Quilt for a Cause
|This Mexican Star quilt was made and machine quilted by Judy Breneman for Quilt for a Cause, an organization that auctions quilts made and donated by quilters to support breast and gynecologic cancer research. You can go to Quilt for a Cause: Sew a Cure for Women's Cancers to learn more about this fundraiser.|
I made this quilt in memory of Lisa, a wife and mother of three boys ages 5 to 10. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2003. Throughout her treatments, she continued to run with her friends and competed in many road races. She placed in the top ten as a survivor at the Coeur d' Alene Race for the Cure. A year ago, Lisa ran a marathon in May and completed the two day cancer walk in Seattle in July. Tragically, the breast cancer spread late last summer and in spite of her valiant fight it took her. She passed away on January 22, 2006. She was 36 years old.
Lisa was a dear friend of my son John and daughter-in-law Susy. Susy and Lisa were running buddies regularly preparing for and participating in various runs.
Lisa left behind not only her family but so many friends. This year her friends formed Team Lisa for the Race for the Cure. So many people had been touched by Lisa's life that Team Lisa had over 800 participants and was able to raise over $35,000, the most of any team participating.
In tribute to Lisa her team's shirt read: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race...2 Timothy 4:7 in tribute to Lisa.