Thursday, May 22, 2008

Buttons-n-Dollars: Helping breast cancer patients

Hello, Button Floozies! If your boxes and jars are overflowing with button goodness, you can use them to help breast cancer patients.

My good friend Hayley, breast cancer survivor extraordinaire, recently met a woman named Heidi Marble, an eight-year survivor of inflammatory breast cancer. Heidi has established a registered charity called Buttons-n-Dollars to raise money to help under- and uninsured breast cancer patients with their treatment. Using donated buttons and costume jewellery, she turns broken mannequins into works of art, which she then sells or leases.

If you have costume jewellery or buttons to spare, please consider sending them to Heidi to help her continue her great work. Look at it this way: If you send some of your buttons to Heidi, you'll be making room in your stash for more!

To learn more about Heidi, her book Waiting for Wings, and her art and to find out how you can help, visit her Undone website. Her shipping address is

Heidi Marble
25017 NE 188th Court
Battle Ground, WA 98604


Sherry/Cherie said...

As a breast cancer survivor this is a subject close to my own heart. Thanks for the information Susan -- I'm noting the address!

Abbie said...

Hi Ladies!
What a fabulous reference!! Thank you so much for the info and the links. As I am 'de'stashing' I'll be sure to pass some along to her! thank you!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing this information about Heidi and her charity. I am a cancer survivor and I always like to contribute to the smaller charities.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh what a nice idea buttons for breast cancer help ..........I think it is wonderful . The buttons are so pretty to look at too.. glad I stopped in.. will be back
hugs Patty

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Just added alittle part of my blogpage
with a note and link to this site (:) You deserve all the help we can give ..bless you ..
Hugs Patty

Eleanor said...

When I was little, one of my favourite things was to play with the wonderful old buttons in my mother's button jar! Sadly I don't know what happened to that magical jar! Lovely to find your blog! Warm wishes Eleanor from Thatchwick

Diane said...

Is that ever sweet!! I will send her lots!!
Take care,

Jazze Junque Inc. said...

Growing up my mom had a button tin. I starting collecting many moons ago. I have a huge clear glass cookie jar filled to the rim with vintage buttons ~

Alena said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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