What is Fork Cancer Baton Rouge?
"The second annual Fork Cancer Baton Rouge will take place on Thursday April 20, 2023 at the Capitol Park Museum. The evening will feature small plates and craft cocktails from the Baton Rouge Area’s most popular establishments as well as live entertainment and a silent auction. Funds raised by Fork Cancer will be used to ensure that the unique needs of each cancer patient are met by delivering life-saving programs, services, and advanced research." - Fork Cancer Baton Rouge website
Leading up to this April 20 event, Madeline Ellis, Founder and Creative Director of MIMOSA Handcrafted, and 19 other Tastemakers in the Baton Rouge area are each working to fundraise for Fork Cancer Baton Rouge benefiting the American Cancer Society.
What is a Fork Cancer Tastemaker?
What is Madeline's Fork Cancer Goal & How Can You Help Us Achieve It?
Madeline of MIMOSA Handcrafted has committed to raising at least $3,000 for Fork Cancer Baton Rouge by April 19, 2023, with donations benefiting the American Cancer Society.
When the opportunity to help fundraise came up, it got our wheels turning — here are 5 different ways to support Madeline's Fork Cancer campaign!
Ways To Donate & Support Fork Cancer
1. PURCHASE A BRONZE FORK PENDANT
MIMOSA is offering 100 of these bronze Fork Pendants for $30 each. Each pendant will come on a cotton cord and with a small description card.
100% of the purchase price of the pendants sold will be donated to Fork Cancer benefiting the American Cancer Society.
WE REACHED OUR GOAL & SOLD 100 FORKS! Thank you to everyone who purchased one. If you'd still like to support Madeline's Fork Cancer Campaign, see 4 more ways you can donate below!
2. PURCHASE ANY PIECE OF MIMOSA JEWELRY AND DONATE 1% OF YOUR ORDER TO FORK CANCER DURING CHECKOUT
Like one of our new Fork Cuffs!
From March 14 - April 19, 2023, Fork Cancer Baton Rouge will become our default donation option during checkout on our website — mimosahandcrafted.com.
This means that you can donate 1% of your order to our Fork Cancer campaign for every purchase to benefit the American Cancer Society.
3. BID ON THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND FORK CUFF + TURQUOISE
Dawson, MIMOSA Owner and Head Stone Setter, set twelve 2mm turquoise stones in the handle of one small/medium bronze Fork Cuff.
This bracelet will be on display at the MIMOSA Shoppe in Baton Rouge and will be auctioned off to raise funds for our Fork Cancer Baton Rouge campaign benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Visit the MIMOSA Shoppe to see this Fork Cuff in person and place your online bid for this one-of-a-kind piece from now through April 19, 2023, at 5 PM.
The auction has ended! Thank you to everyone who placed a bid!
4. DONATE DIRECTLY TO FORK CANCER & SUPPORT MADELINE'S CAMPAIGN
Want to donate but don't necessarily want to purchase any jewelry?
Donate directly to Madeline's Fork Cancer Baton Rouge campaign benefiting the American Cancer Society at the link below or by scanning the QR code below.
You can donate any amount — Even donating just $1 will help make a difference!
Scan to Donate!
5. ATTEND THE FORK CANCER EVENT ON APRIL 20
Attend the 2nd annual Fork Cancer event on April 20, 2023, where, "Tastemakers and the Baton Rouge Junior Executive board will come together to honor cancer survivors, spread the word about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives."
There will be small plates, craft cocktails, a silent auction, and live entertainment at this "party with a purpose" held at Baton Rouge's Capitol Park Museum!
When you purchase a ticket, make sure you select that you're supporting Madeline Ellis' Fork Campaign during checkout!
April 20, 2023
Capitol Park Museum
7 PM-10 PM
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket!
Why Does Fork Cancer Matter To Us Here at MIMOSA
In one way or another, cancer has affected several of our team members here at MIMOSA. Some of them have chosen to share their stories with us about how cancer has impacted their lives.
Jade — Retail/Sales at the MIMOSA Shoppe
"Joan was like a little sister to me. We became close to their family through dance classes and workshops and soon realized we were related, distant cousins through marriage!
"After many procedures and stays at hospitals across the US including St. Jude, she joined her mother up above and is dearly missed by all. She fought a fight that no one, especially her age should have endured, all with a beaming smile on her face!
"She was only 10 years old and would be turning 19 this year had cancer not taken her to a better place. We love and miss you sweet girl."
Blair — Retail/Sales at the MIMOSA Shoppe
"In 2010, I was 20 and my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. This was pretty devastating news as it was a terminal diagnosis, but as a young adult that was pretty tough to comprehend. By the time I was even able to understand what was happening, it was already the end of his cancer battle.
"Four short months and two days at hospice, and we had to say goodbye. It was the end of his story, but the beginning of mine. I knew this great loss would affect me, but little did I know that it would allow me to empathize and connect with so many who have been through this story too.
"I have the gift to carry this message of hope and strength with me every single day, something I wouldn’t have if his loss wasn’t a part of my story. I miss my dad oh so dearly, and promise to share his story whenever I get the chance in hopes I can help that one person who’s grieving, that one person who is thinking about getting tested, or the one person whose story is just beginning. We are all in this fight together and hope through this cause we can have many more survivor stories!"
Donna, Buffing & Wax Technician and Stone Setting Specialist
"During his battle, I struggled not to fall apart. I failed time and time again, but through his fight and his remarkable strength, I learned how to be stronger. I had to be for my mom and for our family and friends.
"I’m still grieving my dad, I always will. Nothing will fill that void, but I’m left with the most beautiful memories of him. I’ve learned quite a bit about compassion, empathy, humility, and strength through his battle. I’ll never stop learning from it."