little family to make a big deal of how far Izzy has come because we know she is very blessed and fortunate to be where she is now. We have been touched by far too many of our cancer friends relapsing or losing the battle to cancer and earning their angel wings at far too young of an age.

If you would like to participate you can drop of Play-Doh or bubbles at my house up until April 10th. I asked Izzy what type of things she wanted to collect to donate to the hospital she decided on bubbles and Play-Doh. When Izzy went in for her weekly chemotherapy appointments she would always ask the Life Specialist for Play-Doh to keep her entertained while she was hooked up to an IV and being pumped with poison to fight her cancer. Bubbles were also very special because she used them as a coping method when her PORT was being accessed and the dressing around her wounds were changed. When Izzy first came out of surgery from having her tumor removed she was required to blow bubbles in order to clear her lungs.

There items will help so many children who are treated at PCMC. When I spoke with one of the administrators at the hospital I told her of our drive and she said the hospital could really use these types of items. She also gave me some inspiring statistic that I hope will put things into perspective for you. PCMC sees an average of 195 patients per day, out-patient registration is around 160,000 per year, in-patient is 70,000 per year (that means they stay overnight), and ER 40,000 per year. The more Play-Doh and bubbles the better so please feel free to invite your friend, family, and colleges to also participate.

Along with Izzy I have been amazed with the response we have already received for the drive. It means so much to have our friends, family, and complete strangers help us give back to the hospital that helped Izzy fight the fight. It only makes sense for us to help stock the shelves of the hospital with the items she most frequently used and making sure to celebrate every year she remains cancer free!

*If you would like us to do the shopping for you, you can send money through PayPal to JAbernethy07@gmail.com*

Much Love!!