about to begin our eighth raffle and feel encouraged
as more and more people are beginning to support us
and this iimportant work.
Our goals are
twofold; to raise money to help in this effort
to defeat cancer and to raise peoples awareness about
How we Began
Frank Halden lost his wife Hallie-Jo in April of 2003
and decided that he needed to do something to end the
suffering Hallie-Jo and he went through and that he
saw many other families going through.
Frank wanted to see
curing Cancer go on the front burner and he began to
map out a strategy to raise money and awareness. This
project began to take shape in his mind and developed
into Quilt4 Cancer.
The idea was to raise
money and awareness and Frank decided to use what he
knew. He had been taught by Hallie-Jo to sew and tie
quilts. Frank, also knew that a large portion of the
money being raised by Cancer organizations goes to administration
and not to research. He decided he would build a quilt
and sell chances online to raise money and awareness.
This new way of using the internet and his Quilt-making
gift from Hallie-Jo would help him to raise money with
very little administative cost and almost all the money
going to research.
Frank began to talk to
people he knew about the project, often citing statistics,
to show people how important this work is. The statistics
and the honest simplicity of Frank's project made so
much sense that people and tools began to fall into
us, to defeat this grave and difficult advisary, buy
a ticket or two and encourage you friends to support
With your help we will
defeat Cancer in our lifetime!
We now have our own 501C3.
We have enjoyed being under the umbrella of IROC (Indoor
Recreation of Orleans County) and benefited from their
suggestions and professional guidance but must step
out on our own.