There are lots and lots of types of cancer. It’s insidious. When your family or friends are diagnosed, you mourn, you grieve for what is ahead of them.
You want to help but don’t know how.
I make meals, I organise meal rosters (I love the takethemameal site), I have coffee and a chat with people caring for people enduring chemotherapy (I love coffee!). It’s not much – but it’s something.
While scouring the net for my post on Father’s Day gifts that give back I stumbled across The Life Tie Project – I was so impressed by it that I decided to devote a whole post to it rather than add it to the Father’s Day post.
The Life Tie project was established to provide funding to organisations that have the potential to alleviate the challenges associated with cancer.
How ? – through the sale of ties and scarfs – and seriously nice silk ties and scarfs too!
But, I’ll be honest, the thing that gave it the big thumbs up for me is the free, that’s right FREE, shipping to Australia. So rare – why ? I don’t know – we’re not that far away – the yellow DHL vans are here!
Each quarter The Life Tie Project partners with an established organisation that is involved in cancer research, prevention or patient care. At least 25% of its funds (not just profits) are donated to the partner organisations. It also funds apps that are focused on providing assistance to cancer patients. We all love our apps that tell us where to buy a coffee, the name of the song on the radio or how to get from a to b – but why not support apps that provide genuine help to cancer patients and their carers?
Now have a look at the ties – the very smart signature tie ($50) - which I am sure would look just as good on a male as it does on this cheeky one! The sky tie ($68) would look very dapper on a groom I think!
Who would have thought that a simple purchase like a tie could go a way towards alleviating the challenges associated with cancer?
The Life Tie Project is something YOU can do to help.