Hey Logan County- one of our favorite fundraisers is here- the Doors of EnCOURAGEment! Hard to believe, but this is the SEVENTH year for this event that helps provide funds to the Logan County Cancer Society.
In its seven years, the event has raised more than $240,000. The funds raised support Logan County Residents that have received a cancer diagnosis by providing assistance for fuel expense, medication and supply expense, wig expense and also provides for an emergency assistance account. Every penny raised stays in Logan County to directly benefit our friends and neighbors during their cancer treatment. Every. Single. Penny.
Community members, groups and local businesses can help with this event in many ways:
- Paint/decorate a door. The only requirements are that it be positive, respectful of the cause (but does not have to be cancer related), finished on both sides and sealed for the weather. The organizers provide the doors, bases, weights and take care of all the set up and moving. Please contact Melody Couchman at Wren's Florists- 593-5015 or send her an email at email@example.com to make arrangements to get your door.
- Sponsor a door. For those that don't want to create a door, there are willing groups, organizations, classes, etc. that are willing and would appreciate the opportunity to create for you. Please contact Melody Couchman at Wren's Florists- 593-5015 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting her know of your willingness to sponsor. Participation donation is $200.00 per door payable to the Logan County Cancer Society.
- Sponsor AND paint a door!
- Attend the auction and bid on a door (details below)
The finished doors will be displayed throughout downtown Bellefontaine beginning March 26 (so if you want to decorate a door, you need to get started now). They will be up until Sunday, April 22, at which time they will be moved to the Logan County Fairgrounds. On Thursday, April 26, they will be auctioned off, beginning at 6pm. Your support means the world to me! Anything that you can do to help the success continue would be greatly appreciated. Get a group of friends together and create. Plan a family paint party. Convince your co-workers to combine talents for the display. You may be surprised at the great 'art' your door becomes when you put love and the great cause behind it. Share this email. Encourage others to participate. Wonderful support is truly what has allowed the event to grow into the meaningful tradition that it has become.
We're proud to once again be sponsoring a door for this very worthy cause. We have participated every year and are so thrilled that all money raised stays in Logan County. We believe strongly in supporting our local community and this is such an amazing project that does just that!
To learn more about Doors of EnCOURAGEment, please visit their Facebook page. To learn more about the Logan County Cancer Society, please call 937-599-7022 or visit their Facebook page.
Below are just a few of the hundreds of doors that have been created over seven years.