Hi! I am Rachel. If you're reading this then most of you know me and are invited to our wedding this December 4th! We are so excited to be celebrating with you all and can hardly wait for our special day. I realize this is a unique request but it's been on my mind for some time and is very near and dear to my heart. Brendan has been so supportive of my dreams of making this happen, so we are proposing a Wedding fundraising idea instead of gifts.
At the age of 19, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After 6 months of chemotherapy and a month of radiation, all was somewhat back to normal in life, except the whole being bald thing...(bad cancer joke, I know). Anywho, since then, I've tried to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) whenever I am able. LLS is a wonderful organization that fights for the rights of cancer patients, raises millions of dollars for research, funds vacations for patients, and even helps pay hospital bills. As I got older, I always dreamt of my wedding day, for alot of reasons, but I also dreamt of writing this on my wedding invitation: " In lieu of a gift, a contribution in our name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society would be greatly appreciated." I realize this is not for everyone and thats okay! But if you do wish to make a donation in our name, please do so here. We love you all! We appreciate you so much! And we look forward to celebrating with you soon! Thank you so much. Hugs
P.S. Please do NOT donate anonymously so we can properly thank you. If you choose to donate you can hide the dollar amount, but please leave your name :)
Rachel and Brendan
(The Future Mitchelsons )