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    Larsen & Brusgaard – Raffle Donations

      Larsen & Brusgaard donated 4 units for the Jump for The Rose Pinkfest Boogie 2019 raffle! the items are: 2 AresII wristmounts and 2 ProtrackII audibles! Join us for the boogie at Skydive Spaceland Houston on Oct 5 and 6! Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25 available at the boogie, October 5,6 2019 at Skydive Spaceland Houston. Drawing for the winners will be held on October 6 at the boogie. To buy tickets online contact, me, Marian Sparks or email me at marian@jumpfortherose.org. You do NOT need to be present to win. Thanks L&B for your support!

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    Performance Design: PD Optimum Reserve Raffle

    Our awesome sponsor Performance Designs has done it again! This year PD is offering a gift certificate for a PD Optimum Reserve. The PD Optimum Reserve  will be raffled at Jump For The Rose Pinkfest Boogie 2019 October 5 & 6 2019 at Skydive Spaceland Houston! Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25! You can buy them at the Pinkfest Boogie or online. Contact me, Marian Sparks, or email me at marian@jumpfortherose.org. Drawing will be held on October 6 at the boogie. You do NOT need to be present to win! Thanks for your continued support all these years PD! Karl Meyer you and your team ROCK!!

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    SKYDIVE EGYPT – $300 Discount for Jump Like A Pharaoh

    Our friends at Skydive Egypt have donated 3 gift certificates to Jump For The Rose Pinkfest Boogie 2019 Raffle! Each is good for $300 off registration forSkydive Egypt’s event, Jump Like A Pharaoh Vol. 3 in June of 2020 (Date TBD). This event will be held at the pyramids of the Giza Plateau in Cairo, Egypt! I recently visited these pyramids and thought it was beautiful!  I can’t wait to the pyramids from above! Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25 available at the boogie, October 5,6 2019 at Skydive Spaceland Houston. Drawing for the winners will be held on October 6 at the boogie. To buy tickets online…

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    Jump for The Rose Quilt Raffle

    This is your chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt and help Jump for The Rose fight breast cancer! All proceeds raised will be donated to The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization, to help provide mammograms to uninsured women and men. A very big Thank-You goes to Suzanna McLain for creating this beautiful work of art and generously donating it! The winning ticket will be drawn on October 6, 2019 at the Jump For The Rose Pinkfest Boogie 2019. For more information on how you can buy your lucky ticket contact Marian Sparks via email at Marian@jumpfortherose.org or on JFTR’s facebook page! Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.

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    Texas Medicare: Cancer Information

    A Texas Medicare content team member reached out and provided 2 links with valuable information on cancer. Texas Medicare covers all things medicare and is not limited to Texas. The first link is an in-depth guide about navigating the financial shoals of treating cancer. The guide helps patients understand how to protect themselves financially. The link (published in Dec 2018) is provided here: The Ultimate Cancer Medicare Guide: What You Need To Know  https://texasmedicareplan.com/ultimate-cancer-medicare-guide/ The second link (published June 2019) is updated and more comprehensive. It is a bit more geared towards seniors, but it still manages to reach a big audience.  You can access that information by clicking this link:…

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    Pink Fest Boogie 2019 Raffle

    Jump for The Rose Pinkfest Boogie 2019 quilt is coming together. The quilt will be raffled at the Pinkfest Boogie event on October 5, 2019. If you would like to donate your time or raffle prizes, please contact Marian!

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    A DAY IN AUSTIN: CPRIT LOBBYING

    My day in Austin at the capitol lobbying for CPRIT was a new experience for me. I’ve never done that sort of work before. It was tiring and exhilarating all at the same time. Kind of like skydiving!      CPRIT stands for Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Back in 2007 it was a proposition voted into being by the people of Texas to provide 3 BILLION dollars over a period of 10 years to fund cancer research and prevention. It was funded by selling bonds in 2010. With the money then available, Texas attracted 160 researchers including recent Nobel Prize winner Dr. Jim Allison. It delivered 4.7…

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    PARACHUTIST highlights JFTR

    PARACHUTIST’s March edition highlights Jump for the Rose for a record breaking $70,000 donation. Since 2010, JFTR has donated over $230,000 to The Rose. Those interested in hosting an event at their favorite drop zone should contact Marian Sparks at Marian@jumpfortherose.org.  Click here to read the entire article.

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    Marian, The Rose, & CPRIT

    Marian, founder of Jump for The Rose, will travel to Austin, Texas along with advocates of The Rose during early March in support of Cancer Prevention and Research Institute in Texas (CPRIT). Texas state legislature must authorize a fully funded CPRIT extension for the next 10 years.  Texas voters must, then approve, the authorization. Keep the conversation going by tagging your state representative online or sending her/him an email. Visit Jump for The Rose on facebook to spread the word with your cyber friends! Here is a story on lobbing efforts from KXAN.  

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    JFTR Welcomes Nonna Snowden Cooks

    Marian and Jump for The Rose’s Volunteer Team want to recognize Virginia Snowden (Nonna Snowden) and her sister, Aunt Winkie, in their current cooking & fund raising endeavour.  All of us, here at JFTR,  invite you to join our network of volunteers, skydivers, breast cancer patients and survivors, and now cooks, in the fight against breast cancer. You can do this by subscribing to Nonna Snowden Cooks’ You Tube channel and participating in what we hope will become a network of friends and family who enjoy sharing cooking ideas, recipes, and the camaraderie that comes with supporting a good cause. Click here to read about Nonna, her affiliation with Jump…