Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
A pair of suspenders might be the must-have accessory of early fall 2012, and for good reason. Chicago-based non-profit SuperSibs! recently announced a campaign called Sibtember—a fundraising initiative built around wearing suspenders. Sibtember is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and funds for SuperSibs! through a grassroots movement that involves supporters wearing suspenders during the entire month of September.
The movement works like this: supporters pledge to wear suspenders every day in September. These participants share their story—and the story of SuperSibs!—with others in hopes of raising pledges for their valiant suspender-donning efforts. Participants are encouraged to have fun with their suspenders by decorating them, adding flair and getting creative with how they fashion these supportive wardrobe accents.
“SuperSibs! supports and lifts up the siblings of children with cancer when their family is going through a very tough time,” said SuperSibs! Executive Director Suzanne Skala. “Suspenders essentially do the same thing. They hold you up and offer support. This parallel is something we are having a lot of fun with—who wouldn’t want to be a part of this exciting and unique fundraising effort to help children?”
Sibtember hopes to accomplish two vital goals for SuperSibs! The first goal is to spread awareness for the organization on a national level. The second goal is to raise funds so that many of the programs and support services SuperSibs! provides can continue to be offered to additional children for years to come.
During July and August, SuperSibs! will be recruiting participants for Sibtember. Those interested in receiving more information about this initiative or signing up to participate in Sibtember are encouraged to visit http://www.sibtember.org.
SuperSibs! is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring ongoing comfort, recognition and support to children with brothers and sisters who have cancer. SuperSibs! helps these siblings to redefine the cancer experience to use these life lessons for strength, courage and hope as they move into the future. No longer are these "shadow survivors" forgotten and alone as they battle feelings of fear, insignificance, guilt, helplessness, anger and grief. For more information, visit http://www.supersibs.org.