Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I hadn't intended to blog about this because, quite frankly, it has been very painful. My sister Paula recently passed away following a very long (over twenty years - she had early onset) battle with Parkinson's Disease. I happened upon this awareness campaign and thought that, considering the circumstances, I just had to put it up to try to help out.  I have included a portion from the site but please click the picture to get more information.

Celebrity Designed and Signed Candle Holders ...

… auctioned to raise awareness of the race for a cure for Parkinson’s (scroll through list below)

Britain’s favourite celebrities have personally designed these 34 candle holders, which will be auctioned on eBay for 10 days starting 7pm on 22nd FEBRUARY 2011.   Only one candle holder of each design has been made … making each of them truly unique. 
These top quality, bone china candle holders, are made in Stoke on Trent and filled with 100 hour white wax.  They are approximately 75mm in diameter and 92mm tall and come in a specially made presentation box.  The design has been kiln-fired onto the candle holder, during the manufacturing process, to make it permanent.    Remember - the items for auction here are truly unique - only one of each design exists.
Additionally we are auctioning 10 hand signed photographs sent to us by celebrities in response to our appeal for support.
Included with every item is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s Managing Director. 

 This is a horrible disease that robbed my sister (and those like her) of her ability to be independent, her ability to communicate well and most importantly her dignity. Please consider bidding on an item or just giving a little to help support research.  


Crafty Cre8tions said...

Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Nancy said...

ohh Kim...sending hugs and prayers...we have a family member that has recently been diagnosed with this to. Just the early stages..we had to find an adult home for another alternitive. because there has to be 24 hr suppervision due to another's a sad thing to see a loved one had to endure...

I hope things get better for you and your family...hugs girlfriend