My mom never stopped being my mom. Not when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, not when her hair first started to fall out, not when she was fitted for a wing, not when cancer came back for another round, and not any day of her battle did she stop being my mom.
Now, after three years of her passing I look back at my time with her and I don’t remember cancer. I remember my mom. I remember going to Disney World with her, meeting Mickey Mouse and Cinderella. I remember dining at the castle, dressing up as a princess, and being happy not just because I was in Disney but because I was in Disney with my mom. People are right when they say it’s a magically place because for me and my family it truly was. Disney felt like the place where Cancer couldn’t touch us.
That is why, after my mom passed, I started the Jennifer A. Cutler Foundation. Through the Just Believe Campaign, we send a family with the mother or father going through cancer treatments away to Disney World. So mom can be mom again. Dad can be dad again. And for a short while, they aren’t the family battling cancer they are just a family enjoying life.
On April 29th, 2019, the 3rd annual Tea Party fundraiser was held in Centerville-Wareham-Trinity. I am so excited and beyond grateful to announce that we raised over $5000! To all the volunteers, ladies who organized it, the Lion’s Club for their donation, the attendees, the photographer, everyone who sold tickets and everyone who bought tickets – I am raising my glass to you. It is because of your support and your kindness that we are able to do what we do. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
It was such a wonderful event with over 200 people. Hot tea was being served from the awesome butlers. Cookies, cakes, tarts, and other delicious goods were baked by the ladies attending the event. We chatted, listened to speech’s, sang, and supported this charity together showing that even as a small community in Newfoundland and Labrador, we have the power to make a positive impact, the power to create change, and when we come together, there’s nothing we can’t do.
I am also so grateful to be the one to say that on November 1st 2018 our first family had an amazing time at Disney World and as of April 29th 2019 applications are now opened for the second family. To fill out an application please visit our website jenniferacutler.ca Any questions or concerns about the application or our foundation please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alyssa Cutler – Miss St. John’s World 2019