Cancer can Kiss my Stache!

It all started with an old friend of mine that heard about Delaney’s leukemia diagnosis, and wanted to do something about it. Kris created a team to raise money for a cancer related charity while training for a half marathon, but then still wanted to do more. “Hmmm…,” she wondered, “could I wear a special shirt or something to honor Delaney during the race?” And with pondering that simple thought, the wheels were put in motion.
She reached out to an artist friend of hers by the name of Jon Craig (www.craigerarts.com) and asked if he would be willing to help design a shirt to honor Delaney. You may have never heard of Jon, but you might have seen his designs like “The Wookie ate my homework” on shirts sold at Old Navy and other major stores. Anyway, he said that if we could think of what we wanted it to say, he would create the art work for it.
Our first thought was something very Delaney specific. What rhymed with Delaney? “Delaney, fo-faney, mo-maney, bo banna, fo fanna, Delannnney!” Nope, that wasn’t going to work! What if we had a little girl that resembled Delaney wearing a cape and a mustache? Hmmm… would we have him draw her with hair? Unfortunately, cancer affects SO many people, why not make it appeal to a broader audience? Then my PG brain kicked in with, “Well Delaney loves cows, maybe we could just have a picture of a cow with the words ‘Cancer can suck my teat!'”. The wife, who as usual had the common sense between the two of us, said it needed to be more G rated. Back to the drawing board… what does Delaney like… how could we honor her but still appeal to the many, many folks that have been affected by cancer?
If you have been following this blog for more than two seconds, you know that Delaney loves all things mustache. From her very first surgery when they did the lumbar puncture and put in her port, her only question was, “Can I have a mustache on me when I wake up?” So for our little mustached goofball, we came up with, “Cancer can Kiss my Stache!”
Jon did a great job of designing it for us (for free!!!) and we created a store online at ( www.zazzle.com/4delaney ) where anyone who is interested can buy a t-shirt, a hat, pins, stickers, or just about anything else they want to tell Cancer to Kiss their Stache! It also allows you to customize anything you might be interested in by choosing the size, color, style, etc. There is some sort of fancy way to put the store on this blog, I’m just not smart enough to know how (and those dummies say that beer kills brain cells!). So if you do check it out and like it, please feel free to share it with anyone else you know that you think might also enjoy it. Thank you!!!!

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