In the spirit of last week’s announcement about being the official jewelry model for fair trade company Sandpiper Imports, owner Erika and I are launching #SandpiperSummer. Fifteen percent of sales through August 6 will be donated toward my personal fundraising goal for the Chicago Lymphoma Walk 5K on August 7. I’m almost at my 10-year Hodgkin lymphoma remission mark and I’m really looking forward to the walk this year! If you'd like to participate (and get some awesome jewelry):
1. Make a note of the pieces you are interested in from the website but don’t create an account. Sandpiper Imports is a small company and the website is set up for wholesale orders only.
2. Email Erika at firstname.lastname@example.org with your selections, along with #SandpiperSummer in the subject line.
3. She'll provide you with prices and take care of you from there. Your purchases will already support a female-owned business, female artisans, and fair trade, and will also help to fund cancer research.
Feel free to contact either of us if you have any questions! I will share the results in August. In other reminders, check back soon for news about the The R.I.P. Files, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and watch the Season 2 Teaser. Thank you for your support! ~Amelia
|Me, busy playing myself in real life.|
Photo by Jonathan Montgomery Pollock.
Behind the Scenes: The Real in Paranormal Reality TV Presentation at LaSalle Public Library in LaSalle, Illinois
July 12, 2016, 6 p.m.
Vegas Supernatural with Sherry Heyerly of The R.I.P. Files
July 25, 2016, 5 p.m. PST
Monsters: Fact and Folklore Presentation at Mather's—More Than a Café in Portage Park, Chicago
September 29, 2016, 2 p.m.
Chicago Ghost Conference with The R.I.P. Files at the Willowbrook Ballroom in Willow Springs, Illinois
October 7-9, 2016
Haunted History of Chicago Presentation at Asbury Court Retirement Center in Des Plaines, Illinois
October 10, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Scary Stories: A Documentary
I am also available year-round for Chicago ghost tours! To schedule a walking tour of the Loop or Lincoln Park, for a group or as few as two people, contact me at email@example.com.
Contributor to Haunted Bachelors Grove, by Ursula Bielski
Give Back, Get Involved
This month, I challenge you to register for a 3K, 5K, or 10K charity walk or run near you. The Chicago Lymphoma Walk 5K is a walk-only event, but I am training and planning to run a 5K one of these days. (Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K Run & Walk in October looks like a lot of fun!) In addition to the obvious health benefits, these events are easy and fun ways to raise money for worthy causes, give back to the community, and be an active part of the community. Live in or near Chicago? Walk with me in August! Otherwise, Active.com and RunGuides.com are good places to start. Now, go forth and tell your stories!