Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Who you've helped...this week.

Because of your generosity, we made gifts this week to:
  • A young girl being treated for brain cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
  • A mom who is caring for her newborn while facing treatment for breast cancer.
  • A woman in Mississippi who survived lung cancer and is now facing breast cancer.
  • A Tennessee mom of 6 undergoing cancer treatment.
  • A woman whose breast cancer has metastasized to other parts of her body.
Overwhelmed with gratitude,
Emily Tickle Thomas

Saturday, June 25, 2011

"40 x 40" Update - Lesson Learned, Dream Bigger

I didn't receive 40 gift cards by my 40th birthday yesterday.  I received SEVENTY FIVE gift cards worth over $1,800 to distribute to cancer patients!


Since launching CCX on June 1, we have collected over $2,400 and sent $600 worth of gift cards to 6 cancer patients.


As our friend Jeff Hawkins said, "People are good."


Overwhelmed with gratitude,
Emily Tickle Thomas

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"40 x 40" Update

As of right this very instant, I have received 30 gift cards this week after offering my "40 cards by the time I turn 40 Friday" challenge. 


Because of the overwhelming generosity of friends and of people I have never met, tomorrow I will mail out gifts to:



  • A woman in Texas who had surgery last week for ovarian cancer.
  • A local woman who has faced both breast and ovarian cancer in the last 2 years.



Overwhelmed with gratitude,
Emily Tickle Thomas

Monday, June 20, 2011

40 by 40

40 by 40 -- I am turning 40 on Friday and all I really want is  


40 gift cards donated to The Cancer Card Xchange by then.


Order gift cards online at www.cancercardxchange.org or


re-gift some you already have.




In the past few days, we have received the following cards:


Gift Cards So Far:

$150 Kroger


$25 Ruby Tuesday


$10 Malco Movie Theater


$15 Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream


$15 Subway


$50 Target





Overwhelmed with gratitude,


Emily Tickle Thomas

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Who you've helped...so far

Because of your generous support, we made gifts this week to:

  • A 34 year old veterinarian technician from Fairhope, Alabama undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. She hopes one day to get married and have children.
  • A husband and father of 2 with colon cancer who is having regular chemo treatments in hopes of shrinking tumors before surgery.
  • A single mom of 3 who is working full-time during chemo for ovarian cancer.
  • A family whose 4 year old daughter is being treated away from their hometown at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for brain cancer. 



Spread the word to your family and friends. The more gift cards, the more days we can brighten. 


Overwhelmed with gratitude,
Emily Tickle Thomas
www.cancercardxchange.org

Monday, June 6, 2011

Progress Report

Hello all,

I hope you have had a chance to learn what we are doing to brighten the day of cancer patients. The process has begun to become an official non-profit in the State of Tennessee. Donations of gift cards have started coming in and I am very close to being able to make my first gifts through The Cancer Card Xchange. Stay tuned for more details about these recipients in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your support, prayers and donations. I am hopeful this endeavor is going to grow and brighten the lives of many people. Please spread the word to your family and friends.

Keep in touch,
Emily Tickle Thomas

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