Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spot a Cure

In May of this year, a good friend of mine and fellow Dalmatian owner was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was the second Dal friend who received this devastating diagnosis in the past year. I struggled with a way that I could support my friend through her diagnosis and treatment, and I teamed up with a graphic artist and a printer to design and sell t-shirts to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness, in honor of my friends. As a result of our efforts, I formed a non-profit called "Spot a Cure."
Pictured below are the two t-shirt designs that we developed. Design #1 is called "No Obstacle Too Big to Conquer" and is printed large on the back of a white t-shirt with Design #2 printed smaller on the front left chest of the shirt.

Design #2 is called "Spot a Cure" and is also printed large on the back of the t-shirt with Design #1 printed smaller on the left front chest of the shirt.

If you look closely, you may see a Dal you know! Tess was the model for the "No Obstacle Too Big to Conquer" shirt, and Jazz's handsome half-brother Gage was the model for the "Spot a Cure" design.

Each of these shirts is available in adult sizes S, M, L, XL, and 2XL for $15, plus $5 to defray expenses of shipping and handling. Nearly $10 from each shirt will be donated to breast cancer research/awareness. The shirts are digitally printed in full color, front and back. They are available for purchase on our website at, where you can securely order online through PayPal.

One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The woman you help by supporting Spot a Cure may be you or someone you love! Please pass this information along to any of your friends or family who may be interested in purchasing one of our t-shirts. With each shirt purchased, we're including a laminated shower card with instructions for performing a breast self-examination. Both of my friends detected their tumors through this important test only months after having clear mammograms. Help us "Spot a Cure" for breast cancer by ordering one of these great t-shirts today!


  1. I definitely need one of those shirts. Maybe two!

  2. I just placed my order! Peyton is going to be so excited when he sees one of his long-distance girlfriends on my shirt. :)

    What a wonderful project Lisa!