Woodworkers Fighting Cancer
We are building toward a cure!
Who We Are:
In early 2010 I became friends with fellow woodworker Duane Moore, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer. Nicole and I made a special trip out to Ohio to give Duane some one on one woodworking instruction and it was a life-changing experience. Inspired by my experience with Duane, I decided it was time for The Wood Whisperer to get involved in a charity, and what better charity than the fight against cancer! Woodworkers Fighting Cancer was born out of a desire to rally this great community around a common cause that effects all of us in some way. I want woodworkers and non-woodworkers alike to be inspired by what our woodworking community is doing, and perhaps even join us in the fight. Duane has since passed away and he will be missed. Without him, Woodworkers Fighting Cancer would never have been created.
Our goal for 2011 is to raise $10,000 for Livestrong. And you can help by either donating directly, or participating in one of our Charity Builds. On September 26th, 2010, I will release the first in a series of videos showing how to build this years project: a rocking horse. You can download the plans here. We also have a full-size pattern available here. All you have to do is build the rocking horse and send me a picture by November 14th, 2011. I will then donate $1 to Livestrong for each picture I receive. We also have many sponsors who are matching my donation.
2011 Individual Sponsors:
2011 Corporate Sponsors:
How You Can Help:
Join our Livestrong Team - Anyone can join the fight. We have various events throughout the year to help raise funds, but you can become a member of our team right now (no donation required). Just go to our Team Page on the Livestrong website and sign up. If and when you are ready to make a donation, you can do so from your very own page on the Livestrong site.
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Our Livestrong Team Page
Join the Wood Whisperer Guild - The Wood Whisperer Guild is our premium online woodworking school. We are now donating 1% of EVERY new membership to Livestrong! You’ll recieve hours of high quality woodworking entertainment and education in the Wood Whisperer style, along with the joy of knowing you contributed to the Woodworkers Fighting Cancer effort. You’ll also have an opportunity to take part in our Charity Guild Builds where you can help us build toward a cure. Join the Guild today!
Show your support!
Place one of these badges on your site and link it to http://woodworkersfightingcancer.com
In March of 2010, The Wood Whisperer Guild managed to raise nearly $10,000 for the American Cancer Society during one of our Guild Builds. The goal was to build a Shaker Table, and I personally donated $5 for every table made. 67 tables were completed and thanks to 158 contributors and numerous corporate sponsors, we raised over $9000! The first video below was our original announcement and the second is our celebration of the accomplishment.
March 2010 Guild Build & Woodworker Fighting Cancer:
Results of the March 2010 Woodworking Fighting Cancer Effort: